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JULY 27, 2018

INTRODUCING NEW NFFTY BOARD MEMBERS

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tony caravano

Tony Caravano is one of two new members to the NFFTY BOD. He grew up in a military family, spending much of his childhood in NC and Florida. Caravano graduated from NC State with a degree in Criminology in 2004 and served as student body president for two terms, was Leader of the Pack and a Caldwell Fellow. Caravano lives in Seattle and is currently employed by Amazon where he leads Content Acquisition Management for Amazon Video. Previously he led a Business Development team for Amazon Campus. Prior to this role he was employed by Compass Group USA as the Vice President of Higher Education Sales, Strategic Initiatives and before that worked with U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan as her deputy state director. He is currently a member of the NC State University Board of Directors; has also been a member of the Institute of Emerging Issues Board of Directors, the (NC State) Chancellor's African American Advisory Council, and was a 2014 recipient of the Alumni Association's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. He was also a German Marshall Fund Fellowship Recipient and Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar.

Tony is excited to join the NFFTY board because he believes in the art of storytelling and the power it possesses in connecting communities with like and dissimilar histories. Providing young people with this creative outlet is critical to the future of civic problem solving.

liv faris

Liv Faris has been telling stories for more than two decades. She is an Emmy-award winning producer and director whose content experience includes broadcast news, marketing and PR, web series, native advertising, and branded content. Liv also brings community-based social marketing and UX to her work, creating content and campaigns that result in lasting behavior change and positive social impact. Liv currently leads a creative UX team at Expedia. She is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow, a program focused on civic leadership development and community engagement and is adjunct faculty with the Communication Leadership program at the University of Washington. Liv has a journalism degree from Washington State University and was a fellow with the Radio and Television News Directors Association in Berlin.

Liv is dedicated to working with youth to help them develop their skills and careers – in filmmaking and beyond. She is honored to join the leadership of NFFTY and NFFTY Creative to continue the organization’s important work and help create even more opportunities for talented youth looking to develop, hone and showcase their skills.