Delaney is an active community volunteer, currently serving as vice chair for the board of youth services for Oklahoma County and previously serving as vice chair of the 2011 deadCENTER board under Chairman Anthony McDermid.
“Karen Delaney is a thoughtful leader and a tireless advocate for the deadCENTER Film Festival,” said deadCENTER Executive Director Lance McDaniel. “She understands the value of independent film within the culture of Oklahoma and leverages her vast experience with other non-profits to help us attract strategic partners and corporate sponsors. We are thrilled to have Karen leading deadCENTER as our Board Chair.”
Delaney will be joined on the executive committee by Whitney Moss as vice chair, David Portman as treasurer, Barbara Cable as secretary and Anthony McDermid as past president. Also serving on the 2012 deadCENTER Board of Directors are Sherry Blanton, Melanie Burns, Denise Castelli, Art Cotton, Shannon Fudge, Chris Hargrove, Ciane Hogan, Brent Johnson, Dwayne Jones, Xavier Niera, Kevin Perry, Sara See, and Jeff Trachtenberg.
deadCENTER is Oklahoma’s largest film festival and one of the 20 “Coolest” festivals in the world according to MovieMaker magazine. For the past 12 years, deadCENTER has featured thousands of films from around the world and all over Oklahoma. From hilarious comedies and insightful documentaries to scary horror films and intense dramas, deadCENTER selects a broad slate of films that cater to all tastes.
This year’s festival takes place June 6-10 in downtown Oklahoma City. Deadline for submitting films is February 14, 2012. For more information, please visit deadcenterfilm.org.