Name: Meriden Villanueva
Hometown: Bergenfield, NJ
FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Executive Director / President
DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE:
Her duties as an executive director are to design, develop and implement strategic plans for the organization. The executive director is also responsible for day-to-day operation of the organization, which includes managing committees and hiring staff. The Board of Directors grant the executive director the authority to run the organization.
PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO:
Born and raised in New Jersey, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting and Visual Media with a concentration of TV/Film Production from Seton Hall University. Since then, she has worked behind the scenes of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” and “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” as well as ABC’s “Live with Regis and Kelly.” After 6 years working in an office for an entertainment social network company and a performing arts school, Meriden decided to pursue acting professionally and joined SAG-AFTRA. She’s been featured in commercials for Walmart and Nationwide Insurance. Currently Meriden is working on various feature films and TV shows on CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, Disney, Nickelodeon and Netflix.
Little Known Fact:
Meriden was a contestant on a Philippine variety show called “Wowowee” and won 10,000 Pesos in the Philippines.
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