Some of the org’s founders are stepping down from their posts to make way for a new generation of leadership. Leon Silverman, the Hpa’s longtime president, is giving up the post. Seth Hallen, senior vice president of global creative services at Sony Dadc New Media Solutions, will assume the presidency. Hallen has been an Hpa board member since 2007. Silverman will remain on the org’s board of directors in a newly created role: “past president.”
Also relinquishing his office is Phil Squyres, the only treasurer the Hpa has ever had. Squyres’ replacement will be Panavision’s chief financial officer, Bill Roberts, who was recently elected to the Hpa board. Squyres, like Silverman, will remain on the Hpa board of directors.
Silverman announced the changes