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ABOVE & BEYOND - What's In A Name?: PGA Volunteers Don't Have To Be Named Stacy (Maybe It Helps)

Posted By Administration, Friday, February 10, 2017

Stacy Hope Herman

This month we highlight volunteers with a tale of two Stacys! Although they may share a name, each has left an individual mark on the PGA. Stacy Hope Herman has been a member of the PGA since the merger of the AAP and PGA in 2001. An early member of the PGA East chapter, she contributed to the first set of PGA East bylaws and served as the very first PGA East Financial Officer. “In the beginning I volunteered because I believed in the Guild’s mission and wanted to see the PGA East chapter grow and succeed. Today I want to give back to the Guild that has nourished my career in the past 15 years. I’ve gotten most of my jobs either directly or indirectly through PGA members, and I have made lifelong friendships through volunteer work.”  Today Stacy serves as the Co-Chair of the PGA East Events Committee and sits on its Advisory Board.  Her past involvement includes service on the Recruitment and Mentoring Committees, as well as on the AP Council Board of Delegates. When not volunteering, Stacy works primarily as a VP of Production or Line Producer in the nonfiction space.  Lately she has been developing projects for the on-demand market in both fiction and nonfiction.

Stacy Burstin

A 10-year member of the PGA, Stacy Burstin currently serves on the New Media Council Board of Delegates.  “I enjoy participating in PGA events in a variety of capacities. My involvement can depend on my work load, my interest in a given subject or if I simply want to work with the people putting the event together.” She has produced panels including “Women Producing Animation” and contributed to the VR Seminar at the past Produced By Conference, as well as co-produced a successful YouTube/PGA mixer at the YouTube Studios in Playa Vista, alongside fellow NMC board members. Stacy is the liaison for the NMC Board with the Online Video Committee and  a member of the International Committee & China Task Force. “I feel it is our responsibility,” she says, “as members of the PGA, and especially speaking as a New Media Council delegate, to be active and to make our time beneficial to other members. When I volunteer, I look for opportunities that provide exposure in areas I might not be familiar with as well to people that I would usually not directly connect with … I cannot emphasize how important it is to get involved with the PGA in some way—you will receive much more in return than any amount of time you invest volunteering.”  When not volunteering, Stacy is based at her Playa del Rey production company, Eevolver, Inc., which she co-founded. Currently Eevolver is working on its first animated film, The Land of Sometimes, with Ewan McGregor.  

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