We are the LA/Orange County chapter of Media Communications Association-international (MCA-I.) Our members gather to help each other in business by networking and offering monthly programs that help us stay at the top of an ever-changing, highly competitive industry. Our regular monthly meetings feature industry experts sharing cutting edge information in technology, creativity, business marketing, etc. As a non-profit association (registered 501(c)3 corporation) of professionals working in every area of the media, our mission is to serve members, the regional media community and society at large through various events, the internet and other initiatives.
The LA/OC Chapter, one of the oldest in the organization, has been a leader with, among other examples, being the first to produce MCAI’s signature event, MediaProCamp. Our respected website, www.mcai-oc.org offers industry news, information and opinion which results in an average of 10,000 unique hits per month. Our Chapter’s monthly newsletter, the BLAST reaches almost 1,000 professionals across Southern California with a minimum of 20 issues a year.
Chapter website: www.mcai-oc.org
To join MCA-I go to our international website: www.mca-i.org
Chapter Officers and Board Members serve 1 year terms and may be re-elected as members see fit. Elections are usually in June of each year.
President: Walter Davis
Walter Davis, CEO of Walter Davis Enterprises, is a business entrepreneur, new media production and marketing guru and host of talk shows on radio and cable. He has been a popular highlight presenter at our MCAI MediaProCamps and is recognized as a generous teacher. He's made a successful business with the same techniques and tools that he has generously shared at our events.
Vice President: Frank Holguin / Communications
CEO ofFrank Holguin and Associates, A Communications & Entertainment Company, he operates from both the Orange County and Palm Springs areas serving a wide variety of clients. Frank has managed, directed and/or produced communications in a variety of media that include public relations, advertising, live shows and special events, television shows, trade shows, print/collateral and direct mail campaigns.
President Elect and Treasurer: Art Kirsch
Filmmaker Art Kirsch is the founder of SoCalShowbiz.com. As well as a producer, he is a business manager, and ardent supporter of the entertainment arts in Orange County. Art serves on the Chapter's Programming Committee and various other Boards of Directors including OC Screenwriters Association. He is also active with the OC MultiMedia Association.
Secretary: John W. Coleman
John is the President and Executive Producer of Twin Oaks Communications. A producer, director, writer and media consultant for over 25 years, he works in all media. Twin Oaks serves businesses’ needs with everything from newsletters and video press releases to web-based marketing and sales support communications, for companies large and small. The company also serves as developer of television programming for syndication, cable and the internet.
Member at Large: Curt Byk
VO performer Curt Byk has been telling stories all of his adult life. While a sales executive for media companies, he honed his skills by telling clients stories. When he transitioned to voice acting and began telling clients’ stories, the placement of that apostrophe became profound. With a believable and engaging style, Curt's warm and friendly sound will grab your listeners’ attention. To add some danger to his life, he performs improv with a local group. In addition, he believes in giving back to the business, serving on the Board of the Orange County/Los Angeles chapter of the Media Communications Association International and partners with Jim Alburger and Penny Abshire to produce VOICE, the largest global conference for voice talents.
Member at Large: Anne Ganguzza / Membership
Voice Artist, Anne Ganguzza, has recorded for a long list of clients including ad agencies, production companies, corporations and government entities. She is the founder and doyenne of the networking and talent support group, VO Peeps. In that capacity Anne also administrates the MCAI-OC/VO Peeps Education Scholarship Fund, which she created. Currently, in between recording sessions Anne is vo2gogo.com’s Instructor in Orange County, and teaches the vo2gogo curriculum and day long intensives in the Irvine, CA location. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in corporate and educational training, and has been successfully mentoring and coaching voiceover students for over three years.
Member at Large: Jean M. Davis / Asst Treasurer
No relation to our current president, Walter Davis,—though she has worked with him as his protege'—Jean Marie is an internet talk show host and producer. Her budding media career is gaining traction due to her bubbly and energetic personality. Hoping to someday make it a full time job, Jean joined the LA/OC Chapter of MCA-I to network with other professionals, learn more about the business and hone her on-camera skills. She has volunteered as an assistant to Treasurer, Art Kirsch, and is visable at almost every meeting as our greeter and purser.