Our Team | LAI Video

Meet The Team

LAI Video houses some of the industry's most creative, intelligent, and ruthless talent. Our team of video warriors, scoundrels, and do-gooders is trained to push the grandest of ideas into the smallest of production timelines.
  • Matthew Jones

    Matthew Jones is the president and chief executive officer at Leading Authorities Inc., one of the nation’s most prominent event design and lecture agencies, with unique capabilities in lecture representation, media and event production, and entertainment.

  • Kate Burns

    Kate is the chief operating officer and is involved across the company in executing plans for growth.

  • James Loizou

    James Loizou leads the team at LAI Video, building the Emmy® Award-Winning agency from scratch over the last 15 years. His innate balance of creativity and methodology guides our team forever forward towards innovation. 

  • James Favata

    As the Vice President of Creative at LAI Video, James offers his docu-style and motion graphics expertise to transform brands and campaigns. He’s won numerous accolades, including two Emmy® Awards as a Director, for his incredible storytelling and vision. 

  • Susy Shaw

    Susy is a Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for LAI Video, leading our efforts to find new and empowering relationships with clients. With over 15 years of marketing, events, and multimedia sales experience in the DC area, Susy follows one definition of success: to be seen as an extension of her clients’ organization.

  • Melinda Foscato

    Melinda brings more than 15 years of broadcast, digital, and production experience to her role as VP of Business Development and Creative Strategy. She builds strong, fruitful relationships and supports clients with a passion for storytelling and media strategy. 

  • Helena Lehman

    Helena is Leading Authorities’ Senior Vice President of Client Services, responsible for growing business among its clientele of national associations and corporations. During her 25 year tenure with LAI, she’s built relationships across diverse industry groups and identified common needs in content strategy and communications.

  • Tiffany Lewis

    As our Creative Director, team leader, and motionography expert, Tiffany embodies LAI Video’s innovative identity. Throughout her 12 years of extensive creative, strategic, and production experience, Tiffany has earned two Emmy® Awards and widespread industry recognition. 

  • Jun Young Yang

    Jun is the Director of Photography for LAI Video. His sharp eye and even sharper focus have earned him a reputation as an industry-leading cinematographer. He started his career freelancing before becoming a staple on the LAI Video team.

  • Rob Kramer

    As our Associate Creative Director, Rob Kramer leads the animation team and directs a range of client projects. With his suite of production and design skills, he creates one-of-a-kind styles that seamlessly mesh with your narrative. 

  • Sarah Wides

    As Senior Producer & Project Manager, Sarah Wides handles some of our largest projects and oldest clients. Her attention to detail, passion for video, and thorough production experience consistently generate incredible results.

  • Anthony Jacoway

    Anthony is LAI Video's Director of Technical Services and an integral part of our Emmy® Award-winning team. Depending where and when he is needed, you can find Anthony editing, animating, color-correcting, filming, directing, designing, or generally making our team better. 

  • Justin Kelly

    As LAI Video’s Senior Writer and Editor, Justin moves people to action with his impeccable command of language and narrative. With a decade of experience in technical writing, editing, and project management, Justin balances detail and emotion to create award-winning videos. 

  • Brittany Conley

    As our Operations Manager, Brittany is the backbone of LAI Video. She ensures our team is working at maximum efficiency and streamlines workflows for on-time delivery. With more than ten years of operations experience, Brittany makes managing a 20-person team look easy. 

  • Darcy Waugh

    With over 10 years of Sales and Advertising experience, Darcy knows how to put the right message in front of the right people (at the right time too). As LAI Video's Director of Digital Advertising, he organizes all ad placement, distribution, and reporting to ensure your content has the greatest impact.

  • Donovan Randolph

    Donovan is one of LAI Video’s multi-talented cinematographers and editors. His smooth grip and creative eye has produced feature-length action films, imaginative music videos, and award-winning shorts. 

  • Sanetra Payne

    Sanetra Payne is a DMV native who enjoys the many opportunities marketing presents to explore her curiosity, write, and get creative.

  • Kevin Williams

    Kevin Williams is the Marketing Content Manager at Leading Authorities. He is responsible for creating promotional copy for our roster of talented keynote speakers.

  • Hanh Nguyen

    Hanh Nguyen (she/her/hers) is the Marketing Email and Data Coordinator, tackling lead distribution, CRM reporting, and email campaigns.

  • David Catchings

    David Catchings graduated from Old Dominion University in the spring of 2021, with a major in Marketing and minor in Business Analytics.

  • Ron Moffitt

    Ron Moffitt is is responsible for leading the finance team. Need a little math help? He's your guy.

  • Tim Tourbin

    Tim joined Leading Authorities as the Controller in the summer of 2021. He comes to LAI with 15+ years accounting and finance leadership experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Before joining LAI, Tim was the finance director of an international youth exchange organization.

  • Harjeet Kaur

    When she's not cranking out numbers for the team, Harjeet spends her free time doing yoga and jazzercise.

  • Alma Kimmage

    Alma is an accountant and HR coordinator who is originally from Lithuania- the only country in the world with its own official scent, the Scent of Lithuania. You're welcome.