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

    Perhaps best epitomized by his signature red sneakers and tie, James Loizou thrives between the worlds of "the creative" and "the business."

  • Tori Furphy

    A mother of three and a work mother of a dozen—Tori operationalizes a perfectly rewarding client experience.

  • James Favata

    James specializes in exploring new avenues, and who knows, together you may even end up off the map.

  • Susy Shaw

    Susy is a vice president of business development and also a bit of a sales ninja with experience in a variety of industries from Florida Real Estate to the On-line Advertising arena.

  • Melinda Foscato

    Melinda is the VP of Creative Strategy who is passionate about storytelling and connecting the dots. She's also BFFs with Rachael Ray. Jealous?

  • Helena Lehman

    Helena is Senior Vice President of Client Services. She also speaks five languages- about four more than the rest of us.

  • Tiffany Lewis

    Tiffany's unmistakable style makes otherwise flat statistics and images burst with excitement and life.

  • Jun Young Yang

    Jun has been traveling everywhere (including a place called Anguilla) to document special events and create unique images for clients.

  • Rob Kramer

    Rob Kramer is an Editor-Animator-Producer-Videographer. Wow that's a mouthful.

  • Alexandria Kelly

    Coming to us from Hollywood, Alexandria brings a jet set, never-quit work ethic.

  • Sarah Wides

    Sarah is as passionate about her love of television and video as she is about her love of sandwiches, which is to say – quite passionate.

  • Anthony Jacoway

    Under his calm exterior, Anthony is simmering with big ideas and a bottomless reserve of the latest industry trends.

  • Justin Kelly

    Justin Kelly brings an emotional fluency to our scripts that help us continue to deliver the wow factor that our clients have come to expect. He's always simmering with big ideas and a bottomless reserve of the latest industry trends.


  • Chelsie Pennello

    A recent graduate of Syracuse University’s film program and track and field team, Chelsie brought her love for video production and everybody’s least favorite physical activity to the LAI Video team.

  • Mike Clinger

    Hailing from the wild Midwest, Mike can graphic himself out of a tight spot when necessary. It’s never necessary because that’s not how life works, but still, he could probably do it.

  • Brittany Conley

    Brittany’s previous career experience has allowed her to develop the skillsets needed to ensure workflow is streamlined and efficient at every step of the video production process.

  • Jerod Franklin

    He is a carrier of creativity, positivity & passion, looking to be collaborative with teammates and customers alike.

  • Darcy Waugh

    Darcy comes to us from the world of broadcast and digital advertising and thrives on knowing how to put the right message in front of the right people (at the right time too). Whether it’s sincere or silly, Darcy is hooked by the power of video.

  • Donovan Randolph

    Donovan Randolph joins LAI from Indigo Republic where a worked on a web series and a feature length film. He plans to bring his cinematic expertise and unique editing skills to Emmy-winning LAI Video team.

  • Nick McKernan

    A dynamic maker with the ability to conjure psychedelic grandeur and silky-smooth graphics on a whim, Nick comes to LAI equipped with a toolset for the beautiful and strange.

  • Myriah Savage

    Myriah is a sales assistant who supports our four video sales people. We're pretty sure they couldn't live without her.

  • Megan Grantier

    With a degree in Journalism and Film, she has a critical eye for great video (Which is why she came to work for LAI Video, obviously.)