Winston G. Williams, Executive Director of the Capital City Black Film Festival, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He founded PS Focus, LLC, a management and consulting company and is celebrating 20 years of self-employment.
Winston is a published author and has been featured on NPR’s In Black America and Austin’s KAZI morning talk shows. His acting credits include: Matches, lead male; They Lost It, lead male; and Momma’s Own, lead male.
Winston is a life member of Texas Exes, serves as Treasurer of the Texas Exes Black Alumni Network, President of Black Professional Alliance, Treasurer of Spectrum Theatre Company’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Pecan Street Association and Austin Film Society/Austin Public’s Community Advisory Committee. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, and a graduate of Leadership Austin.
K. Anoa Monsho is CCBFF’s Creative Director and is a member of the Executive team. She is a writer, editor and creative projects manager who has written, produced, consulted and worked on a number of television, stage, music concert and radio productions including PBS’ Austin City Limits, The Fitzgerald Theater, Austin Urban Music Festival and NPR’s In Black America. She owns and is the Creative Director for Flow Communications Group.
Kasai Wyndham Omar serves as the Director of Research and Development for CCBFF, supporting and creating solutions for the many processes of the festival - including the website, Internet Marketing, Operations, and more.
After working in an Austin-based marketing agency, he expanded his experience in business process outsourcing with companies like Electronic Arts, Bazaarvoice, and Apple Inc. His background in business development, copywriting and market analysis makes Kasai a well-rounded arm of the team.
Glynnis Woolridge, CCBFF's Director of Festival Operations, is responsible for the planning and execution of the Capital City Black Film Festival, building and promoting the Festival’s brand, expanding the organization’s year-round presence, managing CCBFF's team of volunteers and helping to drive the success of CCBFF’s mission, events and programs.
An award-winning professional, she has worked with a variety of organizations – from Fortune 50 companies and start-ups to non-profits and academic institutions – to establish market and thought leadership positions for their brands, products and services.
Glynnis is the Founder and CEO of Salt & Light Enterprises, a marketing communications and public relations consultancy. She is also a contributing writer, author and speaker.
Linda Williams Porter, CCBFF Director of Strategic Planning and Program Management, is a graduate of The University of Phoenix with two Master Degrees. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Financial Independence Network (FIN) and Unified Programs (UP). As the CEO of FIN, she provides financial planning services to help families and small business owners earn more income and become properly protected, debt free, and financially independent. As the CEO of UP, she provides consulting services in human resources, strategic planning, project management and training workshops to the business community.
Linda is actively involved in the bargaining union management in Houston, Texas; she is the Director of Operations for World Youth Foundation based in Houston, and a Subject Matter Expert for Medicare supplement plans and the Affordable Care Act health insurance programs. She has over 30 years of experience as a meeting/conference planner, and special event coordinator.
Linda and her husband Coy have been married for 46 years and have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Roxanne Evans serves as an Advisor to CCBFF. She has more than 25 years of professional experience in journalism and public relations. A graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Evans began her professional journalism career at the Des Moines Register and Tribune. She has written for the Austin American-Statesman, the Iowa Bystander, the Dallas Examiner, and African-American News and Issues, and served as Editor-at-Large for Our Texas Magazine.
She has worked as deputy press secretary for Texas Governor Ann Richards, Chief Communications Officer for D.C. Public Schools, and in the Communications Department for the Austin Independent School District. She has been a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Evans is currently an employee of the City of Austin, owner of Evans Communications, and co-editor-in-chief for the Texas Black History Preservation Project (www.tbhpp.org), a multimedia project documenting the nearly 500-year history of African Americans in Texas.