Jean Picker Firstenberg
Under Firstenberg’s leadership, the American Film Institute received increased recognition as one of the country’s greatest cultural and educational resources. She was one of the longest-serving chief executives of any nonprofit organization in the United States. Prior to joining AFI, Firstenberg worked on media projects at the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation and earlier served as director of Princeton University’s publications office. She has received numerous awards over the years for her passionate belief in the role and value of the moving-image arts in our culture, our nation and our world.