With over twenty years of experience in the visual effects industry, Susan Thurmond O'Neal has worked to build teams, track progress, inspire artistry and liaison for high-profile clients. Susan is currently working as a creative recruiter for BLT Recruiting, Inc and has worked as Ops Manager at The Mill, Ops Director at Escape Studios, and Account Manager at Side Effects Software, Inc (makers of Houdini). As head of production at R!OT Pictures, O'Neal managed artists and producers to ensure projects ran smoothly. Additionally, she has worked with Digital Domain, A52, creo collective, Zoic Studios, Radium FX and GMFX and other companies over the course of her extensive career. She has also worked on teams that have produced such films and projects as T2:3D - Battle Across Time, Titanic, The Italian Job, West Wing, Six Feet Under and a host of commercials.
Susan is the chair of the Membership Committee and served on the BOD from 2010 - 2016. She served as Treasurer in 2016.