VIFM Advisory Council
Jeremy T. Lock, Advisory Council
SEVEN-TIME MILITARY PHOTOJOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
For the past 21 years, photojournalist and now retired military photographer Jeremy Lock directed his lens towards the elements of the world that many of us will never have the opportunity or even the desire to see first hand. His images are beautiful, heartbreaking, provocative and devastating – sometimes all in the same frame.
“My photographic journey is rooted in my ability to capture the essence and reality of humanity at its finest and at its worst,” said Lock. “I’ve captured everything from the hunt for Osama bin Laden, to the playful nature of our young military that we expect to defend our freedom, and the plight of humans in search of food after the Haiti earthquake disaster.”
During his adrenaline-filled career he was also named Military Photojournalist of the Year seven times, awarded the Bronze Star Medal for distinguished service in Iraq, and documented battles, disasters, and everyday life in Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, Haiti, Mongolia, and many other locations. At every step Lock has been there with camera in hand, steadily and skillfully documenting what we might otherwise never see.
David Munk, Advisory Council, Creative
David Munk has enjoyed a diverse career as a Creative, encompassing entertainment, brand management, content creation, and acting. He has worked as a copywriter for a dynamic group of clients, including luxury brands Bulgari, DeBeers and Kjaer Weis Makeup, as well as Dallas-based ad agencies Commerce House and Integer.
After earning a B.F.A. in film from NYU, he served as Special Projects Coordinator for the Chairman of Time Warner Inc. before moving on to a long string of music business assignments. Over the years, he has worked with talents like Trisha Yearwood, Cher, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Joss Stone, Jessica Simpson and Gavin DeGraw. He worked for songwriting phenomena Diane Warren and managed actor/singer Billy Porter, executive producing his debut A&M album. Munk also starred in World of Wonder’s reality show Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys for the Sundance Channel.
In 2011, David began writing his pop culture blog stargayzing.com, which jump started his writing career. Today, forging brand identity, defining a message, and creating and communicating narrative are three specialties. When shaping a message, he is a brand’s favorite “friend with words.”
David has married his passion for writing and film via his volunteer work with The Arts Community Alliance (TACA), Dallas Film Society, and the Dallas International Film Festival. A New Yorker by birth and temperament, Munk moved to Dallas two years ago in search of less stress and more closet space.
Barb Barton Weiszhaar, Advisory Council Member
Ms. Weiszhaar is the SVP Global Tax, HP. The tax team has 120 team members in 23 countries. Prior to becoming the Head of Global Tax, Ms. Weiszhaar was a VP in HP’s global tax team leading provision, operations, global transaction taxes, systems and processes, and global client/vendor deals. Prior to HP, Ms. Weiszhaar was tax director of EDS and has over 30 years of tax experience. She is an active member in several HP working groups: North Texas LGBT Exec Sponsor, Exec Sponsor of the Global High Potential Mentoring Program, Exec Sponsor Veteran’s Group and HP’s Diversity Council Finance representative.
Ms. Weiszhaar has an MBA from UNT and a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas State. She was previously on the Dallas Chapter Board of Directors for Tax Executives Institute (TEI) and previous chapter president. She is currently an officer and Board Member for the Council on State Taxation; and a member of the Komen North Texas Board.
Outside of work, Ms. Weiszhaar likes to spend time with family, friends, and her charities of Veteran support, child advocacy, breast cancer awareness, police and service support organizations, and animal rescue. Ms. Weiszhaar resides in Plano, Texas.
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