Chris A. Davis, Chairman
From 2005 to 2012, Chris was a general partner at Forstmann Little & Co., where her primary focus was on its major investments in 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, Inc., the world’s largest fitness center company, and ENK International, a leading tradeshow organization servicing the fashion marketplace. She served as chairman of the board of 24 Hour Fitness and chairman of the executive committee of the board of ENK International. From 2005 to 2010, she was actively involved with Forstmann Little’s investment in IMG Worldwide, the world’s premier sports, entertainment and media company, serving on its board of directors and as the company’s president.
From April 2002 through August 2005, Chris was chairman of the board of McLeodUSA, Incorporated, an independent telecommunications services provider. She joined McLeodUSA in 2001 as its chief operation and financial officer and served as its chief executive officer from April 2002 until August 2005. Prior to joining McLeodUSA, Chris was executive vice president, chief financial and administrative officer of ONI Systems, a leading manufacturer of optical networking equipment. From 1993 through 2000, Chris was executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer, a member of the office of the chairman, and a member of the board of directors of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Prior to 1993, Chris spent 17 years in financial management holding executive level positions of increasing responsibility at the General Electric Company.
Ms. Davis has served on the board of directors of Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cytec Industries, Inc., Aviall, Inc, Compaq Computer Corp. and Wolverine Tube. She is a founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ANGARI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, private operating foundation that actively supports marine science research and education using its research vessel R/V ANGARI.
In April 2003 Chris was awarded the national “Stevie Award for Best Executive” in the inaugural ceremony for the American Business Awards. In 1999 CFO Magazine recognized Chris with its “Chief Financial Officer Excellence Award” in the Revenue Growth category for her successful leadership at Gulfstream Aerospace. In 1997 she was named one of the “Top 25 Managers of the Year” by Business Week magazine, and in 1996 she was selected as one of the “50 Most Wanted in Finance” by Global Finance magazine.
Chris holds a M.A. degree in Finance and Statistics and a B.S.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Florida.
S. Lee Rosenberg, Director
From 1970 to 1994, Lee was the President of Victor/Sacks Furs, Inc., a manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of fur and leather high-fashion garments. Victor/Sacks was recognized as a leader in the fur industry, using innovative advertising and marketing campaigns that drove unparalleled revenue growth for a company of its size throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s.
In 1979 Lee was elected as the youngest-ever President of the Master Furriers’ Guild of America, an organization that represented the retail segment of the American Fur Industry. He served in that role until 1981 at which time he was elected chairman of the board of directors. During his tenure, the Master Furriers’ Guild of America strengthened its relationships with international fur guilds and also initiated marketing campaigns to educate consumers in the conservation policies regarding endangered species. Lee spoke on behalf of the industry at university campuses and made appearances on both television and radio in this regard.
Lee was a member of the Master Furriers’ Guild of America, the Golden Guild, and World Wildlife Fund. He was also a member of Big Brothers of America where he supported several young men through the Big Brothers mentor program.
Lee holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Findlay in Ohio. He is an avid yachtsman, holding a U.S.C.G. Merchant Mariner 100 ton license, and has logged over 50,000 miles of ocean travel. He has participated in scientific tagging research projects and sponsored oceanographic instrument deployments. He enjoys SCUBA diving, snorkeling, and golf.
Angela Rosenberg, President & Director
Angela serves as President of ANGARI Foundation and captains R/V ANGARI. Angela combined her love for the ocean, marine science and boating to create ANGARI Foundation and has a range of expertise in marine and environmental sciences.
Prior to ANGARI Foundation, she held the position of Director of Programs and Policies for the nonprofit organization The International SeaKeepers Society where she developed and implemented international programs relating to scientific expeditions, oceanographic instrument deployments, education and outreach. Before entering the nonprofit world, Angela worked as a marine geochemist and managed the Marine Trace Element Laboratory at the University of South Carolina. She has conducted extensive field and laboratory work in the marine science field in the U.S. and abroad. In total, Angela has more than fifteen years of marine research experience. She has been involved in research projects on shallow and deep-water corals, aquaculture, marine fossils, paleoceanography, climate change, ocean acidification, trace metals in the ocean and seafloor mapping, among others. Additionally, Angela has several scientific publications and has made numerous presentations to industry groups and educational forums throughout her career.
Angela earned a M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina and a M.S. in Marine Geology and Geophysics and a B.S. in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami.
Angela has extensive knowledge and experience in boating and holds a U.S.C.G. Merchant Mariner 100 ton license and STCW and Marine Security credentials as well as several SCUBA certifications, including rescue and NITROX.
Kari Rosenberg, Vice President of Production & Director
Kari Rosenberg is Vice President of Production at ANGARI Foundation where she sets the strategic direction for the development of new content and serves as Executive Producer on ANGARI’s film slate. She feels ANGARI’s content should be accessible to all audiences to inspire individuals to protect the oceans and be aware of their environment. Her lifelong passion for and commitment to the ocean drives her day-to-day creativity and fuels her dedication to ANGARI’s mission. This is evidenced by the success of ANGARI’s most recent 360 film, GENERATION OCEAN: SHARKS, which has found recognition on the film festival circuit as well as in various awards competitions.
Kari has extensive experience in television and film. With over a decade in the entertainment industry, Kari has substantial knowledge of executive creative development, IP and brand management as well as leading writers’ rooms. She has launched many successful shows and built a 1M subscriber strong YouTube channel with a robust slate of content for the Disney/Marvel brand while working closely with consumer products on their go-to-market strategies. Her business acumen and broad network of writers, directors, agents and studio leadership provide a strong foundation for successfully packaging and bringing top talent onto a series. Her hands-on approach, strong work ethic and commitment to the projects she produces demonstrates her passion for delivering engaging and valuable storytelling.
She currently holds the position of Vice President, Creative Affairs, Action Adventure at Entertainment One. There she is in charge of all creative affairs for Action Adventure brands within eOne’s Family Brands division. She manages the creative teams across acquisitions, development and production and oversees kids live action and animated as well as adult animated series. She defines success by the smooth running of all creative aspects of her projects globally while delivering the best quality content in a cost-conscious manner.
Through August 2020, she held the position of Director of Development at Marvel Animation Studios where she was also Supervising Producer on MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN, which first aired on Disney XD in August 2017. She oversaw the show at the development, writing, animatic, recording and animation stages. She fulfilled a wide range of duties including running the story room, providing creative story notes, hiring writers and maintaining series continuity. In her development role, she launched new series, developed seasonal concepts, managed casting and interfaced with Marvel’s TV partners and brand management groups.
Additionally, Kari spearheaded the development and launch of Marvel HQ, the company’s first family-friendly YouTube channel, and oversaw the original content slate for the channel. Producing these projects included developing concepts, organizing pitches, going out to third party vendors for production bids, establishing and meeting budgets, hiring writers, building production schedules and selling concepts to executive management.
Other significant Marvel series projects Kari made major contributions to include ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, MARVEL’S AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, MARVEL SUPERHERO ADVENTURES: FROST FIGHT and MARVEL’S HULK: WHERE MONSTERS DWELL. Marvel short form content she produced includes KAMALA KHANFIDENTIAL, MARVEL RISING: YOUNG STORYTELLERS, VENOM FILES and THE SECRET HISTORY OF VENOM.
Before her position at Marvel, she worked on the development team at DisneyToon Studios, which was the franchise animation house that created the TINKER BELL movies and the CARS WORLD spin-off franchise PLANES on behalf of Walt Disney Studios. She was very fortunate to have worked with Disney directors, producers, animators and the development team there on many feature films including PIXIE HOLLOW GAMES, THE SECRET OF THE WINGS, PLANES, THE PIRATE FAIRY, PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE and THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST.
Through her experience working on such well-established brands, she discovered that she thrives when focused on storytelling that draws from distinct and high concept worlds while relying on the emotional depth and comedic spirit of the characters. She feels that the rich histories and creativity from her past places of work have provided her with an excellent education and hopes to continue putting her knowledge of and passion for creating thought-provoking and exciting storytelling for all audiences into creating inspiring content for the ANGARI library.
Kari earned her B.S. in Communications with majors in Motion Pictures and Studio Art from the University of Miami. She is experienced on the water, holding a U.S.C.G. Merchant Mariner 100-ton license and SCUBA diving and rescue certifications.