Damien S. Navarro was selected by the Board of Outfest (est. 1982), a globally recognized media, arts and entertainment non-profit organization, as Executive Director. This native Angeleno is a graduate of film studies from California State University, Fullerton. In 1998, Damien founded the Los Angeles based award-winning media + technology studio, Brighter (nee Earthbound Media Group), departing after its sale in 2013. Since then, he has been tapped as a c-level executive for several mid-sized corporations as well as consulted for recognized organizations such as the Sundance Institute, The Academy of Motion Pictures and BAFTA.
In 2019, he Featured in Out Magazine’s, 2020 Out100 list of Most Influential LGBTQ+ People, Instinct Magazine’s 2020 15 Queer People of Color to Follow and quoted in national publications. For more on Damien’s work and Outfest, please visit: Outfest.org