Kenny Blank is an arts nonprofit executive, community leader, and award-winning journalist with a diverse background in film, television, and communications. Currently, he serves as the Executive and Artistic Director of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the largest and most prestigious Jewish film festival in the world.
Previously, Kenny served as the executive producer of morning news for NBC affiliate WXIA-TV, where he oversaw breaking news coverage and was honored with an Emmy award. He was also a producer with Savannah NBC affiliate WSAV-TV, where he won an Associated Press award for special coverage. Kenny has worked as a communications specialist for two Atlanta mayors, Maynard Jackson and Bill Campbell.
He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he received a BFA degree in film and television, as well as a BA in journalism and mass communication. In addition to his professional accomplishments, he has been recognized for his philanthropic work and contributions to the arts community. He received the IMAGE Film Award and Atlanta Contemporary’s Nexus Award and was listed among Atlanta Magazine’s Most Powerful Leaders in the Arts. Kenny has chaired the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund and currently serves on the boards of the Alliance Theatre and Woodward Academy.
Along with his wife Nancy, he actively participates in the philanthropic work of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. They are the proud parents of two children, Emily and Oliver.