Kenny Blank serves as the executive director of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the city’s largest film festival and the world’s preeminent Jewish film festival, a celebration of international cinema attracting some 40,000 moviegoers annually. Kenny was previously executive producer of morning news for NBC affiliate WXIA-TV, where he received an Emmy award for managing breaking news coverage, as well as a producer with Savannah NBC affiliate WSAV-TV, where he won an Associated Press award for special coverage.
Kenny served as a communications specialist for two Atlanta mayors, Maynard Jackson and Bill Campbell. A graduate of New York University, he received a BFA degree in film and television from the Tisch School of the Arts, as well as a BA in journalism and mass communication. A recipient of the IMAGE Film Award and Atlanta Contemporary’s Nexus Award, Kenny previously chaired the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, and currently holds board positions with the Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre and Woodward Academy. He and his wife Nancy are actively involved in the philanthropic work of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. They are the parents of two children, Emily and Oliver.