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Fri Forjindam leads global business development, branding and communications for Mycotoo, Inc., an experience design and "top media" company by Inc. 500. Her meteoric rise in the themed entertainment industry in the last ten years, from entry-level associate at a theme park design and production company, to co-owner of one of the fastest growing companies in media and entertainment, is a testament to her creative vision, impact and influence. As a Cameroonian-born, New Orleans-schooled, MFA graduate of Columbia University in NYC, Fri has worked in film, theatre, publishing, live events and experience design. With experience both in front of and behind the camera, she brings her rich background in content development and experiential marketing to facilitate development strategies for regional, national and international tourism. She served as a Creative Director for Bollywood Parks in Dubai; Creative Director for an upcoming snow theme park in Qatar, family entertainment center and Nighttime Spectacular for a luxury Retail Developer in Qatar; Project Manager and Show Writer on the 2011 Grammy's After Party; Producer for a brand activation at the 2019 Critics Choice Awards, Producer for Los Angeles Downtown Latin Museum Gala Opening; & Project manager for T-Mobile HTC's corporate tours. While working as Editorial Director for Wedding Nouveau (a premier online/print, multi-cultural lifestyle publication) Fri was a featured consultant expert on national networks including KTLA, FOX and Huffington Post. Notable collaborations include: Thor Equities, Nickelodeon, Meraas, United Developers and Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, Urban Commons &Minted.com. Fri's philanthropic commitments allow her to mentor and help empower a new generation of artists and designers. Fri sits on the advisory board for Harriet B's Daughters, a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to mentoring the next generation of themed entertainment leadership and to expanding representation, inclusion, and diversity within guest experiences and creative works. Additionally, Fri currently is a board member for the Disney's Ryman Arts Foundation, one of the nation's top youth art programs, offering professional studio art instruction along with college and career guidance to artistic high school youth. Having moderated influential industry panels worldwide (MAPIC, EEE, ACE, etc.), Fri brings a unique perspective to the strategic discussions about industry trends, challenges and the future of themed entertainment and experience design. Fri is most proud of her principal role at Mycotoo,the leading experience design agency and entertainment development company.In less than seven years since its founding, Mycotoo's design collaborations have resulted in the opening of two theme parks (Motiongate and Bollywood Parks); the production of multiple live, immersive/multimedia events (including the wildly successful Blade Runner 2049 Experience at the 2017 Comic Con in San Diego); the planning of two interactive educational exhibits (UNC's Morehead Planetarium and Elsinore Municipal Valley) and, most currently, the development of multiple IP entertainment centers around the world.Fri's influence goes beyond the status quo.