Actors' Equity Announces Results Of National Council Election

Actors' Equity Announces Results Of National Council Election

Actors' Equity Association, the union which represents more than 51,000 professional stage actors and stage managers, announced the results of the 2018 National Council election. In total, 55 Council seats across all three regions and representing three (3) categories (principal actor, chorus actor and stage manager) were filled, effective immediately.

Officers: President Kate Shindle, 3rd Vice President Ira Mont, Secretary/Treasurer Sandra Karas, Central Regional Vice President Dev Kennedy and Western Regional Vice President Doug Carfrae ran without opposition.

Melissa Robinette was elected 1st Vice President (Principal). Jennifer Cody was elected 2nd Vice President (Chorus) and Sid Solomon was elected Eastern Regional Vice President.

In the Eastern Region:

The following candidates were elected Eastern Region Principal Councillor:

Stephen Bogardus
Diane Davis
Brandon J. Dirden
Nicole Flender
Adam Green
Dee Hoty
James Ludwig
John McGinty
Maureen Moore
Margot Moreland
Bobby Moreno
Diane Nicole
Kate O'Phalen
Lee Osorio
Judy Rice
Nikki Switzer
Allyson Tucker
Kristen Beth Williams

The following candidates were elected Eastern Region Chorus Councillor:

Joanne Borts
Jonathan Brody
Todd Buonopane
Karen Elliott
Matthew J. Kilgore
Justin Peck
Jennifer Swiderski
Lauren Villegas

The following candidates were elected Eastern Region Stage Manager Councillor:

Marjorie Horne
Ruth E. Kramer
Bernita Robinson
Amanda Spooner

In the Central Region:

The following candidates were elected Central Region Principal Councillor:

Madeleine Fallon
Michael A. Newcomer

The following candidate was elected Central Region Chorus Councillor:

Ariane Dolan

The following candidate was unopposed and deemed elected Central Stage Manager Councillor:

Malcolm D. Ewen

In the Western Region:

The following candidates were elected Western Region Principal Councillor:

Nancy Daly
Michael Dotson
Mary-Pat Green
Kelly Ground
Brooke Ishibashi
Kevin McMahon
Gregory North
Arianna Ortiz
Barbara N. Roberts
Deborah Sharpe-Taylor

The following candidate was elected Western Region Chorus Councillor:

Kim Arnett

The following candidates were unopposed and deemed elected Western Stage Manager Councillor:

James T. McDermott
Jenifer A. Shenker

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers. Equity endeavors to advance the careers of its Members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits (health and pension included). Member: AFL-CIO, FIA. #EquityWorks.

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