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Kate Shindle Voted to Remain President of Actors Equity Association

Kate Shindle Voted to Remain President of Actors Equity Association

Actors' Equity Association, the union which represents more than 51,000 professional stage actors and stage managers, announced the results of the 2020 National Council election. In total, the election included 42 Council seats across all three regions, representing principal actor, chorus actor and stage manager categories along with the new at-large category.

Seats are filled effective immediately and are four-year terms, except where noted. Candidates are listed in descending order based on the number of votes received.

Officers:

Kate Shindle was re-elected President, Dee Hoty was elected Eastern Regional Vice President and Kelley Faulkner was elected Central Regional Vice President. Western Regional Vice President Doug Carfrae was unopposed and deemed elected.

In the Eastern Region:

The following candidates were elected Eastern Region Principal Councilor:

Victoria Clark
Michele L. Pawk
Kellie Overbey
Michele Ragusa
Claire Karpen
Jeffrey Omura
Richard Topol
Bobby Moreno
Robert Stanton
Nancy Slusser

The following candidates were elected Eastern Region Chorus Councilor:

Nikka Graff Lanzarone
Kirsten Wyatt
Rashaan James II
Rebecca Kim Jordan
Wally Dunn
Kilty Reidy
Brian Myers Cooper

The following candidates were elected Eastern Region Stage Manager Councilor:

Lisa Dawn Cave
Erin Maureen Koster
Rebecca McBee

The following candidates were elected Eastern Region At-Large Councilor:

Leslie Sears
Josie DiVincenzo
Logan Benedict

In the Central Region:

The following candidates were elected Central Region Principal Councilor:

Wydetta Carter
Bear Bellinger
Doug MacKechnie

The following candidate was elected Central Region Stage Manager Councilor:

Katherine Nelson

The following candidate was unopposed and deemed elected Central Region At-Large Councilor:

Sarah LaBarr

In the Western Region

The following candidates were elected Western Region Principal Councilor:

Kate Burton
Kim Huber
Heather Lee
Desiree Mee Jung
Barbara Callander
Angela Sauer

The following candidate was unopposed and deemed elected Western Chorus Councilor:

Jeffrey B. Landman

The following candidate was elected Western Region Stage Manager Councilor

David S. Cohen

The following candidate was elected Western Region Stage Manager Councilor (two-year term):

Rebecca L. Skupin

The following candidate was elected Western Region At-Large Councilor:

Kim Titus

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. www.actorsequity.org #EquityWorks


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