Chuck Parker has been re-elected countrywide executive director of the Art Directors Guild, IATSE Regional 800. A few yrs ago, he ran unopposed, but this 12 months 4 challengers ended up on the ballot.
With 391 votes, Parker handily defeated previous guild president Thomas Walsh, who received 171 votes previous guild president Mimi Gramatky, who acquired 114 votes Susan Largent, a member of the guild for far more than 20 yrs, who obtained 91 votes, and Marcia Hinds, a previous member of the guild’s govt board, who gained 39 votes.
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In a shock upset, Joel Cohen, the guild’s area rep for the earlier five yrs, defeated Parker’s ally, who goes by the identify dooner, in his bid to be re-elected affiliate nationwide government director. In that race, Cohen acquired 421 votes to dooner’s 388.
The Art Administrators Guild is unusual in that it is the only Hollywood guild with countrywide jurisdiction that elects its top rated govt officer – the outcome of a 2016 Division of Labor ruling that discovered that its national govt director is an “officer” and not an “employee,” as a result demanding an election by the users. That is how Parker very first bought elected to the post in 2016, defeating longtime incumbent Scott Roth, who experienced never just before stood for election but was appointed by the executive board for 18 a long time.
In his marketing campaign statement, Parker mentioned he was jogging on his document around the past 6 many years, and on his support for IATSE’s past two movie and Tv set contacts, together with previous year’s narrowly ratified pact that was permitted by two-thirds of the guild’s voting associates.
“In both of those negotiations, we ended up capable to significantly increase contribution amounts into our reward options,” Parker wrote. “It was those increases obtained in the course of the 2018 negotiations that authorized us to fund the vital, Covid-19 health insurance eligibility extensions. In 2021, we made historic gains in Motion Photograph Industry Pension & Health Plan contribution degrees for on-simply call employees as well as supporting diversity, equity and inclusion and health & basic safety initiatives that will adjust the industry. We developed alliances with other locals that will serve us in potential negotiations and further than.”
“I am pleased ADG 800 associates have regarded the accomplishments and leadership of national government director Chuck Parker in this election,” claimed Nelson Coates, the guild’s national president. “I glimpse ahead to continuing our work jointly on behalf of our 3,100 associates to build an even stronger guild. I also want to thank outgoing associate national executive director dooner for his years of support and welcome incoming associate nationwide govt director Joel Cohen to the ADG workers.”
In the guild’s other elections, Evan Rohde, Advert Council chair and board member, Susan Bolles, Council vice chair, Nikki Rudloff, Council secretary, Oana B. Miller, treasurer and Mark Worthington and Dina Lipton, ADG board customers, and Korey Washington and Michele Yu as Council associates, were being named to serve on the Artwork Administrators Council.
Associates of the Illustrators, Storyboard Artists and Matte Artists Craft voted for Tim Wilcox as their Council chair, Jarid Boyce as Council vice chair, Casey Bernay, Council treasurer and Chris Brandt and Fae Corrigan as Council users.
Set Designers and Design Makers Craft members voted for the next: Kristen Davis as their Council chair and board member, Adriana Dardas as Council vice chair, Carol Bentley as Council secretary and Marco Miehe as Council treasurer. Member seats went to Rebecca Coulter and Sam Ogden.
Users of the Scenic, Title and Graphic Artists Craft voted for Clint Schultz as Council chair and Board member and TJ Searl as Council vice chair. Alex Maziekien and Eric Rosenberg ended up voted onto the ADG board, with Johnny LeBlanc and Anastasia Sergeeva elected as customers of the STG Council.
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