Debra Nelson, National Board Member, three year term
Wilbur Fitzgerald, President, two year term
Karen Beyer, Vice President, two year term
Clayton Landey, Secretary, two year term
Helen Ingebritsen, Treasurer, two year term
Deborah Calloway Duke, Council Member at Large, two year term
Edith Ivey, Council Member at Large, two year term
Martha Knighton, Council Member at Large, two year term
Sheila Maddox, Council Member at Large, two year term
Sherri Mann Stewart, council Member at Large, two year term
Those members elected as Officers were also elected as Alternate National Directors who may be called upon to serve at National Board Meetings when the National Board member from the Georgia Branch is unavailable to attend.
The candidates named today ran unopposed and were elected without the necessity of ballot vote pursuant to the Branch Rules of Procedure. The newly elected leaders will assume office on September 25, 2010.
Elections are being conducted in other SAG Branches and divisions across the country with all ballots tabulated no later than September 24. The results of those elections will be reported when completed.
Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents more than 125,000 actors who work in film and digital television programs, motion pictures, commercials, video games, music videos, industrials and all new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Headquartered in Los Angeles, you can visit SAG online at SAG.org.