Seattle 2016:04

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The Official E-Newsletter of the SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local
The Official E-Newsletter of the SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local
April 2016


Rik Deskin – President

Laura Kenny – Vice President (Actor/Performer)

Karen O’Leary – Vice President (Broadcast)

Maggie Stenson - Secretary

Dick Arnold

Daniel Brockley 

Abby Dylan

Adam Gehrke 

Rachel Glass

Scott Goldman 

Yulia Hancheroff

Ron Holmstrom

Cole Hornaday

Deborah Horne

Linda Kennedy 

John Patrick Lowrie

Steven Reeder

A Message from Your New Executive Director

Shellea Allen

Greetings SAG-AFTRA members!

I am thrilled to start my new role as the local executive director of SAG-AFTRA in the Pacific Northwest. I believe broadcasting, television, film and new media entertainment are some of the most important careers in the country. You are the folks that inform and entertain the world.  

The industry is changing, and I see a future where more than ever we need to unite to ensure strong job security, retirement, living wages, safety and respect on the job. In order to keep the standards high, we must be strong internally within our union and keep organizing the industry externally. 

I want to thank our local president Rik Deskin, Portland Local President Duane Hanson, our members, the local board and staff for their confidence in me. 

It’s an honor to represent SAG-AFTRA members. I look forward to getting to know you, representing you and working with you to organize more of the industry.  

In the union spirit of Ken Howard and Patty Duke, we need to keep organizing for our future. Together, we are strong. 

In solidarity,

Shellea Allen
Executive Director, Pacific Northwest