Mathis L. Dunn Jr. is the Associate National Executive Director for SAG-AFTRA. He previously served as Assistant National Executive Director for AFTRA. Previous to that, Dunn served in many different roles for AFTRA, including serving as chief negotiator for AFTRA’s National Commercials, Non-Broadcast /Corporate Educational and Interactive Media agreements. He has also negotiated broadcast news agreements with owned and operated network stations, their affiliates and other broadcast entities.
Dunn joined AFTRA in 1978 as a freelance administrator in the union’s Twin Cities Local. He served as Assistant Executive Director of that local until 1985, when he moved to Seattle to accept the post of Executive Director of AFTRA’s Seattle Local. During his tenure in both Minneapolis and Seattle, Dunn negotiated, mediated and administered local and national contracts and also served as chief negotiator in contract talks with the U.S. Armed Forces Radio & Television Services, among others. In 1989, he was appointed a National Representative, then Senior National Representative. In 1998, Dunn was named to the newly created post of Assistant National Executive Director for Commercials, Interactive Media and Non-Broadcast/Corporate Educational Agreements.
A native of Dallas, Dunn is a graduate of Ohio’s Antioch University with a degree in labor relations.