LOS ANGELES (Oct. 6, 2017) — SAG-AFTRA today announced that Rebecca Damon has been reelected as executive vice president of the union at its third biennial SAG-AFTRA National Convention in Los Angeles. Her new two-year term begins immediately.
“It is my honor to continue to serve the members of SAG-AFTRA as executive vice president and as acting New York Local President,” Damon said. “I will fight for the future of our union and make sure we stay ahead of the curve and prepared to face tomorrow’s challenges.”
“Our congratulations to Rebecca on her reelection,” said President Gabrielle Carteris. “She has been a strong and tireless advocate for SAG-AFTRA members. I look forward to continue serving with her in the coming term.”
The election for EVP consisted of two candidates, Damon and Matthew Modine.
Hailing from New York, Damon is a working actor and voiceover performer and a SAG-AFTRA National Board member. She is the chair of the national Government Review Committee and MOVE NY Committee and also serves on the Executive, Finance and Government Affairs and Public Policy Committees. Currently serving on the President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach and Engagement and as the chair of the MORE (Member Outreach Relations & Education) Committee, she is a fierce advocate for education and empowerment for performers nationwide.
Damon is a SAG-AFTRA Foundation Board Member, an educational, humanitarian and philanthropic non-profit organization, and is the primary elected liaison for Foundation programming in NY including creation of the Actors Center at 1900 Broadway and the Robin Williams Center for Entertainment and Media.
A founding member of the President’s Forum for One Union and G1, the effort to unite SAG & AFTRA, she co-led the Operations Workgroup as a key architect of the merger while serving as the Screen Actors Guild New York Division Vice President.
Damon was first elected EVP of SAG-AFTRA in April 2016. To download a high-resolution image of Damon click here.
A full list of elected geographic and member category vice presidents will be announced later today.
The SAG-AFTRA National Convention runs Oct. 5-8 at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City. For more information about the SAG-AFTRA convention, please visit SAGAFTRACONVENTION.org.
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. A proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA has national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide representing members working together to secure the strongest protections for entertainment and media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at SAGAFTRA.org.