Actors’ Equity Association, the union which represents more than 51,000 professional stage actors and stage managers, announced the results of the 2018 National Council election. In total, 55 Council seats across all three regions and representing three (3) categories (principal actor, chorus actor and stage manager) were filled, effective immediately.
Officers: President Kate Shindle, 3rd Vice President Ira Mont, Secretary/Treasurer Sandra Karas, Central Regional Vice President Dev Kennedy and Western Regional Vice President Doug Carfrae ran without opposition.
Melissa Robinette was elected 1st Vice President (Principal). Jennifer Cody was elected 2nd Vice President (Chorus) and Sid Solomon was elected Eastern Regional Vice President.
In the Eastern Region:
The following candidates were elected Eastern Region Principal Councilor:
Brandon J. Dirden
Kristen Beth Williams
The following candidates were elected Eastern Region Chorus Councilor:
Matthew J. Kilgore
The following candidates were elected Eastern Region Stage Manager Councilor:
Ruth E. Kramer
In the Central Region:
The following candidates were elected Central Region Principal Councilor:
Michael A. Newcomer
The following candidate was elected Central Region Chorus Councilor:
The following candidate was unopposed and deemed elected Central Stage Manager Councilor:
Malcolm D. Ewen
In the Western Region
The following candidates were elected Western Region Principal Councilor:
Barbara N. Roberts
The following candidate was elected Western Region Chorus Councilor:
The following candidates were unopposed and deemed elected Western Stage Manager Councilor:
James T. McDermott
Jenifer A. Shenker