ARTS ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA INDUSTRIES 1990-2010
(and a full time Working Actor)
AFTRA and Actors' Equity Pension & Health Funds 1990-2010
Oversaw Benefits, Operations and Investments for $2 billion pension funds and health funds spending $150,000,000 per year.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / CEO
Actors' Equity Association, AFL-CIO 2007-10
Chief Executive for the 49,000 Professional Actors and Stage Managers of the American Theater working in 1,000 theaters nationwide from Broadway to LA and all the wonderful places in between. Negotiated all major Performing Artists' Labor Contracts with Broadway and Touring Producers in the for-profit Theater, and the Producing Directors of the hundreds of non-profit Regional Theaters across the Unites States. From Equity's Times Square HQ, led 150 Staff in 4 Regional offices. Worked with and reported to the Elected Officers and National Council of Working Actors. Key Labor Spokesman on Arts & Culture.
American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, AFL-CIO 2001-07
Elected Chief Executive of 80,000 AFTRA Members working as Actors, Broadcasters, Singers, Dancers, Comedians, Stunt Players, and Specialty Artistes in Television, Radio, the Recording Industry and Digital Media.
Served as Chairman of every major Performing Artists Labor ' Negotiation with Film, Television, Radio, Recording and Digital Industries from 1994-2007. Led major Campaigns for Artists' Intellectual Property Rights, Against Media Monopoly, and in Defense of Persecuted Artists & Journalists worldwide. Key AFL-CIO Spokesperson on the Arts, Entertainment & Media Industries. Key Leader of FIA -- l'Federation Internationale des Acteurs -- uniting Performing Artists' Trade Unions from 100 countries worldwide.
National Board Screen Actors Guild, afl-cio 1995 - 2000
National Board AFTRA, afl-cio 1988 - 2007
General Board AFL-CIO 2001 - 2010
Board of Directors, Film LA 2001 - 2007
TONY Awards Administration Committee 2007 - 2010
Vice-President, New York State AFL-CIO 2007 - 2010
Vice-President, Los Angeles Federation of Labor 2001 - 2007
Council of Economic Advisors: 2004 - 2007
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Janet Yellen, President
US Department of State, Labor Advisory Board 2002 - 2010