(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.


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.

Professional Actor:  SAG/AFTRA    EQUITY

John P. Connolly

​​​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