Writers Guild of America West Announces 2015 Officers and Board of Directors Election Results
LOS ANGELES -- The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) today announced the results of its 2015 WGAW Officers and Board of Directors election.
The following members were elected to serve as Officers: President – Howard A. Rodman; Vice President – David A. Goodman; Secretary-Treasurer – Aaron Mendelsohn.
The following eight members were elected to the WGAW’s Board of Directors for two-year terms, effective immediately: Billy Ray (inc.), Meredith Stiehm, Andrea Berloff, Mara Brock Akil, Luvh Rakhe, Zak Penn, Carleton Eastlake (inc.), Ari B. Rubin (inc.).
In addition, a ninth Board member – Patric M. Verrone (inc.) – was elected for a one-year term to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Mendelsohn’s election to the Secretary-Treasurer position.
*Note: (inc.) denotes incumbent members.
Candidates Elected to Board of Directors: President: Howard A. Rodman (1,557); Vice President: David A. Goodman (1,262); Secretary-Treasurer: Aaron Mendelsohn (2,050). Board of Directors: Billy Ray (1,688), Meredith Stiehm (1,601), Andrea Berloff (1,465), Mara Brock Akil (1,402), Luvh Rakhe (1,317), Zak Penn (1,165), Carleton Eastlake (1,100), Ari B. Rubin (988), Patric M. Verrone (915).
Other Candidates: President: Joan Meyerson (749); Vice President: Carl Gottlieb (982). Board of Directors: Dan Wilcox (893), Alfredo Barrios, Jr. (890), Courtney Ellinger (856), Cole Haddon (837), Karen Harris (588), Cynthia Riddle (542), Aaron Fullerton (351).
The number of eligible voting members was 8,778, with a total of 2,401 valid ballots cast, representing 27% voter turnout. The ballot count was supervised by Votenet Solutions.
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio, and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national, and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: www.wga.org.