The Writers Guild of America West has announced the results of its 2017 Officers and Board of Directors election.
The following members were elected to serve as Officers: President – David A. Goodman; Vice President – Marjorie David; Secretary-Treasurer – Aaron Mendelsohn.
The following eight members were elected to the WGAW’s Board of Directors for two-year terms, effective immediately: John August, Nicole Yorkin, Andrea Berloff (inc.), Meredith Stiehm (inc.), Angelina Burnett, Luvh Rakhe (inc.), Michele Mulroney, Zak Penn (inc.). *Editor’s Note: (inc) denotes incumbent.
The ninth finisher, Patti Carr, was elected for a one-year term on the Board of Directors to fill the vacancy created by Marjorie David’s election as Vice President.
NUMERICAL VOTING RESULTS
President: David A. Goodman (1,952)
Vice President: Marjorie David (1,962)
Secretary-Treasurer: Aaron Mendelsohn (1,322), Carleton Eastlake (553).
Board of Directors: John August (1,634), Nicole Yorkin (1,561), Andrea Berloff (inc.) (1,510), Meredith Stiehm (inc.) (1,436), Angelina Burnett (1,337), Luvh Rakhe (inc.) (1,337), Michele Mulroney (1,284), Zak Penn (inc.) (1,172), Patti Carr (1,096), Spiro Skentzos (920), Francesca Butler (734).
A total of 2,142 valid ballots were cast. 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.