By Guild Staff
Last month’s election will bring change to the Board of Directors at Motion Picture Editors Guild.
Seven newcomers will join the 52-person board, in results revealed Thursday by Washington-based Integrity Voting Systems.
Meanwhile, several long-time directors will be exiting, including picture editor Sidney Wolinksy, sound editor Glenn T. Morgan and recordist Robert L. “Bubba” Nichols.
However, all of the incumbent board officers will be returning. President Alan Heim, Vice President F. Hudson Miller, 2nd Vice President Louis Bertini, Secretary Sharon Smith Holley and Sergeant at Arms Bill Elias all ran unopposed. Treasurer Rachel Igel prevailed against her opponent, Glenn T. Morgan.
According to the tabulator, 1,434 ballots were returned, out of 8,986 mailed out. That’s a turnout of 16%, which is one percentage point lower than last year.
“Voting is one of the most essential parts of unionism,” President Heim wrote in a statement. “Thanks to all the members who exercised their democratic responsibilities, and congratulations to all the folks who will be starting board service or are returning for more. It is our honor to serve our 9,000 members in post-production and across all job categories.”
The newcomers are: Ashley McKinney, Emma DuPell, Gavin Segall-Abrams, Meg Reticker, Dr. Erin Michael Rettig, Nicole A. Fletcher and Matt Klimek.
Those exiting include Craig Eustis, Damian Begley, John Morris, Joe Birkman, and Frank Delgado Jr., as well as Wolinsky, Morgan, and Nichols.
Here are the results by category (winners denoted with *):
ANDREW TIMM ‐ INCUMBENT*
NANCY RICHARDSON ‐ INCUMBENT*
SHIRAN CAROLYN AMIR *
LISA ZENO CHURGIN ‐ INCUMBENT*
DORIAN HARRIS ‐ INCUMBENT*
ERIK C. ANDERSEN ‐ INCUMBENT*
LILLIAN E. BENSON
KEVIN D. ROSS
DR. ERIN MICHAEL RETTIG*
LORA HIRSCHBERG ‐ INCUMBENT*
NICOLE A. FLETCHER*
JERRY ROSS ‐ INCUMBENT*