Nick Wyman elected AEA president
Succeeds Paige Price, who fulfilled role since DecemberActors' Equity Association has elected Nick Wyman as its new president, the union announced Monday. A longtime member of Equity's national council, Wyman succeeds Paige Price, who, as first vice president of the union, has fulfilled the president's duties since December, when Mark Zimmerman stepped down as president.
In addition to serving for more than 20 years on the national council, Wyman has also sat on several of the union's Production Contract negotiating teams, as well as the House Affairs and National Public Policy committees. He is currently the chair of Equity's Alien committee and has been a trustee of the union's pension and health funds for 10 years.
More than 6,500 votes were cast in an election that also saw 18 members win seats on Equity's national council.
In the Eastern region, Dana Ivey, Maureen Moore, Judy Rice, Wally Dunn, Scott Evans, Kristine Nevins, Craig A. Meyer and Joe Zaloom were elected in the principal category to five-year terms. Nicole Flender won a four-year term and Jonathan Brody a three-year term. Bill Bateman was elected in the chorus category for a five-year term, and Ruth E. Kramer and Greg Hirsch were elected in the stage manager category for five-year terms.
In the Central region, Ariane Dolan was elected in the chorus category to a five-year term, and Malcolm D. Ewen was elected in the stage manager category to a five-year term.
In the Western region, Cynthia Marty, Tom Moriarty and John Herzog were elected in the principal category to five-year terms.