Ruth Gallo returns WGA East

Former associate counsel for the guild from 1989-2003

Ruth Gallo has returned to the WGA East as the guild's new assistant executive director.

Gallo, the former associate counsel for the guild from 1989-2003, returned to familiar territory Monday, replacing Ann Toback, who left the guild in May to become executive director of the nonprofit Workmen's Circle. Her new duties with the guild are yet to be defined, but she will be involved in all aspects of the WGAE's operations.

Previously at the guild, Gallo participated in the negotiations for freelance and staff contracts, supervised staff and repped the guild at industry conferences worldwide.