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Ric Reitz Re-Elected President Of SAG-AFTRA Atlanta Local


On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, the ballot tabulation of the Atlanta Local election was conducted. Please note that one candidate ran unopposed and was declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

Ric Reitz handily defeated challenger Scott Hunter by 326 votes to 181.According to Deadline, “Reitz, who is something of a colorful character, is not only a busy actor but a broker of Georgia film tax credits. As Deadline reported two weeks ago, he’s also advised producers on a “magic formula” to employ movie stars on the cheap.”


Ric Reitz* President 2-year term
Mike Pniewski* First Vice President 2-year term
Clayton Landey Second Vice President 2-year term
Yolanda Asher* Secretary 2-year term
Debra Nelson* Local Board Member 2-year term
Wilbur T. Fitzgerald, Esq.* Local Board Member 2-year term
Sheila Maddox* Local Board Member 2-year term
Ray Benitez* Local Board Member 2-year term
Michelle Rivera* Local Board Member 2-year term
Jon Hayden* Local Board Member 2-year term
Eric Goins* Local Board Member 2-year term
Doug Kaye* Local Board Member 2-year term
Mike Pniewski* Convention Delegate 2-year term
Wilbur T. Fitzgerald, Esq.* Convention Delegate 2-year term
Sheila Maddox* Convention Delegate 2-year term
Yolanda Asher* Convention Delegate 2-year term
Jon Hayden* Convention Delegate 2-year term
Clayton Landey* Convention Delegate 2-year term
Michelle Rivera* Convention Delegate 2-year term
Steve Coulter* Convention Delegate 2-year term

Those members elected as Local Officers, Local Board members and Convention Delegates, by virtue of their election to those positions, are also elected as Alternate National Board members who may be called upon to serve at National Board meetings when the National Board member from the Atlanta Local is unable to attend. The President, by virtue of his election to that position, also serves as a Convention Delegate.

The newly elected leaders will be installed in office on Aug. 24, 2017.


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