On Wednesday, August 9th, KD faculty member and Director of Development Reis Myers McCormick was elected to serve as 1st Vice President of the DFW local of SAG-AFTRA.
SAG-AFTRA brings together two American labor unions: Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Both were formed in the turmoil of the 1930s, with rich histories of fighting for and securing the strongest protections for media artists. Their members united to form the successor union in order to preserve those hard-won rights and to continue to extend and expand those protections into the 21st century and beyond.
Reis’ two-year term will begin later this month. In October, she will serve as a delegate to the SAG-AFTRA national convention in Los Angeles where members of the convention will discuss challenges confronting the industry and propose new solutions.
We applaud Reis’ accomplishments as she becomes an influential voice to our industry.