John P. Connolly is stepping down as national president of AFTRA. He has been elected to that post three times.
He takes a job as national executive director of Actors’ Equity Association.
AFTRA First National Vice President Bob Edwards – yes, that Bob Edwards – takes over as president until at least the next board meeting in late April.
AFTRA has 70,000 members; it represents actors, newscasters, announcers, singers, dancers, comedians, and others in television, radio, sound recordings, music videos, commercials and new media.