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Art Directors Guild Appoints Bill Thomas as Associate Executive Director


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Bill Thomas has been appointed associate executive director of the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800), replacing the retiring John Moffitt. He will report to ADG executive director Scott Roth.

Thomas was previously national director, electronic media services division and head of the West Coast office of the American Federation of Musicians. Prior to that he was executive director, Los Angeles of SAG-AFTRA (formerly AFTRA) for six years. While there he orchestrated negotiations of all television, commercials, broadcast and new media contracts for the Los Angeles region. He also worked as vice president at Fitch Thomas Management in New York and worked at ASCAP for 14 years, first as director of public affairs and then assistant vice president and chief of staff.

“Bill comes to us with such a wealth of experience and expertise, we are delighted to welcome him as the Art Directors Guild’s new associate executive director,” said Mimi Gramatky, president of the Art Directors Guild. “We know he is a valuable asset to our team and look forward to working with him.”

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