By Jeff Burman
photos by Martin Cohen
The Motion Picture Editors Guild held its annual Installation Dinner for its new Board of Directors at the Loews Santa Monica on Saturday, January 9. The new Board members are pictured below.
Molly Shock, ACE
New and returning members to the Board were elected or re-elected in December 2015, and were sworn in to their positions at the quarterly Board of Directors meeting on the morning of January 9.
Current Board member John Vitale, left, with incoming Board member Kevin Ross.
The dinner is a reception for incoming and outgoing Board members, and a chance to spend an evening with continuing members and Guild staff.
Western Executive Director Cathy Repola, left, National Executive Director Ron Kutak, and Western Assistant Executive Director Scott George.
The dinner acknowledged departing Board member Charles Kramer, who was given a plaque by Guild president Alan Heim, ACE. Kramer thanked the Guild for his opportunity to serve.
Outgoing Board member Charles Kramer, left, receives a plaque of appreciation from Editors Guild President Alan Heim.
President Heim also paid tribute to departing Director of Membership Services Serena Kung, who leaves the Guild staff in January after more than 11 years. She will be replaced by Shanda Zuniga.
The Guild's outgoing Director of Membership Services Serena Kung thanks the Board of Directors for their support during her tenure.
Board Members and Guild staff look forward to the dinner each year as an opportunity to be reacquainted with each other and their guests.
National Executive Director Ron Kutak, center, is flanked by officers of the Editors Guild Board: Sergeant-at-Arms Bill Elias, Treasurer Rachel Igel, Secretary Diane Adler and President Alan Heim.