Chicago Coordinating Committee Election Results

CCC Co-Chairs 2019

October 2, 2023

On October 2, the DGA Chicago Coordinating Committee members re-elected Director Thomas Wekony, Jr. and UPM Richard S. Lederer to continue serving as the Co-Chairs of the Committee.

The following members and alternates were also elected to serve:

Committee Members

Directors: Natalie Abraham, Nancy Goodman, Lee T. Hope, Jaime Mariscal, Kris Rey, Harlan J. Shapiro, Elysia Sledd, Thomas Joseph Wekony Jr. (Co-Chair)

AD/UPMs: Noemi Afflack, Anthony E. Cabral, Jason M. Dusenske, Pablo A. Gambetta, Richard S. Lederer (Co-Chair), James R. McAllister, Kevin McGrail, Natasha Parker Olguin, Nick Rafferty, Stefan Rand. Monoleto R. Wilborn

AD/SM/PAs: Amanda M. D’Anca, Guy DiBenedetto

Committee Alternates

Director: Lee Levin

AD/UPMs: James R. Giovannetti, Jr., Rebecca Strickland Weathersby

About the Co-Chairs

Richard LedererRichard S. Lederer
A member of the Chicago Coordinating Committee since 2006, Lederer was first elected to the Co-Chair post in 2008 and went on to serve three terms. His UPM credits include nearly 100 episodes of the series Empire, as well as episodes of Power Book IV: Force, Betrayal, The Playboy Club, The Chicago Code and George Tillman Jr.’s movie for television Love Is a Four-Letter Word. Lederer has been a member of the DGA since 1994.

CCC CoChairsThomas Wekony, Jr.
Wekony first joined the Committee in 2013. He is now in his third term as a Co-Chair of the Committee after first being elected in to the post in 2017. His credits include serving as a Director at WLS-TV in Chicago, IL; and in various roles at additional local stations. Wekony has been a DGA member since 2011.

About the Chicago Coordinating Committee

The CCC was formed in the mid 1960s to coordinate Guild activities in the Midwestern Area, including acting as liaison between members and the Guild, disseminating information, and promoting public awareness of the Guild. The Committee participates in a number of events during the year, in order to fulfill its goals of facilitating the exchange of ideas among members, maintaining contacts with other guilds and unions, and furthering professional opportunities for all Midwestern members.