About the Chicago Coordinating Committee

The Chicago Coordinating Committee 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 CCC 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.
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The Chicago Coordinating Committee meets monthly at:

Wrigley Building Conference Center
410 North Michigan Avenue, Third Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611


Contact Information 

General Information: Neil Dudich, Eastern Executive Director, neild@dga.org, (212) 258-0803

Non-Dramatic Television (Variety, Talk, Reality, etc.), Sports, News and Local Stations: Michael Berger, Assistant Executive Director, mberger@dga.org, (212) 258-0802 

CCC Co-Chairs, Members and Alternates


  • John McNaughton
  • Thomas Wekony Jr.

Committee Members

  • Carl Alaimo Jr.
  • Nadine Aloisio-Sorenson
  • Gretchen Brown
  • Valerie Bulinski
  • Guy DiBenedetto
  • Jon Dombro
  • Alyson Koch
  • Jef Kos
  • Richard Lederer
  • James McAllister
  • Natasha Parker
  • John Pudelek
  • Nick Rafferty
  • Harlan Shapiro
  • Marc Shaykin
  • Rosie Cruz Weaver
  • Monoleto Wilborn

Committee Alternates

  • Samuel J. Alvelo
  • Senica Billingsley
  • Anthony Cabral
  • Mary Ann Dezulskis
  • Chris Drake
  • Judith S. Friedman
  • Lorin W. Fulton
  • Marco Giacalone
  • Elizabeth Goldsmith
  • Peter R. Gordon
  • David S. Haupt
  • Carrie J. Holt de Lama
  • Vinh Lu
  • Cynthia Malek
  • Kevin McGrail
  • William Natale
  • John Quilico
  • Vail Romeyn
  • Cheryl Stutzke
  • Jim Turner
  • Rita Coburn Whack
Neil Dudich
Eastern Executive Director
(212) 258-0803
Committee Chairs
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