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
  • Kwame Amoaku
  • Gretchen Brown
  • Valerie Bulinski
  • Guy DiBenedetto
  • Jon Dombro
  • Lorin Fulton
  • Monica Gonzalez
  • Tracey Lafferty
  • Richard Lederer
  • James McAllister
  • John McNaughton
  • Natasha Parker
  • John Pudelek
  • Nick Rafferty
  • Harlan Shapiro
  • Marc Shaykin
  • Cheryl Stutzke
  • Thomas Wekony, Jr.

Committee Alternates

  • Amanda D’Anca
  • Senica Billingsley
  • Adam Boor
  • Anthony E. Cabral
  • Al Nolan Cohn
  • Brian “Bfair” Fairley
  • Judith Friedman
  • Elizabeth Goldsmith
  • Wm. Davis Goolsby
  • Peter R. Gordon
  • C. Joseph Hoffman
  • Carrie Holt de Lama
  • Aiman Humaideh
  • Kevin McGrail
  • John Quilico
  • Vail Romeyn
  • Rita Coburn Whack


Jennifer Peat
Field Representative
(212) 258-0808
Committee Chairs
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