Leaders

The DGA is governed by an elected National Board of Directors made up of actively working DGA members and is managed by a professional staff of more than 170.

 


Officers
Lesli Linka Glatter
Lesli Linka Glatter
President
Mary Rae Thewlis
Mary Rae Thewlis
National Vice-President
Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay
Secretary Treasurer
Betty Thomas Headshot 2018
Betty Thomas
First Vice-President
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Ron Howard
Second Vice-President
Jon Favreau
Barry Jenkins
Third Vice-President
Seith Mann
Seith Mann
Fourth Vice-President
Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
Fifth Vice-President
Lily O
Lily Olszewski
Sixth Vice-President
Joyce Thomas
Joyce Thomas
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
National Executive Director
Russell Hollander
Russell Hollander
National Executive Director
National Board Members
Jon Avnet
Jon Avnet
Norberto Barba
Norberto Barba
Karen Gaviola
Karen Gaviola
Gelfand
Julie Gelfand
Todd Holland
Duncan Henderson
Todd Holland
Todd Holland
Nicole Kassell
Nicole Kassell
Kathleen McGill
Kathleen McGill
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Christopher Nolan
Millicent Shelton
Millicent Shelton
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Steven Spielberg
Alternate Board Members
Kabir Ahktar
Kabir Akhtar
MaryLou Belli
Mary Lou Belli
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Laura Belsey
Hannelle Culpepper
Hanelle Culpepper
Nora Gerard
Nora Gerard
Michael Goi
Michael Goi
Maggie Greenwald
Maggie Greenwald
Anthony Hemingway
Anthony Hemingway
Michael Mann
Michael Mann
Annetta Marion
Annetta Marion
Don Mischer
Donald L. Mischer
Jonathan Mostow
Jonathan Mostow
Ed Ornelas
Edward Ornelas
Kimberly Peirce
Kimberly Peirce
Matthew Penn
Matthew Penn
Bethany Rooney
Bethany Rooney
Oz Scott
Oz Scott
Associate Board Members
Scott Berger
Scott Berger
Valdez Flagg
Valdez Flagg
Courtney Franklin
Courtney Franklin
Louis Guerra
Louis J. Guerra
Shawn Pipkin-West
Shawn Pipkin-West
Second Alternate Board Members
Lee Blaine
Lee Blaine
Mimi Deaton
Mimi (Marian) Deaton
Kevin Koster
Kevin Koster
Dennis Mazzocco
Dennis W. Mazzocco
Tom Whelan
Thomas J. Whelan
Canella Williams-Larrabee
Canella Williams-Larrabee
Contact
DGA Main Number 310-289-2000 or 800-421-4173
DGA Interview with Lesli Linka Glatter

Lesli Linka Glatter has brought a sense of urgency and psychological depth to such series as The West Wing, ER, Mad Men, and Homeland—and won two DGA Awards along the way. Yet she still finds time to serve the Guild and be an advocate for diversity.

Fearless Leaders

In the last two decades, Guild presidents have continued the fight for economic and creative rights.

A Guild is Born

The forward-thinking directors who came together to found the Guild in 1936 were seeking to protect the same creative rights the Guild fights for today.