AGMA Announces a New National Executive Director

Published July 27, 2016   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Leonard Egert to the position of National Executive Director.


Mr. Egert is an attorney who comes to AGMA with more than twenty years of experience in the labor movement, including serving as Assistant Counsel to the Writers Guild of America, East and in his current position of Executive Director of the San Francisco-Northern California Local of SAG-AFTRA. Additionally, his experience includes representing entertainment and other unions while at the firm of Spivak, Lipton, LLP and his own firm of Egert and Trakinski. Mr. Egert has a reputation as a strong negotiator, dynamic leader, and careful listener with an innovative approach towards problem solving.

Mr. Egert will begin his work with AGMA on August 1, 2016. Ms. Deborah Allton-Maher will remain in the position of Interim National Director until that date and will then resume her duties as Associate Executive Director.

We welcome Mr. Egert and are excited about the possibilities his experience and leadership will reveal as AGMA continually seeks to better represent our members.


James Odom

President, American Guild of Musical Artists

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