AGMAzine Spotlight: New York Region Vice President Katharine Goeldner

Published February 28, 2024   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

In June 2023, AGMA announced the Union's new President, Officers, and Governors. The award-winning Summer 2023 issue of AGMAzine featured interviews with President Ned Hanlon and Officers J. Austin Bitner, Brian August, Helena Brown, Antuan Byers, Andres Garcia, Katharine Goeldner, Cameo Humes, and Jennifer Wallace. Now, as part of our AGMAzine Spotlight Series, we will be featuring these union leaders every Wednesday.

Today, we spotlight Katharine Goeldner, AGMA's New York Region Vice President.

“Four years ago, it was difficult to get AGMA Soloists to volunteer to run for the Board of Governors. A longtime Board member asked me to run, since I’ve been in this business for so many years, working both in the U.S. and overseas. I agreed, knowing I could use my experience to help increase representation and improve communication between my Soloist colleagues and our union and to strengthen AGMA for all our members. AGMA has grown so much in the years I’ve been on the Board! It’s been exciting to be a part of that growth and am very grateful to the longtime Board members who’ve guided and mentored me. I felt it was time for me to use what I’ve learned from them and to step up and be a part of leadership as an AGMA Officer. There are several ‘projects’ I’ve been pushing for, a few examples include increasing cooperation with our sibling unions in Europe; finding a way to help with the cost of U.S. work visas; working toward a solution to the question of health insurance for per-performance Artists; getting family and nursing parent-friendly policies into our CBAs; and securing rights to media clips for our Artists.”

To read Kathy's full interview, check out the Summer 2023 issue of AGMAzine.