We want to thank all of you for supporting Team USAtl candidates and our vision for the future of this region. We look forward to serving the best interests of all our local members for the next two years.


Union Strong Atlanta is a group of hardworking, professional performers, representative of the fastest growing entertainment market in the world. Our vision and focus are the continued growth of the local entertainment industry at all levels.

"The USAtl slate features one of the most unique leadership teams in the country, combining deep union experience with a results-oriented vision. It is no wonder the Atlanta Local has done so well."SAG-AFTRA National President Gabrielle Carteris

Our Local Priorities

FIGHT to Expand Union Footprint

In Georgia’s challenging Right-to-Work environment, we have historically stood up for your rights and helped build a sustainable local career environment by preserving and expanding work opportunities for Union members. We have a record of organizing local Film, TV, Commercial, Interactive and Corporate-Educational work, both on and off-camera. Our new, innovative contracts and special waivers will help you book more jobs.

PROTECT Local Legislative Interests

We will continue our efforts to protect the Georgia production tax incentive, which is vital to retaining and expanding Union work in this market. To counter the new, direct and indirect social issues pressuring our local industry, it takes experience and proven leadership with deep political relationships to further secure our future.

BUILD a More Competitive Workforce

It is imperative that we sharpen our professional focus, hone our performance skills and raise the bar for all our Union brothers and sisters in Georgia and South Carolina. We will continue to meet the challenge of world-class competition with more education and innovative training. The fastest path to work is to out-work everyone else.

Thank you for your support!

Our 2019 SAG‑AFTRA Atlanta Board Candidates

ELECTED

Debra
Nelson
National Board

ELECTED

Clayton
Landey
President

ELECTED

Eric
Goins
1st Vice President

ELECTED

Sheila
Maddox
2nd Vice President

ELECTED

Yolanda
Asher
Secretary

ELECTED

Ray
Benitez
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Adena
Brumer
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Jon
Hayden
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Doug
Kaye
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Keith
Meriweather
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Mike
Pniewski
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Ric
Reitz
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Thom
Williams
Member-At-Large

Our 2019 SAG‑AFTRA Atlanta Convention Delegate Candidates

ELECTED

Ray
Benitez
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Adena
Brumer
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Eric
Goins
1st Vice President

ELECTED

Jon
Hayden
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Clayton
Landey
President

ELECTED

Sheila
Maddox
2nd Vice President

ELECTED

Keith
Meriweather
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Mike
Pniewski
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Ric
Reitz
Member-At-Large

ELECTED

Thom
Williams
Member-At-Large