Almost all Local 476 board members and trustees were returned to office and one new member who was welcomed to the union’s executive board in an election held earlier this week. Several of the board members currently work on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and the just-ending “Mob Doctor” series on Fox.
Returning board members are Tom Glynn, currently a set dresser on “Chicago Fire,” serving his second term as board president (and his fourth year as an officer) and Mark Hogan, who continues as the local’s business manager/secretary treasurer, a position he has held since 2004.
Grip Joe Connelly returns to the board after a six-year hiatus as vice president, and recording secretary Bradley Matthys, a key grip, will serve his second consecutive term.
Executive board members are Tony Barracca, currently lead man on “Chicago Fire,” paint supervisor Harry Haase has been on the board for some 30 years and two new members are David Chamerski, a prop master on “Mob Doctor” and Jim Dewinski, rigging electric best boy.
Serving his third term as sergeant-at-arms is prop master Tim Tiedje.
Trustees also elected: Chairman John Kenny, carpenter; trustees Ted Corso, best boy/grip and Larry Hammer, rigging electrician, both on “Mob Doctor,” and Chris Collar, rigging grip on “Chicago Fire.”
Their terms expire Jan. 1, 2016. IATSE Local 476 has a membership of 950.