Karen Westerfield Elected First Female Leader Of Makeup & Hairstylists Guild – Deadline

Karen Westerfield has been elected enterprise consultant of Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild, IATSE Local 706, turning into the primary lady — and the primary Asian-American — to carry the guild’s prime put up because it was chartered in 1937. She beforehand served because the guild’s vice chairman, recording-secretary and sergeant-at-arms.

Westerfield, a three-time Emmy-winning make-up results artist who labored for 12 years on the Star Trek TV franchise, defeated incumbent Randy Sayer by a vote of 422-349. More than a 3rd of the guild’s 2,215 eligible members forged ballots within the race. Financial reviews filed with the Department of Labor present that Sayer was paid $247,313 final 12 months.

The election was a rerun of 1 held in January, when the guild’s elections committee discovered that the ballots had not been secured correctly earlier than counting. In that race, Sayer beat Westerfield by simply 18 votes. All of the guild’s different officer, board and trustee races additionally had been run once more.

In the one different contested officer election, David Abbot defeated Raissa Patton, 422 votes to 287, to change into the guild’s secretary-treasurer.

Incumbents working unopposed who had been re-elected embrace president Julie Socash, vice chairman Kim M. Ferry, recording secretary Daniel Curet, and sergeant.-at-arms Sherrita “Sherriann” Cole.

In the opposite races, 17 candidates had been elected to the chief board representing make-up artists and 12 had been elected representing hairstylists, and 5 candidates had been elected to the board of trustees representing make-up artists and 5 representing hairstylists.

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