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Berg Is New Regional Chief at Equity

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Rick Berg will succeed Carol Waaser as eastern regional director of Actors' Equity Association in February, the union announced Sept. 8.

Berg, a 17-year staffer with the union, has been Equity's senior business rep since 1999. He replaces Wasser, who has spent 13 years as eastern regional director. Berg will take over responsibilities for the region's operations, collective bargaining and contract negotiation, the union said in a statement.

An Equity spokesperson said that Berg and Waaser will work together in a transition period between now and February. Before joining the Equity staff as a business rep for in 1992, Berg was a career stage manager. In his new role, he will oversee 56 Equity staff members.

-- Daniel Holloway

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