Delegates to the American Federation of Musicians have re-elected Thomas F. Lee for a third three-year term as president.
The delegates, repping 90,000 members and meeting in Las Vegas, also voted to re-elect VP Harold Bradley and Secretary-Treasurer Sam Folio. They also tapped Bill Skolnik as VP from Canada.
“I will continue to do everything in my power to ensure that all musicians in the AFM’s diverse membership are fairly compensated for their work, and can one day retire with a sense of financial security and a feeling of dignity and pride in a career well spent,” Lee said.
Lee has been president since June 2001 after serving two years as secretary-treasurer. He served in the U.S. Marine Band from 1966 to 1990 and performed freelance engagements in the Washington D.C. area for many years.
Lee’s also a member of the governing boards of SoundExchange and the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies, a trustee of the AFM and Employers Pension Fund and a Trustee of the AFM and AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund.
The delegates also elected the following reps to the executive board 00 Joe Parente (Local 77, Philadelphia), Bob McGrew (Local 65-699, Houston); Ray Hair (Local 72-147, Dallas-Ft. Worth); Erwin Price (Local 802, New York); and Billy Linneman (Local 257, Nashville).