Rick Berg will take over as the new Eastern Regional Director of thesp union Actors’ Equity Association.
Berg replaces Carol Waaser, who steps down early next year after 13 years in the post.
Director of the region, comprising 20 states including New York, oversees operations, collective bargaining and contracts for the area, and heads up a staff of 56.
Berg, who started out as a stage manager and joined the Equity staff in 1992, has since 1999 been the org’s senior business rep, a position he will retain after he takes on the new post.
Berg and Waaser will work together over the next few months until his appointment takes full effect in February.