Hedgpeth named to Federal Reserve post in CA

AFTRA exec director joins S.F. Advisory Council

Kim Roberts Hedgpeth, national exec director of the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, has been named to the 2010 Twelfth District Economic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Council members provide information on current and pending developments in the regional and national economy. Hedgpeth joins fellow new appointee Roy A. Vallee, Chairman and CEO of Avnet, Inc., to serve a three-year term ending December 2012.

Hedgpeth has served in her current slot at AFTRA since 2005. She’s the first African-American woman to serve as the chief executive staff person of a national entertainment industry union.

Hedgpeth joined the AFTRA staff in 1981 at the New York Local.

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