The SAG Awards have elevated Kathy Connell to exec producer, positioning her to work alongside kudocast exec producer and director Jeff Margolis.

Connell has been a producer of the SAGs since their inception.

SAG also announced key dates for this year’s awards, which will be handed out Jan. 18 during a TBS/TNT simulcast.  Submissions will be taken July 8-Oct. 24, with nomination voting taking place from Nov. 20 – Dec. 9.

Nominations will be announced Dec. 11, and then final balloting will occur from Dec. 16-Jan. 17. Jan. 2 is the final day to request a paper ballot in place of voting online.