The election comes on the heels of the Academy’s move to invite some 683 new members to its ranks, more than double the typical annual tally and a direct response to criticism over a lack of diversity in the group.
Also elected to officer positions were the following:
Jeffrey Kurland, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)
John Bailey, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)
Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee)
Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee)
Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee)
David Rubin, Secretary (chair, Membership and Administration Committee)
Isaacs will begin her fourth term as president and her 24th as a governor representing the public relations branch of the Academy.
Bailey, Gianopulos, Kennedy and Kurland were also re-elected to their posts. This marks the first officer stint for both Rubin and Utley.