Seattle local SAG-AFTRA appoints Davis Powell as CEO

Davis Powell has been named CEO of SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local, which serves members in Seattle and Portland locals. “I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead our dedicated team,” he said. “I look forward to working with members to take these locals to the next level.”

“I am delighted to promote Davis to the position of local CEO,” said Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA National Executive. “He has fought tirelessly for the broadcast members in Seattle and Portland and I am excited that he brings the same enthusiasm and enthusiasm to serve all members of both local residents in this new role. I would also like to thank San Francisco – Northern California Local CEO Sean Taylor for his ably stewardship of both residents. His dedication to acting on behalf of all our members is deeply appreciated.”

Powell was appointed to SAG-AFTRA in February 2021 as a broadcast business representative and was promoted in May to director of broadcasting and business advisor. In this role, he managed and enforced radio station contracts for residents of Seattle and Portland. He also served as the chief of multi-station collective bargaining negotiations, and represented the unit’s interests in grievances and unfair labor practice charges before the state labor board. He also advised elected leaders in Seattle and Portland on station updates, legislative updates, and other local issues.

“I am delighted to welcome Davis to his new role as CEO of Seattle Local,” said Rick Diskin, Seattle Local President. “He was such a valuable and distinguished employee, and as someone with experience in meeting the unique needs of our local members, I know he’s going to get the job done.”

“It’s great to see Davis been promoted to CEO,” said Portland local president Michelle Dames. “He’s been a fierce advocate for the members’ interests, and it’s nice to know that the locals are in good hands.”

Powell was appointed in February 2021 as a broadcast business representative and was promoted in May 2021 to director of broadcasting and business advisor. In this role, he managed and enforced radio station contracts for residents of Seattle and Portland. He also served as the chief of multi-station collective bargaining negotiations and represented the unit’s interests in grievances and unfair labor practice charges before the state labor council. In addition, he advised elected leaders in Seattle and Portland locally on station updates, legislative updates, and other local issues.

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