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IATSE honored by Broadway Association

Photo caption: General Secretary-Treasurer James Wood (center with award) surrounded by the Board of the Broadway Association, with Jodi Applegate and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

On January 18, 2006, the IATSE and International President Thomas C. Short were honored by the Broadway Association at its Ninety-First Annual Awards Luncheon.

President Short was unable to attend the ceremony.   General Secretary-Treasurer James Wood accepted the award on his behalf.   The award read as follows: “In appreciation of the one hundred and twelve years of leadership that the organization has provided the arts and entertainment industries and in recognition of the positive impact that has been made on the lives of people working in those industries.”

Gerald Schoenfeld, Chairman of the Shubert Organization; James Nederlander, President of the Nederlander Producing Company and Paul Libin, Producing Director of Jujamcyn Theatres each spoke praising President Short for the leadership role he has fostered over the years and the service IATSE provided to the industry.

Jodi Applegate of FOX Channel 5 was Master of Ceremonies, Police Commissioner Ray W.  Kelly was the keynote speaker, with Dennis Swanson, Chairman of the Broadway Association, presenting The Golden Scroll Award.

The Broadway Association was founded in 1911.