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President Short Receives “Presidents Award” from Costume Designers Guild

Photo caption: President Short with (right) Cheryl Downey, Executive Director and Deborah Landis, President of Local 892.

On February 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, the Costume Designers Guild presented its “Presidents Award” to International President Thomas C. Short to “honor the man who fights for dignity and protects our future every single day” stated Sharon Day, Editor of the CDG’s magazine.

Upon receiving the CDG’s “Presidents Award” from CDG President Deborah Nadoolman Landis, President Short stated that it was a privilege for him to receive the Award “because I have had the pleasure of seeing the changes made in this organization under the leadership of President Landis, one of the local unions of the IATSE, with highly skilled and talented members.”  He went on to express his “particular thanks to Executive Director Cheryl Downey for all her efforts in the Local and to Assistant Executive Director Rachel Stanley for her leadership and dedication to protecting this organization and representing the membership with both grace and wisdom.”

Many IATSE local union officers attended the gala event as well as members of the Guild (IATSE Local No. 892).   Guests of the CDG also included DGA Executive Director Jay Roth, AMPAS President Sid Ganis, and Director John Landis.  A surprise visit by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was warmly received and the Mayor presented President Short with a Proclamation from the City of Los Angeles.