With more than 20 years of experience, media veteran Damon Romine is National Director of Communications and Marketing for SAG-AFTRA, representing 160,000 actors, broadcasters, and recording artists. In his role, Romine manages the union’s external communications, which includes branding, crisis management, member relations, and the award-winning magazine, SAG-AFTRA. He joined the union in 2009 and helped shepherd the historic merger campaign that brought together SAG and AFTRA in 2012. During his tenure, the union’s communications efforts have been recognized with awards from the International Labor Communications Association, the Public Relations Society of America, and PRWeek. Prior to joining the union, Romine spent four years as national spokesman and Entertainment Media Director of GLAAD, where he worked to elevate portrayals of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people within the entertainment media. At GLAAD, he created the annual Network Responsibility Index and was the architect of “Be an Ally & a Friend,” the largest-ever LGBT multimedia PSA campaign. Romine previously served in senior editorial roles for consumer entertainment magazines published by Hearst Magazines and Bauer Publishing, and as a communications consultant for the Television Academy Foundation. He has degrees in Communications and Broadcast Journalism, and a masters in Media and Communications Psychology.