Directors Guild of America National Executive Director Jay D. Roth today announced that Nhu-Y Phan will join the executive staff of the DGA as Assistant Executive Director, Local Stations in the Guild’s New York offices.
“We’ve recently strengthened our services to address the unique needs of our members who work at local stations, and Nhu-Y has been a big part of that,” said Roth. “Her extensive experience in labor relations and in the field will be a tremendous benefit to our members who work in news and sports.”
Phan will be involved in the negotiation, administration, and enforcement of the Guild’s agreements with local television stations nationwide. The agreements predominantly cover DGA members working on local news, sports, and related programs. She will also have responsibility with respect to diversity and will work closely with the DGA’s Eastern Diversity Steering Committee. Phan reports to Eastern Executive Director Neil Dudich.
Phan joined the DGA in 2014 as a business representative. In that role, she represented members working on news, sports, and variety programs. Prior to joining the Guild, she worked as an associate at Robin, Urann, Spencer, Picard & Cangemi, ALPC where she represented private and public sector unions in legal matters and enforced collective bargaining agreements. She received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and her J.D. from Boston College Law School.