Local 802 Leadership & Governance

Local 802 is led by three elected officers and governed by an Executive Board elected by musicians within the the Local 802 community.

Elected Officers

Augustino Gagliardi, President and Executive Director

Until his election as President of Local 802, Tino Gagliardi was a trumpet player in New York City’s concert, club date and recording fields, as well as on Broadway, where his work was most recently focused. He was elected to Local 802’s Executive Board in 2003 and took office as President in 2010.

As President and Executive Director, Tino is the lead negotiator for some of New York City’s most iconic ensembles, including at Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall and on Broadway. In addition to serving as President, Tino serves on many boards and committees, including on the AFM Executive Committee, and is a Trustee on the AFM Employers Pension Fund, Local 802 Musicians Health Fund, and the AFM/SAGAFTRA Distribution Fund. In 2015, Tino was honored to be appointed to the NYC Cultural Plan Citizen’s Advisory Committee by Mayor de Blasio.

Tom Olcott, Financial Vice-President

As Financial Vice-President, Tom oversees the Single Engagement Concert department of Local 802 and manages Local 802’s finances and overall financial health, in close coordination with the Office of Controller.

Tom was appointed to that position by the Local 802 Executive Board in 2011 upon the resignation of incumbent Jay Blumenthal, and after serving as an elected member of the Executive Board as of 2010.

Prior to his appointment, Tom performed with the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra and the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, (among many others), and was an active orchestra committee member of those and other orchestras. Tom also earned a J.D from Cardozo School of Law and negotiated non-local Orchestra contracts nationally.

Andrew Schwartz, Recording Vice-President

As the Recording Vice-President of Local 802, Andy oversees the fields of Organizing, Electronic Media, Single Engagements, Hotels, Jazz and Latin music, as well as Operations at the union’s building. He serves as a trustee of the Local 802 Musicians Health Fund and on the Board of Directors of the Council for Living Music. His team also handles Local 802’s Teaching Artist Initiative, the Emergency Relief Fund, Jazz Mentors, and the union’s referral service NewYorkMusicians.com. Andy served as a member of the Executive Board of Local 802 (2006-15), Trial Board (2000-06) and on the boards of Recording Musicians Association International and New York chapter.

Prior to serving as Recording Vice President, Andy’s career as a guitarist spanned forty years, working in NYC’s clubs, recording studios, concert halls, and on many Broadway shows, as well as touring internationally with Ashford & Simpson. Andy was on staff at Sony Music (2000-2004) ultimately as Associate Director of A&R Administration at the Sony Classical label, and served as the Coordinator of the Music Business Program at New Jersey City University from 2006-2015.

Andy graduated from the Hartt College of Music with a degree in Classical Guitar performance and he was awarded an M.A from New York University’s music business program. He holds a certificate in Advanced Union Leadership from the Cornell Union Leadership Institute.

Executive Board

The Executive Board is the governing board of Local 802. Board Members are elected by members.

Current Executive Board Members

  • Bud Burridge
  • Sara Cutler
  • Patricia Dougherty
  • Alvester Garnett
  • Martha Hyde
  • Wende Namkung
  • Christopher Olness
  • Clint Sharman
  • Bob Suttmann

Trial Board

Trial Board is the judicial body of Local 802, charged with addressing and adjudicating disputes among and between Local 802 members.

Current Trial Board Members

  • Roger Blanc
  • Bruce Eidem
  • Tony Gorruso
  • Susan Lorentsen
  • Marvin Moschel
  • Eugene Moye
  • Madelyn Rubinstein
  • Steve Shulman
  • Dan Willis