160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake In a statement, Kichaven said she has a deep commitment to Hollywood members and is focused on strengthening and broadening collective bargaining agreements and enhancing advocacy efforts on key issues of concern to working actors. “There are many challenges facing the Hollywood members of this great union and I am eager to get to work on their behalf,” she stated. “I want to express my gratitude to the Hollywood division board for placing their confidence in me to do this important job.” Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 [email protected] The Screen Actors Guild on Tuesday announced the appointment of Illyanne Morden Kichaven as executive director of the union’s influential Hollywood division. Kichaven, who will begin her new position sometime next month, will work directly with the Hollywood division board in representing its interests and in shaping strategy for the division’s nearly 70,000 members – almost 60 percent of the guild’s total membership. “Her knowledge of the guild and the issues facing Hollywood actors will enable her to hit the ground running,” said Anne-Marie Johnson, SAG’s first national vice president and Hollywood board chairwoman. “For many years, the guild’s Hollywood members have not had a day-to-day executive whose sole focus was to protect and advance our interests.” Kichaven has been a SAG executive for five years, most recently as the national director of communications, which required her to serve as spokeswoman on various guild initiatives. She also managed the internal and external communications for SAG’s 20 national branches, oversaw the guild’s Web site and served as consulting editor for SAG’s quarterly magazine.