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Congratulations are in order! Courtney B. Vance has just been named president of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation!

In an interview with Variety, Vance stated, “There’s the union side to SAG-AFTRA, which handles the industry and negotiates health care and pensions. It is so necessary, but what happens to performers when they’re on the way up, or on the way down? Who is there for you?”

Vance added, “When you start to hear about the cases of members in need, who have turned to our foundation and received this support, their lives change. And we want to keep changing lives.”

Actress, Kerry Washington took it to Twitter to congratulate the Emmy award-winning actor on his exciting new role.

Congratulations once again Courtney B. Vance!