The Screen Actors Guild’s national board of directors has appointed David P White national executive director and chief negotiator.

White has served as the Guild’s interim national executive director since January ad assumes his new two-year position following a 70.91% to 29.09% vote in favour in Los Angeles.

SAG veteran executive John McGuire, who was appointed chief negotiator when White came on as interim national executive director, will continue as senior advisor.

Prior to rejoining the Guild staff, where he previously served as general counsel from 2002 to 2006, White was managing principal of Los Angeles-based Entertainment Strategies Group.