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The Executive Board of IATSE 796 is made up of five officers elected by the membership. There is a sixth elected officer, Sergeant-at-Arms, and 3 elected Board of Trustees, who are not part of the Executive Board. Each officer serves a term of three years. Officers are working technicians within the freelance community.

Officers serve staggered, three year terms. Nominations are accepted during 3rd Quarter General Membership meetings. Annual elections are held during the fourth quarter. Any member in good standing can run for office. Please consider the contribution you can make as an officer of Local 796.


Eric Norberg, President

Eric Norberg is a long-time member of IATSE 796 and has been free-lancing (mostly as a camera operator) in DFW since 1981. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees for 3 terms before assuming the office of President in 2016. 

Robin W. Barrow, Vice-President

Mr. Barrow is a working freelance video camera operator based in Houston, Texas. He is a Charter Member of Local 796.

Kevin Allen, Business Representative

Kevin is a camera operator who resides in suburban Houston. He has been a member of IATSE Local 796 since it was founded and has been an officer in Local 796 for more than 10 years.

Van Williams, Secretary/Treasurer

Van is a longtime member of IATSE 796 and our newest officer. He works as an EVS operator and camera operator. He remembers when tape was 1" and cameras had turrets.

Sergeant at Arms

Curently vacant

Recording Secretary - (currently vacant)

Board of Trustees

Margaret Krausse - Houston
Larry Allen - Dallas
Frank Arechiga - San Antonio/Austin

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