Tino Gagliardi has been elected president and executive director of musicians’ union Local 802. 

Gagliardi previously served in those roles from 2010 to 2018 and most recently worked within Local 802’s parent union, American Federation of Musicians. He began his three-year term in the role on Jan. 1.

Gagliardi ran unopposed in the election, which took place Dec. 3, 2021. He takes over the position from Adam Krauthamer, who beat out Gagliardi in the 2018 election. Krauthamer will remain involved on the union’s executive board. 

“If one thing became clear during the campaign, it’s that the Covid crisis is far from over and will require all of us to find ways to come together for the benefit of our membership,”  Gagliardi said in the press release. “My administration will help us grow, protect, diversify and rebuild Local 802 to best serve the hard-working musicians of NYC. I look forward to continuing the important work of helping musicians recover and move forward so they can provide NYC with the best that live music and culture has to offer.”

In his previous tenure as president and executive director, Gagliardi led contract negotiations for union members on Broadway, the Met Opera, New York Philharmonic and New York City Ballet. He took on the role after performing in New York as a trumpet player. 

At the American Federation of Musicians, Gagliardi worked as the director of theatre, touring and booking, international representative to the eastern territory and assistant to the international president.