International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 917
Bob Wiechecki
Vice President

Bob started working in the Theater Program at Salesianum High School in Wilmington, Delaware. Went on to Temple University as a Radio, TV, & Film major in the early 80's. While in college worked extensively in the Philadelphia, NJ, NY club scenes. Moved on to McManus Enterprises doing lighting and rigging for regional tours and national television sporting and concert events.

Bob came to Atlantic City as a technician in 1985 and have worked in all levels of Entertainment as an On Call & Full-time Technician, Lead Technician, and Management.  Also continue to work extensively with other IATSE Locals and Production Companies as a free-lance technician and installer. Sworn in as a member of IATSE Local 917 in 1999.

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Darrell Stark
Business Agent

Darrell graduated from Mercer County Community College in 1980 with an associate degree in Radio and Television Communication.  He worked as an Entertainment Technician at Six Flags Great Adventure for 4 years prior to moving to and working in Atlantic City almost 40 years ago at the original Golden Nugget; in April of 1981.  He joined Local 917 in July of 1999 and has served in the positions, at various times, of Office Secretary, Treasurer, Call Steward, and Business Agent.

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Tony Eldis
Member At Large

Tony Eldis has been a member of IA Local 917 since 1980 and has worked as a carpenter and rigger at various casino venues in Atlantic City. From 1993 he has been the Shop Steward, Lead Carpenter and Rigger at the Tropicana Showroom. Tony has served the Local as Member at Large for the last 13 years.



Sarah will be enjoying her 25th year in Atlantic City next year; she has been a Local 917 member for 20 years, and Corresponding Secretary since March of 2017.




Barry Flemming