NNA Board of Directors

The National Newspaper Association is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the association's membership at the annual business meeting held during the annual convention.

The Board of Directors may include the following members:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Treasurer
  • Immediate past-president
  • Secretary
  • Nine (9) regional representatives
  • Representative from American Court & Commercial Newspapers
  • Representative from Newspaper Association Managers
  • Representative from Local Media Association
  • Up to five (5) at-large directors

 

Officers 2018–2019

 

President
Andrew Johnson
Dodge County Pionier
Mayville, WI
johnson@dodgecountypionier.com
Term: October 2018–October 2019
 
Vice President
Matt Adelman
Publisher, Douglas Budget/Glenrock Independent
Douglas, WY
Term: October 2018–October 2019
 
Treasurer
Michael Fishman
Publisher, Citizen Tribune

Term: October 2018–October 2019

 
Immediate Past President
Susan Rowell
Publisher/Regional Manager, The Lancaster News/ Carolina Gateway 
Lancaster, SC
srowell@thelancasternews.com 
Term: October 2018–October 2019
 

Directors

 Region 1 (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT)
Jeanne Straus
Owner, Straus Media
New York, NY
Term: October 2017-October 2020
 
Region 2 (DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, TN, VA, WV)
Dennis Richardson
Magic Valley Publishing Co., Inc.
Camden, TN
dennis@magicvalleypublishing.com
Term October 2018-October 2021
 
 Region 3 (AL, FL, GA, MS, SC, PR)
Kermit P. "Bo" Bolton
The Monroe Journal
Monroeville, AL
Term: November October 2017-October 2020
 
 Region 4 (IL, IN, MI, NJ, OH, PA)
John Galer
Publisher, Hillsboro Journal-News
Hillsboro, IL
Term: September 2017-2020
 
5 (IA, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Jeremy Waltner
Co-publisher, Freeman Courier
Freeman, SD
courier@gwtc.net
Term: October 2017-October 2020
 
Region 6 (AR, KS, LA, MO, OK, TX)
Randy Keck
Publisher
The Community News
Aledo, TX
Term: September 2018–October 2021
 
 Region 7 (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)
Louie Mullen
Publisher, Black Bird LLC
Term: October 2017-October 2020
 
Region 8 (CO, NM, UT, WY)
Robb Hicks
Associate Publisher, Buffalo Bulletin
Buffalo, WY
Term: February 2018-October 2021
 
Region 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV)
Brett Wesner
Wesner Publications Company
Cordell, OK
brett@wespubco.com
Term: October 2018-October 2021

 

Sister organizations

Beth Bennett
Executive Director, Wisconsin Newspaper Association
Madison, WI
Representing Newspaper Association Managers
beth.bennett@wnanews.com

Bradley Thompson II
Publisher, Detroit Legal News
Representing American Court & Commercial Newspapers

 

At-large members

Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News
Benson, MN
Term: October 2018–October 2019
 
David Fisher
President/Publisher Fisher Publishing, Inc.
Danville, AR
Term: September 2018-October 2019

 

Ex officio members

 General Counsel/Director of Public Policy
Tonda F. Rush 
Director of Public Policy 
trush@sixideas.net
 
 Director of Washington Programs
Carol Pierce
Director of Washington Programs
cpierce@sixideas.net
 

Max Heath (Honorary)
Retired Vice President Postal/Acq.
Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc 
maxheath@lcni.com 


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