Bluegrass SPJ Chapter elects 2018-19 officers

Tom Eblen


The Bluegrass Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recently elected officers for 2018-2019.

Board members are:

Tom Eblen, columnist and former managing editor, Lexington Herald-Leader (re-election)

Tom Martin

Vice President
Tom Martin, columnist, Lexington Herald-Leader, publisher/editor, UnderMain, and student media adviser, Transylvania University (re-election)

Patti Cross

Al Cross


Al Cross, director, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues and professor, UK School of Journalism and Media, and former national SPJ president


Patti Cross, PC Publications, Frankfort (re-election)

Director (two-year term)
Chris Poore, freelance editor

Chris Poore

John Nelson

Liz Hanson


(1 year remaining on a 2-year term)
John Nelson, editorial director, Landmark Community Newspapers

Past President
Liz Hansen, professor emerita, Department of Communication, Eastern Kentucky University




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