We’re beginning a new year in KPA as we continue celebrating our 150th anniversary.
Some of you haven’t seen the directory and might be wondering just who it is that’s running the association and Kentucky Press Service.
Below are the pictures of the five officers, the Executive Committee as they are known. And then below the picture is a list of all the Board members, their position on the board and their newspaper/company.
Remember, this is the largest state press association board in the country. We were running second to California until a couple of years ago when CNPA decreased its board numbers, allowing Kentucky to move ahead. At least Kentucky ranks first in something with this great group of dedicated newspaper folks from the smallest weeklies to the largest dailies.
KPA/KPS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Left to right Jay Nolan, President, Mountain Advocate, Barbourville; Jeff Jobe, President Elect, Jobe Publishing; Sharon Burton, Vice President, Adair County Community Voice; Regina Catlett, Treasurer, Sebree Banner/Sturgis News; Peter Baniak, Past President, Lexington Herald-Leader
KPA/KPS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
District 1 – Barbara Atwill, The Current
District 2 – Josh Givens, Central City Leader News
District 3 – Regina Catlett, KPA Treasurer, Sebree Banner/Sturgis News
District 4 – Melissa Mudd, Butler County Banner
District 5 – Stevie Lowery, Lebanon Enterprise
District 6 – Jane Ashley Pace, Oldham Era/Henry County Local
District 7 – Jeff Moore, Carrollton News Democrat
District 8 – Dennis Brown, Lewis County Herald
District 9 – Cathie Shaffer, Greenup County Times-News
District 10 – Jessica Butler, Beattyville Enterprise/Booneville Sentinel
District 11 – Mark Hoskins, Manchester Enterprise
District 12 – Charlie VanLeuven, Casey County News
District 13 – Catherine Boone, Frankfort State Journal
District 14 – David Eldridge, Richmond Register
State At-Large – Steve Gaines, Bowling Green Daily News
State At-Large – Carrie Dillard, Paducah Sun
State At-Large – Ted Cox, Garrard Central Record
Audience Development Committee Chair – Richard Morgan, Lexington Herald-Leader
Digital Division Committee Chair – Peter Baniak, Lexington Herald-Leader
News Editorial Division Chair – John Nelson, Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
Advertising Division Chair – Heather McGinnis, Lexington Herald-Leader
Journalism Education Representative (2018-2019) – Chuck Clark, College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky University
Journalism Education Representative (2019-2020) – Michele Day, The Northerner, Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association Chair – Michele Day, The Northerner, Northern Kentucky University