Marc Wilson, chairman emeritus of TownNews, the digital services company he co-founded more than 30 years ago, has been elected president of the Inland Press Foundation.
Joyce McCullough, former president of Miller Media Group in LaSalle, Illinois, was elected vice president of the foundation.
The foundation board of directors met on Oct. 21, electing Wilson and McCullough as well as a slate of foundation directors.
Wilson succeeds Jeremy Halbreich, the chairman and CEO of Dallas-based AIM Media Management LLC. Halbreich had served as foundation president during the recent merger of the Inland Press Association and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, forming America’s Newspapers. He will remain a member of the Inland Press Foundation Board of Directors.
“On behalf of the Inland Foundation board, I want to thank Jeremy Halbreich for his long and valuable service to the foundation,” Wilson said. “He provided steady direction for the foundation through the merger that led to the creation of America's Newspapers. Because of his leadership, the foundation is now in a stronger place to fulfill its mission supporting the newspaper industry, and America's Newspapers. Jeremy is a fine person and inspiration to us all. We're pleased that he's remaining as a board member."
The Inland Foundation supports the mission of America’s Newspapers to explain, defend and advance the role of newspapers in local communities throughout the nation.
Also elected as foundation directors were Camille Olson, a partner at the Chicago law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Julie Inskeep, the publisher of The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Indiana; David Holgate, Indiana/Michigan group president for Paxton Media Group; and Jim Sprung, associate publisher of The Villages (Florida) Daily Sun.
Tom Slaughter, the former executive director of the Inland Press Association, will continue as the foundation’s secretary/treasurer.