Alan Fisco elected president of America's Newspapers; six directors elected to board

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Alan Fisco, president of The Seattle Times Company, was elected president of America's Newspapers today.

Members elected officers for 2020-21 on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 7, during this year's virtual conference (PIVOT 2020).

In addition to Fisco, the following officers were elected:

  • Immediate Past President: Chris Reen, president, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and publisher, The Denver Gazette, Denver, Colorado
  • Vice President: Nat Lea, president and CEO, WEHCO Media, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Treasurer: Cameron Nutting Williams, regional publisher, Ogden Newspapers, Frederick, Maryland

Pictured above: Chris Reen, Nat Lea and Cameron Nutting Williams

Board of Directors

Six industry executives were elected to three-year terms on the Board of Directors:

  • Scott Champion, CEO, Champion Media Company, Mooresville, North Carolina
  • Mike Gebhart, president and CEO, Southern Community Newspapers, Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Matthew Gray, senior vice president and general counsel, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., Montgomery, Alabama
  • Camille Olson, partner, Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago, Illinois
  • Tim Prince, senior vice president, Boone Newspapers, Columbiana, Alabama
  • Heidi Wright, chief operating officer and publisher, The Bulletin, EO Media Group, Salem, Oregon

Pictured above: Scott Champion, Mike Gebhart, Matthew Gray, Camille Olson, Tim Prince and Heidi Wright

Directors remaining on the board include:

  • Bill Barker, SE regional president, USA TODAY Network and LocaliQ, Naples, Florida
  • John Bussian, attorney, The Bussian Law Firm, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Michael Fishman, publisher, Citizen Tribune, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Stacey Hill, executive vice president and chief operating officer, newspapers, News-Press & Gazette Company, St. Joseph, Missouri
  • Brian Jarvis, president, WV News, Clarksburg, West Virginia
  • Ted McGrew, vice president, sales, Southern Lithoplate, Youngsville, North Carolina
  • Matt McMillan, CEO, Press Publications, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
  • Jeff Patterson, president - Central Division, Adams Publishing Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • James Paxton, president and CEO, Paxton Media Group, Paducah, Kentucky
  • John Rung, president and CEO, Shaw Media, Crystal Lake, Illinois
  • Jason Taylor, president, Gannett VENTURES, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Judi Terzotis, president and publisher, The Times-Picayune | Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Emily Walsh, publisher, Observer Media Group, Sarasota, Florida
  • Leonard Woolsey, president, Southern Newspapers, Inc., and president and publisher, The Daily News, Galveston, Texas

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