Foundation NewsBoard of Directors

The Missouri Press Foundation is managed by a board of directors with officers chosen by members of the board. The Foundation office is in the Missouri Press Building, 802 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201; phone 573-449-4167.

Missouri Press Foundation Board of Directors
President: Vicki Russell, Columbia Daily Tribune
First Vice President: Wendell Lenhart, Trenton Republican-Times
Second Vice President: Kirk Powell, Pleasant Hill Times
Secretary-Treasurer: Doug Crews, Missouri Press Assocation
Steve Ahrens, Exec. Director Propane Gas Association
Dave Berry, Bolivar Herald-Free Press
David Bradley, News-Press Gazette Co. 
Brian Brooks, Professor University of Missouri School of Journalism
Kathy Conger, Bethany Republican Clipper
Chuck Haney, Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune
Bill Miller Sr., Washington Missourian
Jeff Schrag, Springfield Daily Events
Jean Snider, Retired
Betty Spaar, The Odessan
James Sterling, Professor University of Missouri School of Journalism
Paul Stevens, Retired, AP
Dane Vernon, Eldon Advertiser
Dalton Wright, Lebanon Daily Record
Rogers Hewitt, Retired
Tom Miller, Retired, Washington Missourian
R.B. "Bob" Smith, Retired
Edward Steele, Stoneybrook Lodge
Wallace Vernon, Retired


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Wednesday October 26th

A big thanks to all of our members who helped us celebrate MPA's 150th Convention! Link

Tuesday October 25th Link

Monday October 24th

All Missourians are encouraged to help select the design of a new automobile license plate, which will be out in time for the Show-Me State’s bicentennial in 2021. Options for the plate design will be presented at four public hearings across the state, including the following: — October 25 at the MoDOT Transportation Management Center (14301 South Outer 40 Road, Town and Country, MO 63017), phone 314. Link



Check out some of our recently uploaded photos from 150th Annual Convention! #MPA150
Wednesday October 26th


McClatchy Strategy: Go Big and Small to Create ‘Moments’ With Each Reader | via @streetfightmag
Tuesday October 25th


Missourians invited to help select bicentennial license plate |
Monday October 24th


Rural postal service remains essential | via @townnews
Thursday October 20th