Directors from 29 newspaper associations in the United States and Canada attended the Newspaper Association Managers’ 98th annual conference last week in Madison, Wisconsin. The group elected new leadership, including Missouri Press Association Executive Director Mark Maassen as Secretary of the Board of Directors.
Beth Bennett, executive director of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, will serve as president of NAM for the coming year. Laurie Hieb, executive director of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, was elected vice president.
Phil Lucey, executive director of the South Carolina Press Association, was elected to serve a three-year term on the NAM Board. Continuing directors are Brian Allfrey, executive director of the Utah Press Association, and Susan Patterson Plank, executive director of the Iowa Newspaper Association.
Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association Executive Director Steve Nixon becomes immediate past president. Layne Bruce, executive director of the Mississippi Press Association, serves as the organization’s clerk.
Founded in 1923, NAM is a coalition of state, provincial, regional and national North American trade associations serving the newspaper industry.