MPA Nominating Committee Proposes Slate of 2023 Officers and Directors

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The Missouri Press Association Nominating Committee has finalized a slate of officers, directors for 2023

The Missouri Press Association Nominating Committee met recently, finalizing a slate of MPA officers and directors for 2023, effective Jan. 1.

The election of MPA officers and directors is scheduled during the annual MPA business meeting Friday, Sept. 16, at the 156th annual MPA Convention at the The Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. You can find more information about the Convention at or register to attend here:

          Here are the candidates proposed by the nominating committee:

          2023 President, Beth Durreman, Laclede County Record, Lebanon;

          First Vice President, Amos BridgesSpringfield News-Leader;

          Second Vice President, Peggy ScottJefferson County Leader, Festus;

          Secretary, Kimberly Combs, Wayne County Journal Banner, Piedmont;

          Treasurer, Mike Scott, Kahoka Media;

          Director for three-year terms: Tim Schmidt, Montgomery Standard, Montgomery City;
          Bryan ChesterColumbia Missourian; and Lucas Presson, Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau;

          Hannah Spaar, The Odessan, Odessa, is being nominated as the National Newspaper Association state chair.

Continuing on the MPA Board in 2023 will be directors: Gary Castor, Jefferson City News Tribune; Bryan Jones, Versailles Leader-Statesman; Kevin Jones, St. Louis American; Donna BischoffSt. Louis Post-Dispatch; and Sandy Nelson, Courier Tribune, Liberty.

Roger Dillon, Shannon County Current Wave, Eminence; will serve as immediate past president in 2023.

Liz IrwinMissouri Lawyers Weekly; is stepping down from the MPA Board in December 2022.

The nominating committee was chaired this year by Liz IrwinMissouri Lawyers Weekly.

The committee members thank everyone who submitted nominations.



Mark Maassen
Missouri Press Association
(573) 449-4167, ext. 308

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