Texas Press Association is proud to announce the members of the 2012-13 TPA Board of Directors.
Russel Skiles, publisher of the Lamesa Press-Reporter, was elected president of the board on June 23 at the 2012 TPA Newspaper Executives’ Retreat in San Antonio.
Skiles succeeds Chad Ferguson, editor and publisher of The Banner Press Newspaper in Columbus, who became chairman of the board. Other officers include: First Vice President Greg Shrader, publisher of The Lufkin Daily News; Second Vice President Randy Mankin, editor and publisher of The Eldorado Success; and Treasurer Glenn Rea, editor and publisher of The Cuero Record.
Continuing their terms as elected directors are: Bill Crist, Snyder Daily News; Sue Brown, Pleasanton Express; Rochelle Stidham, Stephenville Empire-Tribune; Brandi Guy, Thorndale Champion; Brett McCormick, The Vernon Daily Record; and Chad Engbrock, The Wylie News.
Skiles appointed eight publishers to the TPA board: Jeff Berger, Hondo Anvil Herald; Mark Henry, The Mexia News; Melissa Perner, The Ozona Stockman; Ken Esten Cooke, Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post; Roger Estlack, The Clarendon Enterprise; Phil Major, Wise County Messenger; Randy Keck, The Community News; and Hank Hargrave, The Normangee Star.
Five regional presidents and five regional vice presidents complete the board. Regional presidents include: Susan Reeves, Mount Vernon Optic-Herald, North & East Texas Press Association; Amanda Rogers, The Canyon News, Panhandle Press Association; Jason Jarrett, Westlake Picayune, South Texas Press Association; Chad Ferguson, The Banner Press Newspaper, Texas Gulf Coast Press Association; and Mark Engebretson, Lake Country Sun, West Texas Press Association.
Regional vice presidents include: Mark Engebretson, Lake Country Sun, North & East Texas Press Association; Wanda Brooks, Moore County News, Panhandle Press Association; Cyndy Slovak-Barton, Hays Free Press, South Texas Press Association; Murray Judson, Port Aransas South Jetty, Texas Gulf Coast Press Association; and Lisa Davis, Wise County Messenger, West Texas Press Association.