Texas publisher nominated to lead SNPA

Lester T. Simpson, publisher of the Amarillo Globe-News, will be nominated to be the next president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association during the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting.
SNPA members will elect officers for 2017-18 on Monday afternoon, Sept. 11, in Colorado Springs, Colo. 
In addition to Simpson, Leonard Woolsey, president and publisher, Galveston County Daily News, will be nominated to the SNPA board as the director representing Texas.
Other officers for the coming year are:
Chairman Chris Reen, president and publisher, The Oklahoman Media Co., Oklahoma City, Okla.
President-Elect P.J. Browning, president and publisher, The Post and Courier, Charleston, S.C.
Treasurer Patrick Dorsey, president and publisher, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Fla.
Others nominated to the board are:
Tim Prince, president and publisher of the Shelby County Reporter in Columbiana, as the director from Alabama.
Kevin Denny, vice president and general manager, Advance Central Services Southeast, the director from Louisiana.
Matthew Gray, senior vice president/general counsel, Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., the director from Oklahoma.
Terry Jamerson, publisher, The Roanoke Times, the director from Virginia.
Lucy Talley, regional vice president, GateHouse Media, Gastonia, N.C., an at-large director.
Bill Barker, president and publisher, Naples Daily News, Naples, Fla., an at-large director.
SNPA’s mission is to provide a personal network for publishers to find and exchange ideas, solve problems and develop their businesses. Founded in 1903, the association includes more 500 print and digital newspapers and nearly 90 R&D partners that supply goods and services to the newspaper industry.
The SNPA Foundation provides professional development programs for newspaper employees. The Foundation’s newest venture – Online Media Campus – provides high-quality, low-cost web-based programs that help media professionals develop new job skills without leaving their offices.  More than 40 state and regional associations partner with the SNPA Foundation to promote these web-based programs.