David Dunn-Rankin nominated as president of SNPA for 2015-16

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David Dunn-Rankin, president and publisher of The Sun in Port Charlotte, Fla., will be nominated during the SNPA News Industry Summit to be the next president of SNPA.

SNPA members will elect officers for 2015-16 on Monday afternoon, Oct. 5, in Savannah, Ga.

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In addition to Dunn-Rankin, the following nominations will be made for officers:

  • Chairman: Charles Hill Morris, regional manager, Morris Multimedia, Atlanta, Ga.
  • President-Elect: Christopher Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City. 
  • Treasurer: Les Simpson, publisher of the Amarillo Globe-News in Amarillo, Texas. 

Six directors will be elected to three-year terms:

  • Ricky R. Mathews, president and publisher of The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, as the director from Louisiana.
  • Clay Foster, president, publisher and CEO of Journal Inc., in Tupelo, as the director from Mississippi.
  • David Woronoff, publisher of The Pilot in Southern Pines, as the director from North Carolina.
  • Patrick Birmingham, president and publisher of the Knoxville News Sentinel in Knoxville, as the director from Tennessee.
  • Matthew Gray, senior vice president and general counsel of CNHI, as the new director from Oklahoma to replace Chris Reen. Gray previously represented West Virginia.
  • And, Pat Richardson, president and publisher of The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, as an at-large director.

The Nominating Committee also nominated a new director from West Virginia: Susan Chilton Shumate, the new publisher of the Charleston Gazette-Mail.  She will replace Matthew Gray, who becomes the Oklahoma director.

The other members of the SNPA Board of Directors are:

Read about nominations for SNPA Foundation officers and trustees.

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