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NAM members in Montreal for the 2019 Annual Conference.

NAMers in the News

NAMers in Washington, DC, for the annual Legislative Conference

On retirement, Beermann feted
with NAM Lifetime Membership

Allen J. Beerman (left), longtime executive director of the Nebraska Press Association was presented with a Lifestime Membership in NAM at the group's annual Legislative Conference in Rosslyn, Va., Dec. 9, 2019. Beermann, who served as Nebraska's Secretary of State prior to joining the press association, will retire in early 2020. The presentation was made by NAM Past President David Thompson, executive director of the Kentucky Press Association.

DeRossett to take reins of Nebraska Press Association

Dennis DeRossett, a career newspaper executive, will rejoin the Nebraska Press Association as executive director.

“I am excited to be returning to Nebraska and to be working with such an important organization as the Nebraska Press Association,” DeRossett said in a news release.

DeRossett replaces Allen Beermann, who is retiring after 25 years at the helm of the organization including the state's newspapers.

DeRossett, of Springfield, Illinois, served as president and chief executive officer of the Illinois Press Association from 2010-17 and currently works with Grimes, McGovern & Associates, a media mergers and acquisition advisory firm.



America's Newspapers succeeds Inland,
SNPA; Ridings named first chief executive

America’s Newspapers, the newly launched and largest newspaper association of its kind, announced Dean Ridings will be its chief executive officer, effective Nov. 11.


Ridings served for two decades as president and CEO of the Florida Press Association. He managed five state media associations and Intersect Media Solutions, a $40 million for-profit enterprise providing marketing research and media solutions to regional and national clients. He also initiated new forums and events, most notably hosting debates for state and national level political office.


“It’s a true honor to be joining America’s Newspapers,” Ridings said. “This association has a legendary foundation and a clear mission for the future. Newspapers are vital to our democracy and our communities. I’m excited to begin working with our passionate and engaged member newspapers.” 



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