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NAMers in the News

NAMers in Washington, DC, for the annual Legislative Conference

The Director Q&A:
David Thompson

David T. Thompson is a Hall of Famer who is fortunate to be alive.

The executive director of the Kentucky Press Association also is eloquent in his advocacy for newspapers — especially his all-in members — but realistic about the challenges and pace of change.

Talking with him about his impressive career leaves the solid impression he’s seen it all.

And this: You can’t find a better cheerleader for the Newspaper Association Managers.

In agreeing to participate, Thompson called it an honor to be featured in this month’s Executive Director Q&A.



Craven to lead Illinois Press Association

One familiar face at the Illinois Press Association is retiring and another will succeed him.

IPA Board of Directors Chairman Don Bricker today announced that Sam Fisher is retiring as the organization’s president and CEO, effective Sept. 1. Fisher has been the IPA’s leader since 2017.

Bricker also announced that the IPA Board has voted to appoint Donald M. Craven, longtime legal adviser to IPA membership, to be the next president and CEO. Craven has provided legal counsel to members of the IPA and Illinois Press Foundation for nearly four decades. He was interim president and CEO of the IPA from 2009 to 2010, and again in 2017 until Fisher was named to the position.

“I look forward to leading the great staff at the Association and Foundation,” Craven said. “The staff is a relatively small group, much smaller than in the past, but to call them talented is an understatement. They know their jobs, they know the membership, and they know (and like) each other.




Madden, Savely promoted to co-execs
of South Carolina Press Association

The S.C. Press Association Executive Committee named Jen Madden and Randall Savely Co-Executive Directors of the Press Association, effective July 23 when Bill Rogers officially retires.

Jen and Randall have a long-standing working relationship with the complementary skills and knowledge needed to successfully lead the organization. Both noted they’re excited to continue to work together for the good of the Association and our industry.

Jen will continue in her role as Chief Officer for Programs and Membership and will be responsible for member services, contests, training, events, communications, open government matters and lobbying. She will also serve as Secretary of the SCPA Foundation.

Randall will continue to serve as Chief Operating Officer, with daily responsibilities for advertising, finance and operations.

“I think the Board made a great decision in hiring Jen and Randall. They’ve both been here for more than a decade and are dedicated to serving our members,” outgoing Executive Director Bill Rogers said. “This is a rare instance where naming Co-Executive Directors was the way to go.”







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