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Cloves Campbell, Jr. Re-Elected Chairman of NNPA
By NNPA Staff
Published July 3, 2013

Cloves Campbell, Jr., publisher of the Arizona Informant, was re-elected to a second term as chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the NNPA’s annual convention. The voting took place last Friday, near the conclusion of the association’s 4-day convention.

 “I am honored that my colleagues have chosen to give me another term as chairman,” said Campbell, head of a federation of nearly 200 newspapers with a combined readership of more than 19 million. “It was a strong vote of confidence for our leadership team as we embark on a strategy that includes collaborating with other organizations, forming new partnerships and inviting a new generation of readers to step into the ever evolving world of the Black Press.”

 The other officers are:

 Mollie Belt

 First Vice Chair: Mollie Finch Belt, Dallas Examiner

 Second Vice President: John B. Smith, Sr., Atlanta Inquirer

 Secretary: Natalie Cole, Our Weekly

Treasurer: Lenora Alexander, Denver Weekly News

Other board members elected were:

 At-Large – Denise Rolark Barnes, Washington Informer

 At-Large – Karen Carter Richards, Houston Forward Times

 Elected from the regions were:

 Region I – Miatta Smith, New York Beacon

 Rod Doss, New Pittsburgh Courier

 Region II – Bobby R. Henry, Sr. Westside Gazette

Mary Alice Thatch, Wilmington Journal

Region III – Hiram Jackson, Michigan Chronicle

 Shannon Williams, Indianapolis Recorder

 Region IV – Joycelne Fadojutimi, East Texas Review

 Doris Ellis, Houston Sun

 Region V- Amelia Ashley-Ward, San Francisco Sun Reporter

 Chris B. Bennett, Seattle Medium

 NNPA Foundation Board

 Thomas H. Watkins, Jr., New York Daily Challenge

 Jackie Hampton, Mississippi Link

 Mary Denson, Windy City Word

 Beverly Stanton McKenna, New Orleans Tribune

 Pluria Marshall, Wave Community Newspapers

 Continuing to serve as community representatives on the NNPA Foundation Board are:

 Ron Busby, U.S. Black Chamber, Inc.

 Xernona Clayton, Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc.

 Dirk A. Hargraves, Vox GlobalRegional presidents elected were:

 Region I – Denise Rolark Barnes, Washington Informer

 Region II – Fran Farrer, County News

 Region III – James R. Crosby, City News

 Region IV – Tommy Wyatt, The Villlager

 Region V – Peggy Hunt, Tri-County Sentry




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