Using a grass-roots campaign of meeting delegates face-to-face, a poker-chip size promotional sticker, and a flyer touting his past experience, Bruce Cadwallader of The Columbus Dispatch won the election for national secretary-treasurer at the SPJ National Convention in Las Vegas.
Cadwallader is a past president of the chapter, past regional director and has been serving as chairman of the SPJ National Defense Fund.
The secretary-treasurer is chairman of the finance committee for SPJ’s $1.7 million budget, serves on the 5-member executive committee, and presides as the official recorder for board meetings. It is the first step on the ladder to becoming national president of the society’s 10,000-member organization.
David Carlson, Cox/Palm Beach Post professor of new media journalism at the University of Florida, was installed as president during the groupâ€™s annual convention.
Christine Tatum, a business writer for The Denver Post, was elected as president-elect. She will be installed as president at SPJâ€™s 2006 convention in Chicago.