Board and Officers

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OFFICERS FOR 2017-18

Officers of the Central Ohio SPJ for the 2017-2018 programming year are:

  • President: Kevin Z. Smith, Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, The Ohio State University
  • First Vice President (programming): Bruce Cadwallader, Franklin County Children Services
  • Second Vice President (membership): Mary Ann Edwards, retired from The Columbus Dispatch
  • Secretary: Doug Buchannan, Columbus Business First 
  • Treasurer: Joe Meyer, Meyer Media LLC

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Central Ohio SPJ Board of Directors consists of 12 members. Directors serve staggered three-year terms, with four directors starting new terms each year.

Our 2017-18 Directors are:

Elected in 2017 – to serve 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-2020
  • Julanne Hohbach, Editor, Columbus Parent
  • Karen Kasler, Statehouse Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio and Television
  • Joe Meyer, Managing Partner, Meyer Media LLC
  • Mary Ann Edwards, Retired, The Columbus Dispatch
Elected in 2016 – to serve 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-2019
  • Doug Buchanan, Managing Editor/Digital, Columbus Business First
  • Spencer Hunt, Lecturer/Director of Student Media for The Lantern for the Ohio State University School of Communications
  • Beth Gianforcaro, Media Relations Liaison, Office of Communications at Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
  • Kevin Z. Smith, Director, Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, The Ohio State University
Elected in 2015 – to serve 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-2018
  • Sarah Mills Bacha, President, SMB Communications
  • Bruce Cadwallader, Community Outreach Director, Franklin County Children’s Services
  • *Mark Ferenchik, The Columbus Dispatch (*Ferechik was appointed April 6, 2017, to fill the unexpired term of Chelsea Castle)
  • *Susan Post, Metropreneur/Columbus Underground (*Post was appointed April 6, 2017, to fill the unexpired term of Thomas Bradley)