Board and Officers

OFFICERS FOR 2018-19

Officers of the Central Ohio SPJ for the 2018-2019 programming year are:

  • President: Garth Bishop, content writer, ForeFront Web; contributing editor, CityScene Media Group
  • First Vice President (programming): Mikel Livingston, Statehouse reporter, Gongwer News Service
  • Second Vice President (membership): Mark Ferenchik, urban, neighborhood and development issues reporter, The Columbus Dispatch 
  • Secretary: Mary Ann Edwards, retired editorial writer, The Columbus Dispatch
  • Treasurer: Susan Post, editor, The Metropreneur; reporter, Columbus Underground; social media specialist

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 2019-20 Directors are:

Elected in 2019 – to serve 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22
  • Lisa Benton, MD, contributing writer, Columbus African American News Journal
  • Tiffany Latta, digital content producer, NBC-4
  • Mikel Livingston, Statehouse reporter, Gongwer News Service
  • Tristan Navera, staff reporter, Columbus Business First
Elected in 2018 – to serve 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-2021
  • Sarah Mills Bacha, president, SMB Communications
  • Mark Ferenchik, urban, neighborhood and development issues reporter, The Columbus Dispatch 
  • Carol Ann Lease, retired Metro editor, The Columbus Dispatch
  • Susan Post, editor, The Metropreneur; reporter, Columbus Underground; social media specialist
Elected in 2017 – to serve 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-2020
  • Garth Bishop, content writer, ForeFront Web; contributing editor, CityScene Media Group (*Appointed in January 2018 to fill the unexpired term of Karen Kasler)
  • Mary Ann Edwards, retired editorial writer, The Columbus Dispatch
  • Julanne Hohbach, editor, Columbus Parent
  • Hillary Warren, professor of communication, Otterbein University (*Appointed in April 2019 to fill the unexpired term of Joe Meyer)