Board and Officers

OFFICERS FOR 2018-19

Officers of the Central Ohio SPJ for the 2020-2021 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, associate editor, Columbus Underground; editor, The Metropreneur

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 2020-21 Directors are:

Elected in 2020 – to serve 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23
  • Garth Bishop, content writer, ForeFront Web; contributing editor, CityScene Media Group
  • Hayleigh Colombo, staff reporter, Columbus Business First
  • Mary Ann Edwards, retired editorial writer, The Columbus Dispatch
  • Julanne Hohbach, editor, Columbus Parent
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, associate editor, Columbus Underground; editor, The Metropreneur