Board of Directors

Blair Barna, Charleston City Paper
Chuck Strouse, Miami New Times
Vice President
Molly Willmott, Memphis Flyer
Liz Franklin, Austin Chronicle
Sally Freeman, Boise Weekly
Immediate Past President
Chris Ferrell, SouthComm
Convention Chair
Don Eggert, Seven Days
Design Chair
Graham Jarrett, Orlando Weekly
Digital Chair
Jeff von Kaenel, News & Review
Editorial Chair
Bradley Zeve, Monterey County Weekly
Free Speech Chair
Cassidy Frazier, Austin Chronicle
Marketing Chair
Jimmy Boegle, C.V. Independent
Membership Chair
John Heaston, The Reader
Revenue Chair
Alice Klein, NOW Magazine
At Large
Jeffrey Billman, INDY Week
At Large


Design Committee

The Design Committee advises on design programming for AAN conferences.

Chair: Don Eggert (Seven Days)

Committee Members: Derek Carlisle (Salt Lake City Weekly), Kelsey Hawes (Boise Weekly), Elizabeth Jones (Nashville Scene), Megan Packard-Hillegas (Santa Barbara Independent)

Digital Committee

The Digital Committee advises on digital programming for AAN Conferences and on AAN digital initiatives.

Chair: Graham Jarrett (Orlando Weekly)

Committee Members: Reed Benjamin (INDY Week), Drew Bulman (Little Village), Anthony Hecht (The Stranger), Lindsey Millar (Arkansas Times), Sam Spence (Charleston City Paper)

Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee is responsible for developing editorial programming for AAN conferences; oversight of the AAN Awards; and anything else that relates to the concerns of AAN editorial staff.

Chair: Jeff von Kaenel (News & Review)

Committee Members: Jimmy Boegle (Coachella Valley Independent), Patricia Calhoun (Westword), Debbie Michaud (Creative Loafing Atlanta)

Free Speech Committee

The mission of the Free Speech Committee is to create a forum for AAN members to learn and collaborate about current free speech issues facing the organization and individual members, and to advocate for open government and the protection of free speech, wherever possible. The committee also helps organize an annual Free Speech lunch at the annual AAN conference.

Chair: Bradley Zeve (Monterey County Weekly)

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee is responsible for developing AAN marketing plans and programming.

Chair: Cassidy Frazier, Austin Chronicle

Committee Members: Carrie Simison (Colorado Springs Independent)

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing the applications of applying papers and reporting to AAN members on their suitability for membership in the association.

Chair: Jimmy Boegle (Coachella Valley Independent)

Committee Members: Pamela Polston (Seven Days), Kyle Shaw (The Coast)

Revenue Committee

The Revenue Committee is responsible for all advertising and marketing programming for AAN conferences and all other services that relate to the concerns of AAN sales and marketing staff.

Chair: John Heaston (The Reader)

Committee Members: Lara Fischer (San Antonio Current), Jeanne Foster (Gambit), Cassidy Frazier (Austin Chronicle), Colby Roberts (Seven Days), Lori Collier Waran (Style Weekly)