Board of Directors

Molly Willmott, Memphis Flyer
John Heaston, The Reader
Vice President
Graham Jarrett, Orlando Weekly
Liz Franklin, Austin Chronicle
Blair Barna, Charleston City Paper
Immediate Past President
Carrie Simison, Colorado Springs Indy
Convention Chair
Elizabeth Jones, Nashville Scene
Design Chair
Justin Rushing, Memphis Flyer
Diversity Chair
Jeffrey Billman, INDY Week
Editorial Chair
Bradley Zeve, Monterey County Weekly
Free Speech Chair
Cassidy Frazier, Austin Chronicle
Marketing Chair
Jimmy Boegle, C.V. Independent
Membership Chair
Eric Norwood, Washington City Paper
Digital Chair
Pete Saltas, Salt Lake City Weekly
Revenue Chair
Alice Klein, NOW Magazine
At Large


Design Committee

The Design Committee advises on design programming for AAN conferences.

Chair: Elizabeth Jones (Nashville Scene)

Committee Members: Derek Carlisle (Salt Lake City Weekly), Don Eggert (Seven Days), Kelsey Hawes (Boise Weekly), Megan Packard-Hillegas (Santa Barbara Independent)

Digital Committee

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

Chair: Eric Norwood (Washington City Paper)

Committee Members: Reed Benjamin (INDY Week), Anthony Hecht (The Stranger), Graham Jarrett (Orlando Weekly), 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: Jeffrey Billman (INDY Week)

Committee Members: Caitlin Rockett, (Boulder Weekly), Jimmy Boegle (Coachella Valley Independent), Chuck Strouse (Miami New Times)

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)

Committee Members: Kevin Goldberg (Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth),  Jason Zaragoza (AAN), Molly Willmott (Memphis Flyer)

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), Brandi Rivera (Santa Barbara Independent), Kyle Shaw (The Coast), Matthew Steele (Little Village), Fran Zankowski (Boulder Weekly)

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: Pete Saltas (Salt Lake City Weekly)

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