Board of Directors

Graham Jarrett, Orlando Weekly
Jimmy Boegle, Coachella Valley Indep.
Vice President
Brandi Rivera, Santa Barbara Independent
Kimberly Griffin, Jackson Free Press
Anna Zusman, Willamette Week
Digital Chair
Sayaka Matsuoka, Triad City Beat
Diversity Chair
Chris Faraone, Dig Boston
Editorial Chair
Cassidy Frazier, Austin Chronicle
Marketing Chair
Amber Nettles, Chicago Reader
Fran Zankowski, Boulder Weekly
Membership Chair
Ryan Williamson, CITY
Design Chair
Leo Cusimano, Dallas Voice
Convention Chair


Design Committee

The Design Committee advises on design programming for AAN conferences.

Chair: Elizabeth Jones (Nashville Scene)

Digital Committee

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

Chair: Brandi Rivera (Santa Barbara Independent)

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: Chris Faraone (Dig Boston)

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:  vacant

Marketing Committee

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

Chair: Cassidy Frazier, Austin Chronicle

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: vacant

Committee Members: Lara Fischer (San Antonio Current), Cassidy Frazier (Austin Chronicle), John Heaston (The Reader), Colby Roberts (Seven Days)