John Heaston, The ReaderPresident
Graham Jarrett, Orlando WeeklyVice President
Duc Luu, Washington City PaperSecretary
Kimberly Griffin, Jackson Free PressTreasurer
John Loftus, DigBostonConvention Chair
Elizabeth Jones, Nashville SceneDesign Chair
Anna Zussman, Willamette WeekDigital Chair
Justin Rushing, The Daily MemphianDiversity Chair
Chris Faraone, Dig BostonEditorial Chair
Berl Schwartz, City Pulse (Lansing MI)Free Speech Chair
Cassidy Frazier, Austin ChronicleMarketing Chair
Jimmy Boegle, C.V. IndependentMembership Chair
Stephanie Carey, The Pitch KCRevenue Chair
Brandi Rivera, Santa Barbara IndependentAt-Large
The Design Committee advises on design programming for AAN conferences.
Chair: Elizabeth Jones (Nashville Scene)
Committee Members: Don Eggert (Seven Days), Ryan Williamson (CITY News)
The Digital Committee advises on digital programming for AAN Conferences and on AAN digital initiatives.
Chair: Alice Klein (NOW Toronto)
Committee Members: Reed Benjamin (INDY Week), Anthony Hecht (The Stranger), Lindsey Millar (Arkansas Times), Sam Spence (Charleston City Paper)
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), Jason Pramas (DigBoston), Chuck Strouse (Miami New Times), Matthew Schniper (Colorado Springs Independent)
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: Enrique Limon (Salt Lake City Weekly)
Committee Members: Kevin Goldberg (Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth), Jason Zaragoza (AAN), Molly Willmott (Memphis Flyer)
The Marketing Committee is responsible for developing AAN marketing plans and programming.
Chair: Cassidy Frazier, Austin Chronicle
Committee Members: Carrie Simison (Colorado Springs Independent)
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)
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: Stephanie Carey (The Pitch KC)
Committee Members: Lara Fischer (San Antonio Current), Cassidy Frazier (Austin Chronicle), John Heaston (The Reader), Colby Roberts (Seven Days)