Board of Directors

John Heaston, The Reader
Graham Jarrett, Orlando Weekly
Vice President
Duc Luu, Washington City Paper
Kimberly Griffin, Jackson Free Press
John Loftus, DigBoston
Convention Chair
Elizabeth Jones, Nashville Scene
Design Chair
Anna Zussman, Willamette Week
Digital Chair
Justin Rushing, The Daily Memphian
Diversity Chair
Chris Faraone, Dig Boston
Editorial Chair
Berl Schwartz, City Pulse (Lansing MI)
Free Speech Chair
Cassidy Frazier, Austin Chronicle
Marketing Chair
Jimmy Boegle, C.V. Independent
Membership Chair
Stephanie Carey, The Pitch KC
Revenue Chair
Brandi Rivera, Santa Barbara Independent


Design Committee

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)

Digital Committee

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)

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), 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)

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: Stephanie Carey (The Pitch KC)

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