Cloves Campbell, Jr., chairman of the NNPA
Cloves Campbell, Jr.

Cloves Campbell, Jr.

NASHVILLE (NNPA) – Cloves Campbell, Jr., publisher of the Arizona Informant, was re-elected to a second term as chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the NNPA’s annual convention here. The voting took place on Friday, near the conclusion of the association’s 4-day convention.

“I am honored that my colleagues have chosen to give me another term as chairman,” said Campbell, head of a federation of nearly 200 newspapers with a combined readership of more than 19 million. “It was a strong vote of confidence for our leadership team as we embark on a strategy that includes collaborating with other organizations, forming new partnerships and inviting a new generation of readers to step into the ever evolving world of the Black Press.”

The other officers are:

First Vice Chair: Mollie Finch Belt, Dallas Examiner

Second Vice President: John B. Smith, Sr., Atlanta Inquirer

Secretary: Natalie Cole, Our Weekly

Treasurer: Lenora Alexander, Denver Weekly News

Other board members elected were:
At-Large – Denise Rolark Barnes, Washington Informer
At-Large – Karen Carter Richards, Houston Forward Times

Elected from the regions were:

Region I – Miatta Smith, New York Beacon
Rod Doss, New Pittsburgh Courier

Region II – Bobby R. Henry, Sr. Westside Gazette
Mary Alice Thatch, Wilmington Journal

Region III – Hiram Jackson, Michigan Chronicle
Shannon Williams, Indianapolis Recorder

Region IV – Joycelne Fadojutimi, East Texas Review
Doris Ellis, Houston Sun

Region V- Amelia Ashley-Ward, San Francisco Sun Reporter
Chris B. Bennett, Seattle Medium

NNPA Foundation Board
Thomas H. Watkins, Jr., New York Daily Challenge
Jackie Hampton, Mississippi Link
Mary Denson, Windy City Word
Beverly Stanton McKenna, New Orleans Tribune
Pluria Marshall, Wave Community Newspapers

Continuing to serve as community representatives on the NNPA Foundation Board are:
Ron Busby, U.S. Black Chambers of Commerce
Xernona Clayton, Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc.
Dirck A. Hargraves, Vox Global

Regional presidents elected were:
Region I – Denise Rolark Barnes, Washington Informer
Region II – Fran Farrer, County News
Region III – James R. Crosby, City News
Region IV – Tommy Wyatt, The Villlager
Region V – Peggy Hunt, Tri-County Sentry