Farewell, welcome to board members

Linda Chandler

Several changes and re-appointments were made to the HSPA and HSPA Foundation boards of directors during the recent Annual Meetings and Government Conference in Indianapolis.

Linda Chandler, publisher of The Versailles Republican and Osgood Journal, decided to let her term expire on the Foundation board after serving since its inception in 2000.

Neal Ronquist, formerly with Paxton Media Group in Indiana, resigned from the Foundation board ahead of his move to a position with Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. in Traverse City, Mich.

The Foundation board elected Michael J. Christman, president and CEO of Fort Wayne Newspapers and publisher of The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne), and William “B.J.” Riley, CNHI senior vice president and Sun Belt regional manager and publisher of The Tribune Star (Terre Haute), to three-year terms.

Four HSPA board members whose terms where scheduled to expire will continue on the board.

They are:

• John Haley of the Pulaski County Journal (Winamac)

• Robyn McCloskey of the Pharos-Tribune (Logansport) and Kokomo Tribune, vice president of the board

• Jon O’Bannon of The Corydon Democrat, secretary of the board

• Tim Timmons of The Paper of Montgomery County (Crawfordsville) and The Times (Noblesville).