Chapel Hill, N.C. — Members of the North Carolina Press Association elected Goldsboro News-Argus publisher Hal Tanner III as its president for 2012-13 during the 139th annual meeting of the organization.
Tanner III currently serves as vice president of NCPA and previously served as secretary-treasurer of North Carolina Press Services. Prior to becoming the publisher of The Goldsboro News-Argus, he served as its general manager for 10 years. His term as president of NCPA and NCPS begins Aug. 1.
In addition, Les High was elected vice president of the organization. He currently serves as secretary-treasurer of NCPS. He is the editor of The News Reporter of Whiteville and publisher of The Pender Post in Burgaw.
During the annual meeting, the membership also elected the following to the board of directors for three-year terms:
- Richard Rinehart, regional senior vice president of operations and strategic planning for The News & Observer of Raleigh and The Charlotte Observer.
- Tammy Dunn, editor/general manager of Montgomery Herald of Troy.
- Paul Mauney, publisher of the Times-News of Burlington.
The board of directors approved the appointment of Regina Howard-Glaspie as secretary-treasurer of NCPS, beginning Aug. 1. She is the circulation director of the News & Record of Greensboro and currently serves as secretary-treasurer of NCPA. Appointed as secretary-treasurer of NCPA was Robyn Tomlin, executive editor of the StarNews of Wilmington. She currently serves as a board director.
During the annual meetings of the Associated Dailies of North Carolina and the North Carolina Association of Community Newspapers, elections were conducted for each organization’s president. Betty Ramsey, publisher of the Tryon Daily Bulletin, was elected to head the Associated Dailies. Pat Taylor, advertising director of The Pilot of Southern Pines was chosen as president of the Association of Community Newspapers.
NCPA is one of the oldest newspaper advocacy organizations in the nation. Founded in 1873, it lobbies for newspapers and open government, provides free right-to-know legal advice and access brochures to newspapers and their readers, offers professional development opportunities for members and administers one of the largest editorial contests in the nation.