Board of Directors

Officers

Paulette Brown Hinds

President

President Paulette Brown-Hinds is publisher of the Black Voice News and managing partner of BPC MediaWorks, which she founded in 2004.

Chuck Champion

President Elect

President Elect Chuck Champion is president and publisher at Gavilan Media Group, which publishes the San Marino Tribune, South Pasadena Review and The Quarterly Magazine. He is a former president and publisher of the Santa Clarita Valley Signal.

Simon Grieve

Secretary Treasurer/Vice President

Secretary Treasurer/Vice President Simon Grieve is publisher of Southern California News Group’s weekly Gazette Newspapers in Long Beach, The Beach Reporter in Hermosa Beach and Palos Verdes Peninsula News.

LANG Publisher Ron Hasse 3/2016

Immediate Past President

Immediate Past President Ron Hasse leads the Southern California News Group as publisher and president. Ron joined SCNG in October 2009, at the time known as the Los Angeles News Group, after serving for four years as the director of sales and marketing at the Los Angeles Times.

Directors

Toebe Bush

Toebe Bush

Toebe Bush is president and CEO of Century Group Newspapers and publisher of The Yucaipa/Calimesa News Mirror.

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Emily Charrier

Emily Charrier is publisher of Sonoma Media Investments’ Petaluma Argus-Courier and Sonoma Index-Tribune. She is a former managing editor of The Argus-Courier and a former reporter at The Index-Tribune.

Becky Clark

Becky Clark

Becky Clark is editor, publisher, president and CEO of the Idyllwild Town Crier in Riverside County. She has been with The Town Crier since 1984.

Erik Cushman

Erik Cushman

Erik Cushman has been publisher of Monterey County Weekly since 2001 and has been with the newspaper since joining it as director of operations in 1999.

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John Diaz

John Diaz has been editorial opinion editor at Hearst’s San Francisco Chronicle since 1990. Previously, he was assistant city editor and East Bay Bureau chief.

Dean Eckenroth

Dean Eckenroth

Dean Eckenroth is publisher of the Coronado Eagle & Journal and president of Eagle Newspapers, which also includes the Imperial Beach Eagle & Times. He was CNPA president in 2015.

Richard Esposito

Richard Esposito

Richard Esposito is publisher of The Mountain Democrat in Placerville and chief operating officer for its owner, McNaughton Newspapers.

Steve Falk

Steve Falk

Steve Falk is CEO of Sonoma Media Investments LLC, owner of the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Petaluma Argus-Courier and Sonoma Index-Tribune.

Will Fleet

Will Fleet

Will Fleet has been co-publisher of the Tracy Press since 2012. He was CNPA president in 2005.

Jeff Glasser

Jeff Glasser

Jeff Glasser is vice president and senior counsel for the Los Angeles Times. Glasser chairs the CNPA Governmental Affairs Committee.

Craig Harrington

Craig Harrington

Craig Harrington is publisher of The Intermountain News in Burney, Shasta County. He was CNPA president in 2000.

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson is publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly and CEO of Embarcadero Media. He was CNPA president in 2017-18.

Pluria Marshall Jr.

Pluria Marshall Jr.

Pluria Marshall Jr. is group publisher of Los Angeles Wave Publications Group, composed of 10 community newspapers.

Carin Salter

Carin Salter

Carin Salter has been co-owner of the weekly San Marino Tribune in Los Angeles County since September 2015.

Cynthia Schur

Cynthia Schur

Cynthia Schur has been publisher of the Santa Maria Times and other Lee Central Coast Newspapers since 2003. Schur was CNPA president in 2012-13.

Mike Taborski

Mike Taborski

Mike Taborski is publisher of the Feather River Bulletin in Quincy and president of Feather Publishing’s Chester Progressive, Indian Valley Record (Greenville), Portola Reporter and Lassen County Times (Susanville).

Hank Vander Veen

Hank Vander Veen

Hank Vander Veen is publisher of the Manteca Bulletin and group publisher of its adjacent weeklies operated by Morris Multimedia Inc.

Gary Wortel

Gary Wortel

Gary Wortel is president and publisher of The Sacramento Bee and McClatchy’s West regional publisher.