Board of Directors
Paulette Brown-Hinds is publisher of the Black Voice News and managing partner of BPC MediaWorks, which she founded in 2004.
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.
Secretary Treasurer /
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.
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.
Effective January 28, 2020
Arturo Carmona has been senior adviser at ImpreMedia’s La Opinión in Los Angeles since October 2017.
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 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 has been publisher of Monterey County Weekly since 2001 and has been with the newspaper since joining it as director of operations in 1999.
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 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 is publisher of The Mountain Democrat in Placerville and chief operating officer for its owner, McNaughton Newspapers.
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 has been co-publisher of the Tracy Press since 2012. He was CNPA president in 2005.
Norb Garrett is publisher of Picket Fence Media’s San Clemente Times, Dana Point Times and The Capistrano Dispatch.
Jeff Glasser is vice president and senior counsel for the Los Angeles Times. Glasser chairs the CNPA Governmental Affairs Committee.
Craig Harrington is publisher of The Intermountain News in Burney, Shasta County. He was CNPA president in 2000.
Bill Johnson is publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly and CEO of Embarcadero Media. He was CNPA president in 2017-18.
Deitra Kenoly has been president and publisher of The Record in Stockton since October 2017.
Julie Makinen is executive editor of The Desert Sun in Palm Springs and Gannett’s state editor.
Jack Mitchell is publisher of the Ledger Dispatch in Jackson, Amador County.
Steve Nakutin has been general manager of Gannett’s Daily Press in Victorville since September 2019.
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 is president and publisher of The Sacramento Bee and McClatchy’s West regional publisher.