Board of Directors
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.
President Elect Paulette Brown-Hinds is publisher of the Black Voice News and managing partner of BPC MediaWorks, which she founded in 2004.
Vice President / Secretary-Treasurer
Vice President / Secretary-Treasurer Chuck Champion, vice president of Community Affairs at Acorn Newspapers in Agoura Hills, is a former president and publisher of the Santa Clarita Valley Signal.
Immediate Past President
Immediate Past President Bill Johnson is publisher of the Palo Alto Weekly and CEO of Embarcadero Media.
Bill Brehm Jr.
Bill Brehm Jr. has been president at Brehm Communications Inc. since 1995. He has served as general manager or publisher at several BCI publications.
Toebe Bush is vice president of operations for Century Group Newspapers and publisher of the Record Gazette in Banning and Yucaipa/Calimesa News Mirror.
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.
Jeff Glasser is vice president and senior counsel for the Los Angeles Times. Glasser chairs the CNPA Governmental Affairs Committee.
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.
Craig Harrington is publisher of The Intermountain News in Burney, Shasta County. He was CNPA president in 2000.
Pluria Marshall Jr.
Pluria Marshall Jr. is group publisher of Los Angeles Wave Publications Group, composed of 10 community newspapers.
Carin Salter has been publisher of the weekly San Marino Tribune in Los Angeles County since September 2015.
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 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 is publisher of the Manteca Bulletin and group publisher of its adjacent weeklies operated by Morris Multimedia Inc.
Gary Wortel is the publisher of The Sacramento Bee.