Simon Grieve, a CNPA director since 2015, is the association’s new president as of March 11.

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Chuck Champion has resigned as CNPA president and is serving as interim executive director at CNPA.

Grieve was the CNPA Board of Directors’ vice president/secretary-treasurer in 2019 and then president-elect.

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. Before becoming publisher in 2007, he was the Gazettes’ marketing manager. Previously, he had been an account manager for a London advertising agency.

Tom Newton, CNPA’s executive director since 2011 and with CNPA since 1990, departed last week and will consult for the leadership.

The CNPA Board of Directors continues to oversee a succession strategy.