Steven R. Nixon, executive director of the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, was elected president of Newspaper Association Managers (NAM) during the group’s 96th annual summer conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
New York Press Association Executive Director Michelle K. Rea becomes immediate past president, replacing CNPA Executive Director Tom Newton, who ends his NAM service as an officer and director.
Nixon, who has led the SWNA since 2003, has 16 years in newspaper association experience. Although hailing from New Zealand and involved in agriculture, he was also an owner of a commercial printing plant in Australia for 10 years.
Founded in 1923, NAM is a coalition of state, provincial, regional and national North American trade associations serving the newspaper industry. NAM sponsors and promotes National Newspaper Week, which is coming up Oct. 6-12.