KPA Board of Directors

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M. Olaf Frandsen

President -- Salina Journal -- Email

M. Olaf Frandsen is editor and publisher of the Salina Journal. Frandsen had been publisher of the McAllen (Texas) Monitor since late 2002.

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Andy Taylor

First Vice President -- Montgomery County Chronicle -- Email

Andy Taylor is the editor of the Montgomery County Chronicle, a weekly newspaper that serves the the communities of Coffeyville, Caney, Cherryvale and many smaller communities in between.

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Scott Stanford

First Vice President -- Lawrence Journal-World -- Email

Scott Stanford was named general manager for the Media Division of The World Company in Lawrence, Kan. in September 2013.

He has oversight of the Lawrence Journal-World and its affiliated websites, weekly newspapers in Baldwin, Tonganoxie, Bonner Springs and Shawnee, and Sunflower Publishing.

Travis Mounts

Travis Mounts

Treasurer -- Times-Sentinel Newspapers   Email

Mounts is managing editor of Times-Sentinel Newspapers, based in Sedgwick and Sumner counties.

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Sarah Kessinger

Past President -- Marysville Advocate -- Email

Sarah Kessinger is editor of The Marysville Advocate, a weekly covering Marshall County in the northern Flint Hills of Kansas.

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Marcus Ashlock

Southwest District Director -- Syracuse Journal -- Email

Marcus Ashlock, Ph.D., purchased The Syracuse Journal in the fall of 2010 after leaving Kansas State University as an assistant professor of Agricultural Communications & Journalism, as well as a member of the graduate faculty of the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism...

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Zach Ahrens

Northeast District Director -- Topeka Capital-Journal -- Email

Zach Ahrens was named president and publisher of The Topeka Capital-Journal in September 2015, a Morris Publishing Co. newspaper.
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Mary Hoisington

Northwest District Director -- Great Bend Tribune -- Email

Mary Hoisington became publisher of the Great Bend Tribune in 2006 and has spent more than 20 years with the Tribune’s parent company, Morris Multimedia.

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Jason Jump

Nondaily Membership Director -- Kingman Leader-Courier --  Email

Jason Jump is the publisher of the Kingman Leader-Courier, based in Kingman. His day-to-day responsibilities include supervising the Leader-Courier staff, and the operational efforts of the newspaper. Jump also serves as the advertising director and covers both the city and county commissions.
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Dena Sattler

Legislative Director --  The Garden City Telegram   Email

Kansas Press Association Legislative Director Dena Sattler has served as editor-publisher of the Garden City Telegram since April 2004.

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Nick Schwien

Daily Membership Director -- The Hays Daily News -- Email

Nick Schwien, managing editor of The Hays Daily News, is the Daily Membership Director for the Kansas Press Association.

Schwien has been with the HDN for 19 years.

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Robin Clasen Wunderlich

Southeast District Director -- Eureka Herald -- Email

Robin Clasen Wunderlich is editor of The Eureka Herald, a weekly paper covering Greenwood County.

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Joey Young

Central District Director --  The Clarion  Email

Joey Young is the owner of Kansas Publishing Ventures, a company that directs the publication of two weekly newspapers, The Clarion and Hillsboro Free Press, and a quarterly glossy magazine.

He purchased his first newspaper, The Clarion, in June 2012 at the age of 27 and was then the youngest newspaper owner in the state...