KPA Board of Directors

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Sarah Kessinger

President -- Marysville Advocate -- Email

Raised in a newspaper family, she studied journalism and Spanish at Kansas State University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1987. She earned a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of Kansas in 1989 and has worked in newsrooms ever since.

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M. Olaf Frandsen

First Vice 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

Second 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

Treasurer -- 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.

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Susan Lynn

Past President -- Iola Register -- Email

Susan Lynn extends her family’s tradition with The Iola Register into a fourth generation. Susan took the helm from her father, Emerson E. Lynn, in 2000. Emerson continued to write editorials for The Register until a few months before his death in April 2013.

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Peter Cook

Southeast District Director -- Parsons Sun -- Email

Peter Cook is publisher of the Parsons Sun and in that capacity also serves as advertising director for the Parsons Sun and its sister newspaper, The Chanute Tribune.

Before moving to Parsons in 2011, Cook was general manager of the Elkin Tribune in Elkin, NC.

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Mary Hoisington

Daily Membership 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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Tim Kellenberger

Northeast District Director -- Sabetha Herald -- Email

Timmy W. Kellenberger was born in Horton on July 22, 1959, and lived on the family farm just north of Fairview for five years before moving into Sabetha to attend school.

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Denice Kuhns

Southwest District Director -- Meade County News, Clark County Gazette -- Email

Denice Kuhns and her husband, Tom, publish the Meade County News in Meade and the Clark County Gazette in Ashland.

Travis Mounts

Travis Mounts

Non-Daily Membership Director -- Times-Sentinel Newspapers   Email

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

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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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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...