KPA Board of Directors

  • Travis Mounts

    President

    Travis Mounts is managing editor and co-owner of Times-Sentinel Newspapers, based in Sedgwick and Sumner counties. His day-to-day responsibilities include supervising news and production efforts for three weekly newspapers, two monthly newspapers and several specialty publications.

  • Joey Young

    First Vice President

    Joey Young is the owner of Kansas Publishing Ventures, a company that directs the publication of three weekly newspapers, The Clarion, Newton Now 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...

  • Robin Clasen Wunderlich

    Treasurer

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

  • Andy Taylor

    Past President

    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.

  • Marcus Ashlock

    Southwest District Director

    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 & Mass Communication.

  • Nickole Byers

    Nickole Byers

    Northwest District Director

    Nickole Byers has been with Main Street Media, a company of 34 weekly newspapers spread throughout Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, since July 2003. She started in the Ellis Review newspaper office as a typesetter and is currently the editor of the Ellis Review and also of the Western Kansas World...

  • Mary Hoisington

    At-Large Director

    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.

  • Jason Jump

    Nondaily Membership Director

    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.

  • Tomari Quinn

    Treasurer

    Tomari Quinn is GateHouse Media's VP of Consumer Marketing and operates out of the Topeka Capital-Journal newsroom. She coordinates coverage of news for GateHouse's 19 Kansas daily and nondaily properties. Previously, she was editor and vice president of audience for the Capital-Journal, managing...

  • David Allen Seaton

    David Allen Seaton

    Southeast District Director

    David Allen Seaton is president of Winfield Publishing Co., Inc., and publisher of The Cowley CourierTraveler and Newkirk (Okla.) Herald Journal. The company is part of the Seaton publishing group that includes eight newspapers in the central United States.

  • Ned Seaton

    Northeast District Director

    Ned Seaton was raised in Manhattan, Kan., where he started as a paper carrier for The Mercury in 5th grade. He graduated in 1986 from Manhattan High School, where he was the editor of the school newspaper, The Mentor. He graduated in 1990 with honors from Harvard, then began a career as a reporter.

  • Jeff Cott

    Legislative Director

    Jeff Cott is publisher of the Derby Weekly Informer, a second generation Kansas newspaper publisher and the newest member of the Kansas Press Association Board of Directors. He will serve as legislative director following his appointment by KPA president Travis Mounts. He succeeds Dena Sattler,...

  • Chad Lawhorn

    Daily Membership Director

    Chad Lawhorn, editor and publisher of the Lawrence Journal-World, is the newest member of the Kansas Press Association Board of Directors and will serve as daily director. At the Journal-World, Lawhorn succeeded Scott Stanford, who accepted a promotion to Fort Wayne, Ind., within the Ogden...