Mounts takes over as KPA president

Posted March 1, 2019

Travis Mounts of Times-Sentinel Newspapers has taken over as Kansas Press Association president following the resignation of Scott Stanford, who has been named president and CEO of Fort Wayne Newspapers in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Stanford, who was publisher of the Lawrence Journal-World, had served on the KPA Board of Directors since 2013 and provided fantastic leadership, industry knowledge and support to the KPA and member newspapers.

As per the bylaws of KPA, first vice president Travis Mounts will serve as the next KPA president.

Travis is the 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.

Mounts earned his B.A. degree in business administration from Northeast Missouri State University. While in college, he was involved in both broadcast and print journalism projects.

Much of his professional career has involved a variety of positions with Times-Sentinel Newspapers. Over the years at TSN, Mounts has worked with the graphics, sales and news departments.

In recent years, he has moved into a management and ownership role at the newspaper group.