KPA Board of Directors

  • Joey Young


    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

    First Vice President

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

  • David Allen Seaton

    David Allen Seaton

    Second Vice President /Treasurer

    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.

  • Travis Mounts

    Past 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.

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Alicia Paul

    Northeast District Director

    Alicia Paul, director of communications for the Flint Hills Media Group, is serving her first full term as the Northeast District Director. After obtaining her degree in business management from Cloud County Community College in 2015, Paul started her career in the newspaper industry as an...

  • Tim Stauffer

    Southeast District Director

    Tim Stauffer is the managing editor of The Iola Register. He is the fifth generation in his family to work for the daily newspaper, located in southeast Kansas. Before working for The Register, Tim taught English at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas. He earned his master’s degree in...