KPA Staff and Consultants

The staff and consultants at KPA are here to serve you.

  • Emily Bradbury

    Executive Director

    Emily Bradbury was named KPA’s executive director effective July 30, 2018. She grew up in Haysville, a suburb of Wichita. She graduated from Washburn University in 2000 with a B.A. degree in History. After graduation, Emily spent two years as the executive assistant to former Kansas Secretary of...

  • Judy Beach


    Judy Beach is the accountant for the Kansas Press Association. Judy was born and has lived most of her life in northeast Kansas. Early in her career she taught elementary and junior-high math and science. Her enthusiasm for teaching extends to a love of learning. Her satisfying career has...

  • Amber Jackson

    Advertising Director

    Amber Jackson is the advertising director for the Kansas Press Association. She also is the Sunflower Spelling Bee Coordinator.  Jackson was born in California but was raised on a farm near Augusta. Jackson started working for the Augusta Daily Gazette in 1997 and served as sales director for the...

  • Lori Jackson

    Advertising Administrative Assistant

    Lori Jackson, advertising administrative assistant, joined the Kansas Press Association in September 2010. Prior to that, she worked as an administrative assistant for 12 years in healthcare and government contracting. She is a native Topekan. In high school, she enjoyed being a member of the...

  • Doug Anstaett

    Consultant and Lobbyist

    Doug Anstaett now serves in a part-time capacity as consultant and legislative lobbyist for the Kansas Press Association. He served as executive director from 2004 until July 2018. He is a native Kansan. He grew up in Lyndon, 30 miles south of Topeka, and graduated from Kansas State University in...

  • Max Kautsch

    Legal Hotline Attorney

    Max is a media attorney in private practice. He works in Lawrence and serves as the attorney for KPA’s Legal Hotline. Initial telephone inquiries on matters involving libel, public notice, open records and open meetings are free to KPA member newspapers. He also can be reached by mobile phone at (...

  • Mike Kautsch

    Media Law Consultant

    Mike Kautsch is called on to help KPA with media law issues. He provided game-changing assistance to KPA to get the shield law passed in 2010.