The Society for News Design » 424 E. Central Blvd. Suite 406, Orlando, FL 32801 » (407) 420-7748 | (407) 420-7697 fax. For news about the Society, SNDMakes and other programs and events, follow SND on Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo or Facebook and consider supporting programs like this one by becoming a member. As of Jan. 1, 2016, below find the full list of SND elected officers and appointed directors, committee chairs, program directors. Last updated March 25, 2016.


Officers Staff Regional directors Program directors


Board of Directors

The business of the Society is governed by its Board of Directors. Each are dues-paying members of the Society, and either elected officers (President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, immediate Past President) or appointed directors (Regional and Program). The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors consists of the officers, executive director, one regional director, one program director and three appointees from the Media/Journalism community at large, not necessarily SND members.

Board member responsibilities and accountabilities: Ultimate responsibility for the association rests with the Board of Directors. The responsibility is recognized by state and federal laws; legally, the Board is responsible for the activities, employees and fiscal integrity of the association. The appropriate role of the Board is to set policies that will ensure it fulfills its legal and professional responsibilities to the association. The Board should set the tone for dynamic and aggressive leadership within the association. Specific responsibility areas include:
• Ensuring membership needs are met;
• Approving and evaluating all the programs and activities of the association;
• Planning the future direction of the association;
• Establishing broad policies to guide the operation of the association;
• Selecting and hiring the chief staff executive and monitoring and evaluating the staff executive’s performance;
• and, Setting financial objectives and monitoring their achievement.


Executive Committee10 members, mix of elected and appointed: Consists of the elected officers, the executive director, the past-president, a representative from the program directors (elected annually from the group), a representative from the regional directors (elected annually from the group) and three at-large members, one of whom has traditionally been the International Relations Director.

Duties of the Executive Committee: Sets agendas for semi-annual board meetings and to handle any contracts and evaluations of staff members

Current committee:
• Douglas Okasaki, current President
• Tyson Evans, current Vice President
• Paige Connor, current Secretary/Treasurer
• Sara Quinn, Immediate Past-President
• Gustavo Lo Valvo, Regions representative
• Vacant, Programs representative
• Stephen Komives, Executive Director
At large: Cristóbal Edwards
At large: Jennifer George-Palilonis
At large: Vacant


Officers Staff Regional directors Program directors


OfficersOne-year terms, elected

Douglas Okasaki, Twitter
 PresidentDouglas Okasaki
Senior Designer,  Gulf News
971-050-257-1639 » [email protected] » @dokasaki
Duties of the President: Preside over meetings of the Board of Directors; serve as chair of the Executive Committee; monitor and control implementation of policies of the Society; make such Director or Officer appointments as are necessary during the term of office; supervise the Executive Director.


Tyson Evans, Twitter
Vice PresidentTyson Evans
Editor for Newsroom Strategy, The New York Times
[email protected] » @tysone

Duties of the Vice President: Discharge duties of the President in the absence or inability of the President to act; supervise the Program Directors; coordinate closely with the President and serve as “President-Elect” during the last quarter of the President’s term in office; other duties as assigned by President. Member of Executive Committee. Also serves as Chairman, SND Foundation.


Secretary/Treasurer— Paige Connor
Product Manager at CQ Roll Call

[email protected]   @paigekconnor

Duties of the Secretary/Treasurer: Oversee all financial matters of the Society; issue timely reports of financial status to the Board of Directors and other authorized representatives; oversee and aid in the preparation of the annual budget; other duties as assigned by President. Also serves as Treasurer, SND Foundation. Also, supervise the publications of SND through the Publications Director. Member of Executive Committee. Keep minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and annual and special meetings; ensure issuance of minutes to Board of Directors and other authorized representatives in a timely fashion after the meetings.

Sara Quinn, Twitter
Immediate Past PresidentSara Quinn
R.M. Seaton Professional Journalism Chair, Kansas State University
(727) 366-0128 » [email protected] » @saraquinn
Duties of the Immediate Past President: Serve as chair of an ad-hoc Nominating Committee, which usually selects two candidates for the office of Secretary/Treasurer. Advise the President on matters of continuing importance (which overlap from term to term); other duties as assigned by President. Chair of the Past President Advisory Committee. Member of Executive Committee.


Officers Staff Regional directors Program directors


Full-time staff

Stephen Komives, Twitter
Executive DirectorStephen Komives

[email protected] » @skomives
Duties of the Executive Director: Serves as the Society’s chief administrative officer, and for the purposes of managing the corporation day-to-day, be considered the Corporate Secretary. The executive director is responsible to the Executive Committee, and shall confer regularly with the Society’s members on all matters of Society policy, and on major matters of the Society’s operations.


Officers Staff Regional directors Program directors


Regional DirectorsTwo-year terms, appointed

SND Regions Map 101615

Region 1 — U.S. and Canada

Kyle Ellis (2018)
Consultant for American City Business Journals
120 W. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Email: Kyle Ellis


Region 11 — Mexico + Central America

Alexandro Medrano (2018)
Innovation and Strategic Planning Director for Grupo Imagen
Bucareli No. 1, Col. Centro C.P. 06600 México
Email: Alexandro Medrano


Region 12 — South America

Gustavo Lo Valvo (2019)
Design Director, Clarín
Tacuari 1846, 1140 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Email: 
Gustavo Lo Valvo


Region 13 — SND/Scandinavia

Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Fleming Hvidtfeldt (as long as SND/S president)
BLM, Berlingske Media
45 20911752
Email: Flemming Hvidtfeldt


Region 14 — SND/Mediterranean

Includes: Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey

Javier Errea (as long as SND/España president)
Principal, Javier Errea Comunicación
Parque Empresarial Ansoáin, Larrazko 93. Oficina 201
31013 Ansoáin, Navarra
Email: Javier Errea


Region 15 — Western Europe

Vacant


Region 16 — SND/Dach (German-speaking countries)

Stefan Knapp (as long as SND-Dach president)
DIPL Designer, Design Consulting
Laubestrasse 24, D-60594
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Email: 
Stefan Knapp


Region 17 — Russia (and Russian-language newspapers)

Fyodor Shumilov (2017)
Founder, ‘Parovoz,’ infographic studio
Ul. Odoevskogo, 28, apt. 292
Saint Petersburg 199155 Russia
+7 (921) 934-5581
Email: Fyodor Shumilov
Twitter: @f_shumilov


Region 18 — SND/France

Includes: France, Belgium

Melina Zerbib (2017)
Digital Design Director, Le Monde
80 bd Auguste Blanqui
75013 Paris, France
Email : [email protected]
Twitter : @melinazerbib


Region 19 — Asia, South-Pacific

Darren Long (2019)
Head of Graphics and Magazine Design
South China Morning Post
Hong Kong
Email: Darren Long


Region 20 — Africa + Middle East

Osama Aljawish (2017)
Senior Designer, Times of Oman/al Shabiba
Muscat, Muscat, Oman 112
Email: Osama Aljawish


Region 21 — SND Chinese

Tian Chi (2017)
Design Editor, China Daily
Central Design Department, 15 Huixin Dongjie
Beijing, China 100029
Email: Tian Chi


Officers Staff Regional directors Program directors


Three-year terms, appointed

Best of News Design Print Competition

Josh Crutchmer (2017)
Design and Graphics Editor, The Plain Dealer
4800 Tiedeman Road
Brooklyn, OH  44144
(402) 305-4495
Email: Josh Crutchmer
Twitter: @jcrutchmer


39th Edition Competition Coordinator

Chris Rukan (2018)
Art Director at the Washington Post
Email: Chris Rukan


Annual Book

Steve Layton
Lecturer, University of Indiana
Bloomington, IN
Email: Steve Layton


Best of Digital Design

Ryan Sparrow (2017)
Instructor, Ball State University
Art & Journalism Building, 300
Muncie, IN  47306
(765) 285-3560
Email: Ryan Sparrow


International Relations

Cristóbal Edwards (2017)
Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s school of journalism
Santiago, Chile
Email: Cristóbal Edwards


Training

Chris Courtney (2017)
Chicago, IL
Email: Chris Courtney
Twitter: @designhawg


Technology Director

Miranda Mulligan (2017)
Washington D.C. and Miwaukee, WI
Email: Miranda Mulligan
Twitter: @jmm


Design Director

Jon Wile (2017)
Creative Director, American City Business Journals
120 W. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28202
704-973-1055
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @ACBJdesign, @worldwidewile


Outreach Director

Aviva Loeb (2019)
Digital Designer, The Washington Post
77 K St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Email: [email protected]


 Print Publications Director

Adonis Durado (2019)
Muscat Media Group SAOC PO Box 770, Postal Code 112,
Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman.
Email: Adonis Durado


Snd.org Editor

Greicy Mella (2019)
Designer at the New York Daily News
Email: Greicy Mella

Snd.org Contributor

Todd Johnson
Visual journalist at the San Francisco Business Times
Email: Todd Johnson


Education Director: U.S.

Darren A. Sanefski (2019)
Assistant Professor of Multiple Platform Journalism,
The Meek School of Journalism and New Media
Rm. 225 Farley Hall, 1 Grove Loop, University of Mississippi,
University, MS 38677
(315) 247-2358
Email: Darren A. Sanefski
Twitter: @dsanefski


Education Director: Non-U.S.

H. Michael Stoll (2017)
Professor/Information Design
Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, 
Friedberger Strabe 2, D 86161
Augsburg, Germany
49 821 55862413
Email: Michael Stoll


Diversity Director

Ramla Mahmood (2017)
Designer, product team at Vox Media
Email: Ramla Mahmood
Twitter:@ramoved


Annual Workshop Chairs

2017: Charlotte, NC

SND Charlotte
Jon Wile, Kyle Ellis, Steve Dorsey
Email: Jon Wile
Email: 
Kyle Ellis
Email: 
Steve Dorsey


SND Foundation

President, SND Foundation

Tracy Collins
Director, Gannett Phoenix Design Studio
4129 E. Pinon Way
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(602) 444-8094
Email: Tracy Collins