About Inland Press

Stay engaged. Find solutions. Move forward.

Those six words define the broad ambition that’s defined Inland for more than 130 years. Through the peaks and troughs of the newspaper industry, through its many re-inventions, Inland has been there to support and sustain newspapers that help grow local business, inform and engage their audiences — and sustain civil society and liberty. Inland relies on its engaged volunteer leaders and a small dedicated professional staff. The industry leaders below stand ready to help media organizations however they can.

Inland Press Association

president
Doug Phares
Sandusky Newspapers, Inc.
President & COO
314 West Market Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-502-2180
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president-elect
Cory Bollinger
Schurz Communications
VP Publishing
124 S. Second St., PO Box 4430
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4430
Phone: (605) 225-4100
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Vice president
Alan Fisco
The Seattle Times
President
1000 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-652-6284
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chairman
Tom Yunt
United Communications Corp
COO
5800 7th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-656-6320
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secretary/treasurer
Tom Slaughter
Inland Press Association
Executive Director
701 Lee St., Ste. 925
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847-795-0380
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Directors
Alton Brown
BH Media Group
VP
418 N. Marshall Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-727-7349
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Scott Champion
Champion Media, LLC
CEO
154 Plantation Drive
Mooresville, NC 28117
Phone: 704-746-9176
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Virginia Cowenhoven
Bakersfield Californian
Associate Publisher
PO Box 440 / 1707 Eye St.
Bakersfield, CA 93302-0440
Phone: 704-746-9176
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Joyce McCullough
The NewsTribune
Publisher
426 Second St.
LaSalle, IL 61301
Phone: 815-223-3200
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Rick O'Connor
Black Press
President & CEO
310-5460 152nd Street
Surrey BC, Canada, V3S 5J9
Phone: 604-575+5801
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Camille A. Olson
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Partner
131 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 2400
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-460-5000
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John Rung
Shaw Media 
President 
7717 S. Route 31, 
PO Box 250, 60039-0250
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 
Phone: 815-459-4040 
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Jason Taylor
Gatehouse Media LLC
President, Gatehouse Western US Publishing Operations
1160 N Town Center Dr., Suite 330
Las Vegas, NV 89144 
Phone: 702-842-4640
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Emily Walsh
Observer Media Group
Publisher
1970 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-366-3468, Ext. 310
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Heidi Wright
EO Media Group
Chief Operating Officer
P.O. Box 2048
Salem, OR 97308-2048
Phone: 503-385-4902
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To read the Inland Press Association by-laws, click here.

Inland Press Foundation

president
Jeremy Halbreich
AIM Media Texas
Chairman & CEO
100 Highland Park Vlg, Fl 200
Dallas, TX 75205
Phone: 214-697-9779
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Vice president
Cameron Nutting Williams
Ogden Newspapers & The Nutting Company 
Director
1500 Main Street 
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-312-9346
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secretary/treasurer
Tom Slaughter
Inland Press Association
Executive Director
701 Lee St., Ste. 925
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847-795-0380
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Directors
Lucy Brown
United Communications Corporation
President
5800 7th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-656-6353
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Scott Campbell 
The Columbian Publishing Company 
Publisher 
PO Box 180 
Vancouver, WA 98666 
Phone: 360-735-4500 
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Nelson Clyde IV
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Publisher
410 E. Erwin St.
Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: 903-596-6245
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Stacey Hill
NPG Newspapers, Inc.
EVP, Chief Operating Officer/Newspapers
P.O. Box 29
St. Joseph, MO 64502
Phone: 816-236-6205
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David Holgate
Paxton Media Group
Indiana Michigan Group President
3450 Hollywood Rd.
St. Joseph, MI. 49085
Phone: 269-429-3199
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Ted McGrew
Southern Lithoplate
Vice President Newspaper Sales
12739 Norfolk Lane
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-663-3286
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Jeff Patterson
APG Media - West Division
President
702 W. Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 763-712-3532
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James Sprung
The Villages Daily Sun
Associate Publisher
1100 Main St.
The Villages, FL 32159
Phone: 352-753-1119
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Marc Wilson
TownNews.com
Executive Chairman
1510 47th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-743-0816
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To read the by-laws of the Inland Foundation, click here.

Inland staff

Executive Director
Tom Slaughter
Phone: 847-795-0380
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Director of Membership and programming
Patty Slusher
Phone: 847-795-0380
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Membership and Programming Coordinator
Carley Lintz
Phone: 847-795-0380
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accounting manager
Steve Hoffman
Phone: 847-795-0380
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