SND election results: Quinn, Okasaki, Evans named 2016 officers

One hundred sixty-three members cast votes in this year’s elections for secretary-treasurer, vice president and president. Write-in votes are allowed and recorded in the results below. The final election results are:

Total votes 163


  • Tyson Evans 92
  • Jennifer George-Palilonis 69


EVANS’ REACTION: “SND has never been more essential and I’m eager to help shape the organization for the decades ahead. The leadership of the past few years has built incredible momentum and I’m honored to keep pushing us forward.”

Vice President

  • Douglas Okasaki 155


OKASAKI’S REACTION: “Wow! This year as a secretary was really a great experience; it gave me opportunity to deal with plenty of situations that I never have experienced before; I can’t wait for what is next and I am ready to continuing work for the best of our Society. I hope to have your support.”


  • Sara Quinn 154
  • Bonita Burton 1
  • Matt Mansfield 1


QUINN’S REACTION: “The most successful and forward-thinking organizations embrace the idea that design and visual thinking are crucial to storytelling. SND speaks to this mastery, in explanatory graphics, conceptual illustration, thought-provoking photojournalism and the brilliant platforms that best showcase these crafts. I fell in love with SND in 1987 and it is a great privilege to serve as its president in 2016.”

Jennifer Palilonis - CCIM

Additionaly, Jennifer George-Palilonis has agreed to join the Executive Committee of SND as an at-large member beginning Jan. 1, 2016. Other leadership updates will be announced before the end of the year.

About Stephen Komives

Previously served as Executive Director of the Society for News Design, from 2009–2019.

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