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As of 1 January 2018, below find the full list of SND elected officers and appointed directors, committee chairs, program directors. Last updated 4 January 2018.

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:

• Aly Morris, current President
• Cristobal Edwards, current Vice President
Joe Greco, current Secretary/Treasurer
• Paige Connor, Immediate Past-President
Tiffany Shackelford, Executive Director
Gustavo Lo Valvo, Regions representative
Ryan Sparrow, Programs representative
Steve DorseyAt large
At large: Vacant
At large: Vacant

Officers Staff Regional directors Program directors

OfficersOne-year terms, elected

President — Alyson Morris
Features designer, Chicago Tribune
[email protected] » @alyson_morris

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.

Vice President — Cristobal Edwards
Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
[email protected]

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 — Joe Greco

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.

Immediate Past-PresidentPaige Connor
Principal, pkcxstrategy
[email protected] » @paigekconnor

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

Executive DirectorTiffany Shackelford
[email protected] » @tiffanyshack

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


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
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


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

Sven Gallinelli (as long as SND-Dach president)
Art Director
NZZ Regionalmedien
Lucerne, Switzerland
Sven Gallinelli

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

Mike Rice (2019)
Features Design Director, Minneapolis Star Tribune
650 3rd Ave. South, Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55488
(612) 673-4414
Email: Mike Rice
Twitter: @rikemice

40th Edition Competition Coordinator

Jon Wile (2019)
Creative Director, American City Business Journals
120 W. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @ACBJdesign, @worldwidewile

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 (2019)
Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s school of journalism
Santiago, Chile
Email: Cristóbal Edwards


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
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

Vacant Editor

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

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.


Diversity Director

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

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