The Society for News Design
1602 Belle View Blvd, Alexandria, Virginia 22308.
Email SND: [email protected]
As of 3 January 2020, below find the full list of SND elected officers and appointed directors, committee chairs, program directors. Last updated 3 January 2020.
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 Committee – 10 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
• Aly Morris, current President (email Aly)
• Joe Greco, current Vice-President – designate (email Joe)
• Ryan Sparrow, Programs representative (email Ryan)
• Steve Dorsey, At large (email Steve)
• Paige Connor, At large (email Paige)
Officers – One-year terms, elected
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.
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.
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.
Three-year terms, appointed
Competitions and Best of Digital Design
Ryan Sparrow (2021)
Instructor, Ball State University
Art & Journalism Building, 300
Muncie, IN 47306
Email: Ryan Sparrow
Lecturer, University of Indiana
Email: Steve Layton
Douglas Okasaki (2020)
Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s school of journalism
Email: Douglas Okasaki
Education Director: U.S.
Darren A. Sanefski (2020)
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
Email: Darren A. Sanefski
Regional Directors — Two-year terms, appointed
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
Region 13 — SND/Scandinavia
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)
Email: Sven Gallinelli
Region 17 — Russia (and Russian-language newspapers)
Region 18 — SND/France
Includes: France, Belgium
Region 19 — Asia, South-Pacific
Region 20 — Africa + Middle East
Region 21 — SND Chinese