APSE committees are set for the 2019-20 year. They are listed below.

If you would like to sign up for any of the committees, please let Todd Adams know at toddadams52@hotmail.com.

Commissioners 

Chair: Jeff Rosen, Kansas City Star 

Works with APSE president to help maintain contact with commissioners and chief executives of major sporting leagues. Helps organize APSE’s annual commissioner meetings in New York. Should be able to attend meetings in N.Y. 

Tommy Deas, Gannett Tennessee-Florida 

Scott Thurston, Boston Globe 

Jorge Rojas, The Athletic 

Gerry Ahern, gambling.com 

Izzy Gould, Advance Local Southeast 

Conference 

Attends the winter meeting to discuss and determine sessions for the annual conference. Helps coordinate plans for a program that reflects activities of APSE committees and provides workshops and general sessions of relevance and interest to members of all-size papers and media companies. May be assigned specific tasks to help organize the Summer Conference.  

Chair: Todd Adams, APSE president 

Dave Ammenheuser, USA Today Sports

Glen Crevier, APSE 

Glenn Yoder, Washington Post 

Chris Thomas, Detroit Free Press 

John Bednarowski, Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal 

Malcolm Moran, IUPUI 

Mike Sherman, Tampa Bay Times 

Lindsey Smith, The Gazette (Colorado Springs)

Contest 

Solicits member feedback on writing (including video and multimedia) and digital contests to help the contests evolve and meet membership expectations and needs; works to streamline and improve entry process. 

Chair: Lisa Wilson, The Athletic 

Justin Pelletier, Boston Herald  

Mike Sherman, Tampa Bay Times 

Ethan Joyce, Winston-Salem Journal 

Diversity 

Working with the president, help run and ensure success of APSE Diversity Fellowship Program. Also help plan sessions for national conference and region meetings. Help serve as liaison between APSE and NABJ, NAHJ, NAJA, AAJA and AWSM. Work with the program for SJI as needed. 

Chair: Larry Graham, The Blade (Toledo) 

Erik Hall, USA Today

Phil Kaplan, Knoxville News Sentinel 

Iliana Limon Romero, Orlando Sentinel

Naila Jean Meyers, New York Times 

Tommy Deas, Gannett Tennessee-Florida 

Jane Allison Havsy, Daily Record (Rockaway, N.J.) 

Gary Potosky, Philadelphia Inquirer 

Gabriel Stovall, Covington (Ga.) News  

Glenn Yoder, Washington Post 

Chris Thomas, Detroit Free Press 

Rashad Milligan, The Valley Times-News (Lanett, Ala.) 

A Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports Boston 

Tyler Batiste, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  

Amie Just, The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate

Matt Wiley, The Gazette (Colorado Springs) 

Jorge Rojas, The Athletic 

Robert Zizzo, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  

Nicole Saavedra, The Tennessean  

Lindsey Smith, The Gazette (Colorado Springs)

Futures 

The Futures Committee advises the Executive Committee as well as APSE membership on issues concerning the future of the organization.  

Chair: Rana Cash, Louisville Courier-Journal

Chris Boan, Tucson Local Media

Donn Walden, Toledo Blade 

Gary Potosky, Philadelphia Inquirer 

Glenn Yoder, Washington Post 

Mike Sherman, Tampa Bay Times 

Matt Wiley, The Gazette (Colorado Springs) 

Jake Adams, The Carlisle (Pa.)  Sentinel 

Lindsey Smith, The Gazette (Colorado Springs)

Grassroots 

Works to organize convention workshops and general sessions that appeal to small-paper editors; works with region chairs to plan at least one session at each regional meeting geared for editors of small papers and websites; works with Outreach committee on recruitment and retainment from smaller news organizations, including websites. 

Chair: Dan Spears, Wilmington StarNews

Chris Imperiale, The Scranton Times-Tribune  

Tony Maluso, The Citizens’ Voice (Wilkes-Barre. Pa.) 

Gabriel Stovall, Covington (Ga.) News  

Brandon Marcello, Auburn (Ala.) Undercover  

Jake Adams, The Carlisle (Pa.) Sentinel 

Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman 

Legal Affair and Ethics 

Considers questions involving legal, credentials and ethical issues and advises APSE officers and membership; helps craft appropriate responses and inquiries from the organization. 

Co-chairs: John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times and Gerry Ahern, gambling.com 

Izzy Gould, Advance Local Southeast 

Olympics 

Working with the APSE president, updates members on Olympics issues with website stories and works with the USOC in an advisory capacity on credentials. Work with The Associated Press on coverage plans. Must be able to attend meeting every other year in Chicago. 

Chairman: Mark Faller, Arizona Republic  

Chris Boan, Tucson Local Media 

Tommy Deas, Gannett Tennessee-Florida 

Joe Baird, Salt Lake Tribune 

Malcolm Moran, IUPUI 

Jeff Maillet, The Athletic (Wisconsin) 

Jorge Rojas, The Athletic (Florida) 

Matt Vita, The Washington Post 

Vicki Michaelis, University of Georgia 

Outreach 

In charge of recruiting and retaining APSE members, staying on top of staff changes throughout the nation, getting the word out about APSE through social media including Facebook and Twitter. Will work with the President and officers to spearhead a membership drive. 

Chair: Chris Fickett, The Kansas City Star  

Chris Boan, Tucson Local Media 

Phil Kaplan, Knoxville News Sentinel 

Tony Maluso, Daily Citizen-News (Dalton, Ga.) 

Paul Barrett, Seattle Times 

Gary Potosky, Philadelphia Inquirer 

Gabriel Stovall, Covington (Ga.) News 

Donn Walden, Toledo Blade  

Revenue  

Works closely with the president to actively seek out and bring aboard new sponsors to support APSE’s objectives and annual events.

Chair: Tommy Deas, Gannett Tennessee-Florida 

Glen Crevier, APSE 

John Bednarowski, Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal 

Jeff Rosen, Kansas City Star 

Jorge Rojas, The Athletic 

Regions 

Work with region chairs and vice chairs to ensure that each region holds at least one meeting a year; work with region leadership on professional development offered at region meetings, helping line up speakers, serving as liaison with other committee chairs such as diversity and outreach, and so forth; helping region leadership with timely collection and publication of region news, notes and moves on website; ensuring region leadership is current and active. 

Chair: Mike Kates, KAX Media

Donn Walden, Toledo Blade 

James Crepea, The Oregonian 

Brandon Marcello, Auburn Undercover 

Robert Zizzo, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

Jeff Patterson, The Oklahoman 

Izzy Gould, Advance Local Southeast 

Chris Imperiale, The Scranton Times-Tribune 

Scholarship 

Helps in administering APSE’s annual scholarship program. 

Chair: Phil Kaplan, Knoxville News Sentinel 

A Sherrod Blakely, NBC Sports Boston 

Paul Barrett, Seattle Times 

Erik Hall, USA Today

Gary Potosky, Philadelphia Inquirer 

Dave Rivera, Bergen Record 

Eric Kolenich, Richmond Times-Dispatch 

Naila Jean Meyers, The New York Times 

Student contest

Coordinates and runs the APSE student contest.

Chair: Erik Hall, USA Today Network

Student Liaison  

Coordinates affairs surrounding APSE student chapters and student membership; coordinates APSE outreach with students and universities; fields inquiries from prospective student members and student chapters; collaborates with region chairs on region activities at university campuses; coordinates student-produced and student-related content for the APSE website; directs student activities at APSE convention; represents student membership in APSE meetings. 

Co-chairs: Malcolm Moran, IUPUI and Bill Speros, USA Today Network/Golfweek 

Nick Talbot, San Antonio Express-News 

Chris Boan, Tucson Local Media 

Nicole Saavedra, The Tennessean 

Gabriel Stovall, Covington (Ga.) News 

Eric Kolenich, Richmond Times-Dispatch 

Website 

Helps produce stories for the APSE website; maintains a diverse story selection; covers news of APSE and the sports journalism industry as it relates to sports departments; and working with the chairs, maintains close contact with other committees that should be producing website stories; also develop and improve functionality of the website itself and find ways to make it increasingly dynamic. 

Chair: Gary Potosky, Philadelphia Inquirer  

Mike Sherman, Tampa Bay Times 

Nick Talbot, San Antonio Express-News  

Gabriel Stovall, Covington (Ga.) News 

Writers 

Chair: Joey Chandler, Wilmington StarNews 

Mitchell Northam, Freelance (North Carolina)

Chris Boan, Tucson Local Media 

Jake Adams, The Carlisle (Pa.) Sentinel 

Matt Wiley, The Gazette (Colorado Springs) 

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