APSE Leadership

Jeff Rosen, President

Jeff Rosen

Jeff has been Assistant Managing Editor/Sports at The Kansas City Star since December 2010. In 2012, he guided The Star’s coverage team to its first APSE Grand Slam. He spent the previous six years at the Houston Chronicle, serving as copy editor, then assistant sports editor and deputy sports editor.

Jeff got his start in the business as a GA reporter/photographer at the weekly Chaffee County Times in Buena Vista, Colo., and has also worked at the Twin Falls (Idaho) Times-News, the Kitsap (Wash.) Sun and the Journal of the San Juan Islands in Friday Harbor, Wash.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, he attended the University of Washington and has served as a region chair and Commissioners Meetings committee chair. He and his wife, Tammy, reside in Shawnee, Kan., and have three children.

John Bednarowski, First Vice President

 

John Bednarowski

John began his career in 2001 while still in college at UAB. He worked as a stringer for former APSE president Tim Stephens at the now-defunct Birmingham Post-Herald. From there, he went to the St. Clair News Aegis in Pell City, Ala., as a one-man sports department.

In 2004, he was hired as a sports writer at the Gadsden Times in Gadsden, Ala. Two years later, he landed at the Marietta Daily Journal as sports editor, where he has been ever since. He has also served as second vice president, third vice president, Southeast Region chair and vice chair.

Todd Adams, Second Vice President

Todd Adams

Todd has been Sports Editor at the Springfield (Ill.) State Journal-Register since December 2016, following a stint as sports content coach with the Detroit Free Press. Before Detroit, Todd held sports editor and assistant sports editor jobs at the San Diego Union-Tribune and Orlando Sentinel/South Florida Sun-Sentinel, respectively. He was sports editor at the Fayetteville Observer in North Carolina and the Aurora Beacon News in Aurora, Ill. He started his career in Illinois with jobs at The Pantagraph (in Bloomington), the Mount Vernon Register-News and the Naperville Sun.

An Illinois native, Todd is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. He has headed up APSE’s Regions Committee and served as Atlantic Coast region chair and vice chair. His first APSE summer conference was in Las Vegas in 2006.

Robert Gagliardi, Third Vice President

Robert Gagliardi

Robert Gagliardi is the senior editor of WyoSports, the combined efforts of the sports departments of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle in Cheyenne and the Laramie Boomerang. A University of Wyoming graduate and Wyoming native, Gagliardi helped guide the Wyoming Tribune Eagle to four consecutive APSE Grand Slam

A University of Wyoming graduate and Wyoming native, Gagliardi helped guide the Wyoming Tribune Eagle to four consecutive APSE Grand Slam honors, and helped the Laramie Boomerang win its first APSE Triple Crown in 2016. Gagliardi has held roles as

Gagliardi has held roles as sports reporter, outdoors editor, assistant sports editor and sports editor at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. He also has been the beat writer for University of Wyoming football and men’s basketball for 20 years. He lives in Laramie with his 12-year-old Golden Retriever, Snyder.

REGION LEADERSHIP

Atlantic Coast

Dan Spears

Chair: Dan Spears

Assistant Managing Editor

Wilmington StarNews

1003 S. 17 St., Wilmington, N.C., 28401

dan.spears@starnewsonline.com

Bret McCormick

Vice chair: Bret McCormick

Sports Editor

The Herald (Rock Hill SC)

132 W. Main St. Rock Hill SC 29730

bmccormick@heraldonline.com

Great Lakes

Emily Horos

Chair: Emily Horos

Sports Editor

American News (Aberdeen, S.D.)

124 South Second Street, Aberdeen, S.D. 57402

Ehoros@aberdeennews.com

Michael Kates

Vice chair: Michael Kates

Managing Editor

FanRag Sports

4700 Woodland Avenue, Western Springs, Ill. 60558

katesmichaela@gmail.com

Great Plains

Chris Fickett

Chair: Chris Fickett

Deputy Sports Editor

The Kansas City Star

1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO, 64108

cfickett@kcstar.com

 

Matt Stephens

Vice chair: Matt L. Stephens

Deputy Sports Editor

The Denver Post

101 W. Colfax, Denver, Colo. 80202

mstephens@denverpost.com

Mid-Atlantic

Jim Reeser

Chair: Jim Reeser

Sports Editor

The Citizens’ Voice

75 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

jreeser@citizensvoice.com

 

Burke Noel

Vice chair: Burke Noel

Sports Editor

PennLive and The Patriot-News2020 Technology Parkway Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

2020 Technology Parkway Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

bnoel@pennlive.com

Northeast

Jason Murray

Chair: Jason Murray

Sports Manager

The Post Standard (Syracuse Media Group)

220 S. Warren St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13202

jmurray@syracuse.com

 

Justin Pelletier

Vice chair: Justin Pelletier

Sports Editor

The Sun-Journal

104 Park Street/P.O. Box 4400, Lewiston, Maine 04240

jpelletier@sunjournal.com

Northwest

Nathan Joyce

Chair: Nathan Joyce

High School Sports Coordinator

The Seattle Times

P.O. Box 70, Seattle, Wash. 98111

njoyce@seattletimes.com

 

Mark Johnson

Vice chair: Mark Johnson

Sports Editor

The Register-Guard

3500 Chad Dr., Eugene, Ore. 97408

mark.johnson@registerguard.com

Southeast

Dana Sulonen

Chair: Dana Sulonen

Sports Planning Editor

USA Today Network – Tennessee, 1100 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

dsulonen@gannett.com

 

Joe Schiefelbein

Vice chair: Joe Schiefelbein

Executive Sports Editor

The Advocate newspapers

10705 Rieger Road, Baton Rouge, La. 70809

jschiefelbein@theadvocate.com

Southwest

Nick Talbot

Chair: Nick Talbot

Sports Editor

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

710 Avenue J, Lubbock, Texas 79401

nicholas.talbot@lubbockonline.com

 

Jim Lefko

Vice chair: Jim Lefko

Sports editorSan Antonio Express-News

San Antonio Express-News

301 Ave. E., San Antonio, Texas 78205

jlefko@express-news.net

West

Angel Rodriguez

Chair: Angel Rodriguez

Sports Editor

Los Angeles Times

202 W. First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

angel.rodriguez@latimes.com