APSE Leadership

John Bednarowski, President

John Bednarowski

John Bednarowski 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 M. Adams, First Vice President

Todd M. Adams

Todd M. Adams 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.


Lisa Wilson, Second Vice President

Lisa Wilson

Lisa Wilson is managing editor/NFL for The Athletic. She worked as senior editor/sports for ESPN’s The Undefeated, the premier platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture from 2017-18. She was executive sports editor of The Buffalo News from 2011-17, the nation’s only black female sports editor at a major metropolitan daily.

During Lisa’s tenure, The News earned two Grand Slams (2014 and 2012) and three Triple Crowns (2011, 2013 and 2015) in the Associated Press Sports Editors’ annual contest. 

The Buffalo native started at The News as a copy editor and layout editor in 1998 and was promoted to assistant sports editor in 2007. A 1991 graduate of Canisius College, she worked at the Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls, N.Y. from 1992-98 as a sports reporter, features editor and sports editor.


Dan Spears, Third Vice President

Dan Spears

Dan Spears is the assistant managing editor of the StarNews in Wilmington, N.C., overseeing two sports staffs and digital projects for four GateHouse newspapers in eastern North Carolina.

He’s been at the StarNews since 2006, with previous stops at the Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., and the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail.  His career has been spent on copy and design desks, writing about Division II football and high school sports, overseeing night sports operations, and eventually sports editor in Wilmington from 2008-2017.

An Illinois native and 1995 graduate of Truman State University in Missouri, Dan has been a member of APSE since 2008 and previously was the Atlantic Coast region chairperson and vice chair. His teams have won numerous APSE digital and awards, including first place in the 2010 Investigative category, becoming the smallest news organization to receive that honor.


Bill Eichenberger, Executive Director

Bill Eichenberger

Bill Eichenberger is a former senior editor at Bleacher Report and served as New York sports editor at the Wall Street Journal and as sports editor at Newsday, the Akron Beacon Journal and the Macon Telegraph. In addition, he’s worked in sports editing roles at the New Orleans Times-Picayune and The Columbia State. He teaches sports journalism at Adelphi University and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

He was president of APSE for the 2003-04 term.


Glen Crevier, Conference Coordinator

Glen Crevier

Glen Crevier retired as assistant managing editor for sports at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis in 2018, a position he held since 1998.

He was previously sports editor at the News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash., and the Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press Democrat. After graduating from Hiram (Ohio) College in 1975, he was a sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, Ariz., and the Sacramento Union.

Crevier has been involved with APSE since 1988, and he was president of the organization in 2005-06.



Atlantic Coast

Bret McCormick

Chair: Bret McCormick

Sports Editor

The Herald (Rock Hill SC)

132 W. Main St. Rock Hill SC 29730


Ethan Joyce

Vice chair: Ethan Joyce

Sports Reporter

Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal

418 N. Marshall St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101


Great Lakes

Dana Sulonen

Chair: Dana Sulonen

Deputy Sports Editor

Detroit Free Press

160 W. Fort St. Detroit, MI 48226


Larry Graham

Vice chair: Larry Graham

Assistant Managing Editor

The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)

541 N. Superior St. Toledo, Ohio 43660


Great Plains

Matt Stephens

Chair: Matt L. Stephens

Deputy Sports Editor

The Denver Post

101 W. Colfax, Denver, Colo. 80202


Ryan Sharp

Vice chair: Ryan Sharp

Sports Editor

The Oklahoman

100 W. Main, Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73102



Glenn Yoder

Chair: Glenn Yoder

NBA and MLB Editor

The Washington Post

1301 K St NW, Washington, DC 20071



Justin Pelletier

Chair: Justin Pelletier

Sports Editor

The Boston Herald

70 Fargo St. Boston, MA 02210


Josh Barnett

Vice chair: Josh Barnett

Executive Sports Editor

The Buffalo News

One News Plaza, Buffalo NY 14240



Mark Johnson

Chair: Mark Johnson

Sports Editor

The Register-Guard

3500 Chad Dr., Eugene, Ore. 97408


Ralph Walter

Vice chair: Ralph Walter

Assistant Managing Editor/Sports

The Spokesman-Review

999  Riverside Ave.,

Spokane, Wash. 99210



Hugh Kellenberger

Chair: Hugh Kellenberger

Executive editor/The Fieldhouse

The Athletic

Jackson, MS



Nick Talbot

Chair: Nick Talbot

Deputy Sports Editor

San Antonio Express-News

301 Ave. E. San Antonio, Texas 78205



Angel Rodriguez

Chair: Angel Rodriguez

Sports Editor

Los Angeles Times

202 W. First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Bill Bradley

Vice chair: Bill Bradley

Sports Editor

Las Vegas Review-Journal

1111 W. Bonanza Road P.O. Box 70 Las Vegas, NV 89125