APSE Leadership

Todd M. Adams, President

Todd M. Adams

Todd M. Adams was most recently the sports editor at the Springfield (Ill.) State Journal-Register after being 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 and Contest Committee and served as Atlantic Coast region chair and vice chair. His first APSE summer conference was in Las Vegas in 2006.

toddadams52@hotmail.com

Lisa Wilson, First 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.

lwilson@theathletic.com

Gary Potosky, Second Vice President

Gary Potosky

Gary Potosky has been sports editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, which includes the Philadelphia Daily News and inquirer.com, since 2015. He was deputy sports editor of the Inquirer, and deputy sports editor of the Asbury Park Press (NJ)  prior to that. 

During Gary’s tenure, The Inquirer has been a triple crown winner (2017) and has been judged Top 10 website in the largest APSE contest category. During his time as sports editor, The Inquirer has transitioned into a digital-first newsroom with a fast-growing subscriber base.

The Middlesex, N.J., native earned journalism and history degrees from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.) in 1987. Gary has attended every national conference since 2015, and every judging conference since 2014. He has been Commissioners Committee chair since 2016.

gpotosky@inquirer.com

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.

Dan.Spears@starnewsonline.com

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.

billapse707@gmail.com

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.

gncrev66@gmail.com

REGION LEADERSHIP

Atlantic Coast

Ethan Joyce

Chair: Ethan Joyce

Sports Reporter

Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal

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

EJoyce@wsjournal.com

Monica Holland

Vice chair: Monica Holland

Sports Editor

The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer

458 Whitfield St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28306

mholland@fayobserver.com

Great Lakes

Larry Graham

Chair: Larry Graham

Assistant Managing Editor

The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)

541 N. Superior St. Toledo, Ohio 43660

lgraham@theblade.com

Rachel Crader

Vice chair: Rachel Crader

National Sports Editor

Lee Enterprises

1901 Fish Hatchery Rd. Madison, Wis. 53713

rcrader@lee.net

Great Plains

Ryan Sharp

Chair: Ryan Sharp

Sports Editor

The Oklahoman

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

RSharp@oklahoman.com

Jeff Patterson

Vice chair: Jeff Patterson

Assistant Sports Editor

The Oklahoman

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

JPatterson@oklahoman.com

Elections to fill this position will take place later in July. Stay tuned.

Mid-Atlantic

Glenn Yoder

Chair: Glenn Yoder

NBA and MLB Editor

The Washington Post

1301 K St NW, Washington, DC 20071

glenn.yoder@washpost.com

Tony Maluso

Vice chair: Tony Maluso

Sports Editor

The Citizens’ Voice

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

amaluso@citizensvoice.com

Northeast

Justin Pelletier

Chair: Justin Pelletier

Sports Editor

The Boston Herald

70 Fargo St. Boston, MA 02210

justin.pelletier@bostonherald.com

Josh Barnett

Vice chair: Josh Barnett

Executive Sports Editor

The Buffalo News

One News Plaza, Buffalo NY 14240

jbarnett@buffnews.com

Northwest

Mark Johnson

Chair: Mark Johnson

Sports Editor

The Register-Guard

3500 Chad Dr., Eugene, Ore. 97408

mark.johnson@registerguard.com

Ralph Walter

Vice chair: Ralph Walter

Assistant Managing Editor/Sports

The Spokesman-Review

999  Riverside Ave.,

Spokane, Wash. 99210

RalphW@spokesman.com

Southeast

Hugh Kellenberger

Chair: Hugh Kellenberger

Executive editor/The Fieldhouse

The Athletic

Jackson, MS

hkellenberger@theathletic.com

Erik Hall

Vice chair: Erik Hall

Lead Producer for Sports

USA Today Network (based in Nashville)

1801 West End, 17th Floor, Nashville TN 37203

hallerik7@gmail.com

Southwest

Reid Laymance

Chair: Reid Laymance

Sports Editor

Houston Chronicle

4747 Southwest Freeway, Houston Texas 77027

reid.laymance@chron.com

Maria McIlwain

Vice chair: Maria McIlwain

Sports writer

The Bryan-College Station Eagle

1729 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802

maria.mcilwain@theeagle.com

West

Bill Bradley

Chair: Bill Bradley

Sports Editor

Las Vegas Review-Journal

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

bbradley@reviewjournal.com

Joe Baird

Vice chair: Joe Baird

Sports Editor

Salt Lake Tribune

90 400 W #700, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

jbaird@sltrib.com