Todd Adams of the Springfield (Ill.) State Journal Register has been elected as APSE Second Vice President.
Adams, defeated Tom Moore of the Southern California News Group and Gary Potosky of the Philadelphia Daily News.
This is the second time Adams has been elected as second vice president. He was elected when he was the sports editor of the San Diego Times-Union, but had to relinquish his position following a company reorganization. Now, he will get to finish what he had started.
Adams has had a long relationship with APSE, having served as Atlantic Region chair, attending numerous judging and summer conferences and helping bring the organization to San Diego for the 2015 summer convention.
“Probably my proudest APSE accomplishment is bringing the convention to San Diego,” Adams said in his candidate bio. “A close second is that I am the only person to have participated in every APSE website contest judging (six years and counting), having served as a contest chair for the past three years. I have also participated in eight “print” contests, having chaired a group four times. I am currently the head of the regions committee and have served as the Atlantic Coast region chair and vice chair. I’ve been a member of APSE for 10 years, with my first convention being in Las Vegas in 2006.”
His goals for his term in office is to continue the current membership drive spearheaded by current APSE President Tommy Deas, with the hopes of finding 30 new members a year, and working to entice more student chapters to join the organization.
Adams will take his post at the closing meeting of the 2017 APSE Summer Conference June 26-29 in New Orleans. (Click here to register for the conference.)
He will join current officers Jeff Rosen of The Kansas City Star as he ascends to APSE President, John Bednarowski of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal, the new first vice president and third vice president Robert Gagliardi of the Laramie Boomerang.