Lynn Richardson, publisher of the Herald & Tribune, Jonesborough, is the new president of the Tennessee Press Association (TPA).
TPA is the trade association of the state's daily and non-daily newspapers. It is composed of 26 daily newspapers and 95 non-daily newspapers.
Richardson succeeds Michael B. Williams, publisher of The Paris Post-Intelligencer.
The TPA Board of Directors also elected trustees to serve on the Tennessee Press Association Foundation (TPAF) Board of Trustees for three-year terms.
Re-elected trustees are Nate Crawford, Nashville; Doug Horne, Republic Newspapers, Knoxville; and Janet Rail, publisher of the Independent Appeal, Selmer.
TPAF officers elected at the TPAF Board of Trustees meeting are: Gregg K. Jones, president of Jones Media Inc., Greeneville, re-elected president, and Victor Parkins, editor of The Milan Mirror-Exchange, re-elected vice president.
Officers and directors of the Tennessee Press Service (TPS), business affiliate of TPA, are Jeffrey D. Fishman, president, and Victor Parkins, vice president. David Critchlow Jr., editor of the Union City Daily Messenger, and Jana Thomasson, publisher of The Mountain Press, Sevierville, were elected to the Board of Directors during the TPS stockholders' meeting on June 15.
Continuing to serve on the six-member Tennessee Press Service (TPS) Board is Ralph Baldwin, COO of Jones Media Inc.