About Inland Press

Stay engaged. Find solutions. Move forward.

Those six words define the broad ambition that’s defined Inland for more than 130 years. Through the peaks and troughs of the newspaper industry, through its many re-inventions, Inland has been there to support and sustain newspapers that help grow local business, inform and engage their audiences — and sustain civil society and liberty. Inland relies on its engaged volunteer leaders and a small dedicated professional staff. The industry leaders below stand ready to help media organizations however they can.

Inland Press Association

president
Tom Yunt
United Communications Corp
COO
5800 7th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-656-6320
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president-elect
Doug Phares
Sandusky Newspapers, Inc.
President & COO
314 West Market Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-502-2180
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Vice president
Cory Bollinger
Schurz Communications
VP Publishing
124 S. Second St., PO Box 4430
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4430
Phone: (605) 225-4100
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chairman
Douglas Hiemstra
BH Media Group
Executive VP                     
1314 Douglas St., Ste. 1500
Omaha, NE 68102-1848
Phone: 402-444-1172
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secretary/treasurer
Tom Slaughter
Inland Press Association
Executive Director
701 Lee St., Ste. 925
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847-795-0380
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Directors
Scott Champion
Champion Media, LLC
CEO
154 Plantation Drive
Mooresville, NC 28117
Phone: 704-746-9176
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Alan Fisco
The Seattle Times
EVP and CFO
1000 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-652-6284
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Conan Gallaty
WEHCO Digital Media
EVP for Digital
121 Capitol Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-378-3441
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Douglas Hiemstra
BH Media Group
Executive VP                     
1314 Douglas St., Ste. 1500 
Omaha, NE 68102-1848 
Phone: 402-444-1172 
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Matt McMillan
Forum Communications
VP/Newspapers
101 N. Fifth St.
Fargo, ND 58102
Phone: 320-582-4143
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Steve McPhaul
Community Newspaper Holding, Inc.
COO
445 Dexter Ave., Ste. 7000
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-293-5800
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Rick O'Connor
Black Press
President & CEO
310-5460 152nd Street
Surrey BC, Canada, V3S 5J9
Phone: 604-575+5801
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Camille A. Olson
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Partner
131 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 2400
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-460-5000
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Doug Phares
Sandusky Newspapers Inc.
President & COO
314 W. Market St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-502-2180
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John Rung
Shaw Media 
President 
7717 S. Route 31, 
PO Box 250, 60039-0250
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 
Phone: 815-459-4040 
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Cameron Nutting Williams
Ogden Newspapers & The Nutting Company 
Director
1500 Main Street 
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-312-9346
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To read the Inland Press Association by-laws, click here.

Inland Press Foundation

president
Jeremy Halbreich
AIM Media Texas
Chairman & CEO
100 Highland Park Vlg, Fl 200
Dallas, TX 75205
Phone: 214-697-9779
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Vice president
Amy Glennon
Cox Vertical Business 
Publisher
233 Perimeter Center Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone: (404) 526-7237
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secretary/treasurer
Tom Slaughter
Inland Press Association
Executive Director
701 Lee St., Ste. 925
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: 847-795-0380
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Directors
Sara Johnson Borton
The State
President and Publisher
1401 Shop Road 
Columbia, S.C. 27201
Phone: 803-771-8324
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Lucy Brown Minn
United Communications Corporation
President
5800 7th Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-656-6353
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Scott Campbell 
The Columbian Publishing Company 
Publisher 
PO Box 180 
Vancouver, WA 98666 
Phone: 360-735-4500 
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Nelson Clyde IV
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Publisher
410 E. Erwin St.
Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: 903-596-6245
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David Holgate
Paxton Media Group
Indiana Michigan Group President
3450 Hollywood Rd.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: 269-429-3199
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Joyce McCullough
The NewsTribune
Publisher
426 Second St.
LaSalle, IL 61301
Phone: 815-223-3200
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Ted McGrew
Southern Lithoplate
Vice President Newspaper Sales
12739 Norfolk Lane
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-663-3286
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Jeff Patterson
APG Media - West Division
President
702 W. Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 763-712-3532
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James Sprung
The Villages Daily Sun
Associate Publisher
1100 Main St.
The Villages, FL 32159
Phone: 352-753-1119
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Marc Wilson
TownNews.com
Executive Chairman
1510 47th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-743-0816
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To read the by-laws of the Inland Foundation, click here.

Inland staff

Executive Director
Tom Slaughter
Phone: 847-795-0380
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Director of Membership and programming
Patty Slusher
Phone: 847-795-0380
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Manager of Research and member Services
Karla Zander
Phone: 847-795-0380
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accounting manager
Steve Hoffman
Phone: 847-795-0380
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