Committee Directory

Design & Production Committee

The Design & Production Committee investigates programs and procedures to help design and production personnel to do their jobs more effectively.

Chairperson: Donald Eggert, Seven Days
Member Company
Derek Carlisle Salt Lake City Weekly
Kelsey Hawes Boise Weekly
Elizabeth Jones Nashville Scene
Megan Packard-Hillegas Santa Barbara Independent

Digital Committee

The AAN Digital Committee advises on digital programming for AAN Conferences and on AAN digital initiatives.

Chairperson: Graham Jarrett, Orlando Weekly
Member Company
Reed Benjamin
Drew Bulman Little Village
Anthony Hecht The Stranger
Lindsey Millar Arkansas Times
Sam Spence Charleston City Paper

Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee is responsible for developing editorial programming for AAN conferences; oversight of the AAN Awards; and anything else that relates to the concerns of AAN editorial staff.

Chairperson: Jeff von Kaenel, Sacramento News & Review, Reno News & Review, Chico News & Review and News & Review
Member Company
Jimmy Boegle Coachella Valley Independent
Patricia Calhoun Westword
Debbie Michaud Creative Loafing (Atlanta)

Free Speech Committee

The mission of the Free Speech Committee is to create a forum for AAN members to learn and collaborate about current free speech issues facing the organization and individual members, and to advocate for open government and the protection of free speech, wherever possible. The committee also helps organize an annual Free Speech lunch at the annual AAN conference.

Chairperson: Bradley Zeve, Monterey County Weekly
Member Company
Bradley Zeve Monterey County Weekly

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee is responsible for developing AAN marketing plans and programming.

Chairperson: Chris Ferrell, Nashville Scene and SouthComm, Inc.
Member Company
Carrie Simison Colorado Springs Independent

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing the applications of applying papers and reporting to AAN members on their suitability for membership in the association.

Chairperson: Jimmy Boegle, Coachella Valley Independent
Member Company
Saul Jacobs Toledo City Paper
Pamela Polston Seven Days
Brandi Rivera Santa Barbara Independent
Kyle Shaw The Coast, Halifax's Weekly
Matthew Steele Little Village

Revenue Committee

The Revenue Committee is responsible for all advertising and marketing programming for AAN conferences and all other services that relate to the concerns of AAN sales and marketing staff.

Chairperson: John Heaston, The Reader
Member Company
Lara Fischer San Antonio Current
Jeanne Exnicios Foster Gambit
Cassidy Frazier Austin Chronicle
Penelope Huston The Memphis Flyer
Colby Roberts Seven Days
Lori Collier Waran Style Weekly