Four incumbents and four new members were elected Thursday to the governing board of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association by the group's membership.
Hollis Towns, executive editor and vice president of news for the Asbury (N.J.) Park Press, was chosen to lead the group.
Elected to at-large positions were: Jon Broadbooks, executive editor of The (Ill.) State Journal-Register; J. Todd Foster, executive editor of the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press; Teri Hayt, managing editor of the Arizona Daily Star; Carol Hanner, managing editor of the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal; and Alan Miller, managing editor of the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch.
J.B. Bittner, editor of the Stillwater (Okla.) NewsPress and Chris Cobler, editor of the Victoria (Texas) Advocate, were elected to represent small newspapers.
Jack Lail, multimedia editor of the Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel, was elected to represent online news operations.
Reelected to terms on the board were Jon Broadbooks, executive editor of the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill.; J. Todd Foster, executive editor of the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press; Alan D. Miller, managing editor of the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch; and Jack Lail, multimedia editor of the Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel.
APME, an association of senior editors at newspapers served by AP in the U.S. and by The Canadian Press, works closely with the AP to strive for journalism excellence. APME also supports training and development of editors and promotes programs in online credibility and diversity. It is holding its annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla.