ATHENS, GA (December 4, 2017) – Katie Schoolov and Ross Taylor have been reelected to the board of directors for the National Press Photographers Association in this year's elections. They will take office January 1 and will be officially sworn-in during NPPA’s annual board meeting at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia after the first of the year.Both Schoolov and Taylor will begin second terms on the board. They have been elected to serve three-year terms.
In addition to these board seats, three regional chair positions were filled. Sam Owens won the Midwest region, Julia Robinson won the South Region and Andrew Stanfill won reelection to the Southeast Region.
There was a strong ballot for this election.
"Having so many NPPA members volunteer to run was great,” said NPPA Secretary Seth Gitner who oversaw the election results. “The board is working to help make the NPPA an even better organization for our members.”
Schoolov is a video journalist for KPBS, the PBS and NPR affiliate in San Diego, California. She shoots and edits in-depth features and spot news for the KPBS Evening Edition nightly newscast, reporting her own stories or looking for visually creative approaches for team projects. She is a San Diego native and returned to cover her hometown after working as a video journalist for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Las Vegas Sun.
Taylor is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Previously, he was a visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was the inaugural fellow in the Multimedia, Photography and Design Department at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University. He has been Photographer of the Year – Large Markets, Northern Photographer of the Year, NPPA’s Region One Photographer of the Year, Virginia Photographer of the Year and twice North Carolina Photographer of the Year.
In the coming weeks, the newly elected regional chairs will appoint associate chairs and local grassroots leaders in geographic areas with high membership concentrations. They will also officially take office on January 1.
Contact NPPA's national secretary Gitner at [email protected] with any election questions or comments.