NPPA President Andrew Stanfill has appointed Adam Vance, above, to the NPPA Board of Directors. Vance will be taking the seat of Eric Seals, who will continue to serve as a volunteer with the organization.
“I want to thank Eric for his dedication to the organization and the counsel he has provided over the last year,” Stanfill said. “I am happy to have him stay on as we continue our efforts to serve the community.”
Adam comes to the board with a background in print and broadcast. He has been a member of NPPA since he launched his career at a small newspaper in western New Mexico, The Gallup Independent. He also had a short stint at The Amarillo-Globe News before pursuing his education at Eastern New Mexico University. In college he switched to the broadcast side of journalism.
After graduating, he joined the staff at KOB-TV in Albuquerque, N.M. Four years later, he traded the mountain air for saltwater and moved to Tampa, Fla. He took a job at WTSP-TV, which he has called home for over 16 years.
One of the most pivotal decisions he made during his career was in 2007 while attending the NPPA News Video Workshop in Norman, Okla. It was a life-changing experience that propelled him to become more active on the video side of NPPA. While photojournalism is his passion, he has found being a manager and mentor to be equally fulfilling.
A faculty member of nearly 14 years, Adam is the co-director of the News Video Workshop under Julie Jones, with Stan Heist and Jed Gamber. He brings decades of experience to the board and a wealth of knowledge in the field of photojournalism.