DURHAM, NC (December 3, 2013) – The National Press Photographers Association today announced the winners in November's month-long election for two seats on the board of directors and half of its Regional leaders.
John Harrington was elected to NPPA's board of directors, and Bethany Swain was re-elected. They will begin their three-year terms on January 1, 2014.
Harrington is a freelance editorial and commercial photographer who authored the book Best Business Practices for Photographers. He is a past president of the White House News Photographers Association and a past recipient of NPPA's Morris Berman Citation and J. Winton Lemen Fellowship Award. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Society of Media Photographers.
Swain spent a decade as a photojournalist for CNN in its Washington, DC, bureau. In 2010 she was the first woman to be named the White House News Photographers Association's Video Photographer of the Year. She now freelances and teaches at the University of Maryland. Before CNN she worked at stations in Vermont, Rhode Island, and Washington, DC. Her first job as a child was delivering the Burlington Free Press, a position she held until graduating high school.
The board of directors will meet in person as scheduled in January, although details for the meeting are still pending.
In Region 3, Kyle Grantham was elected as the Regional Chair and Caroline Couig was re-elected the Associate Regional Chair.
In Region 5, Phil Greer was re-elected as the Regional Chair and Bill Middeke was elected as Associate Regional Chair.
In Region 7, Merry Murray was re-elected as the Regional Chair.
In Region 9, Shawn Montano was re-elected as the Regional Chair, and Wayne Thomas was elected as Associate Regional Chair.
In Region 11, Jordan Stead was elected as the Regional Chair, and Scott Jensen was elected as Associate Regional Chair.
NPPA National Secretary Michael P. King certified the results today and contacted the candidates.
Contact King with any questions at [email protected]