2024 Board Nominations & Elections

PMJA is a member-driven association governed by an elected Board of Directors.  The Board is responsible for strategically thinking, planning and evaluating on behalf of the association while the staff and volunteers typically execute programs and day-to-day operations.

For the 2024 elections, there are 3 available seats with 2-year terms. Members may nominate themselves or others during an open call for nominations from March 22 through April 15, 2024.

Eligibility
  • Any current dues-paying News Organization, Media Professional or Supporter member of PMJA is eligible to become a candidate.  Remember that everyone working at a member organization is a member!
  • Four board seats of the full board are reserved for individuals who are journalists at a member news organization.  
  • A board nomination form must be completed by the nominee by April 15, 2024
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Attend monthly Board meetings via Zoom
  • Chair one of PMJA's committees
  • Attend the annual Board retreat in the fall (travel, lodging and meals paid by PMJA)
  • Assist in planning the annual conference 
  • Attend the annual conference (registration paid by PMJA, board member pays travel and lodging)
  • Make a donation of any amount to the Public Media Journalism Foundation
Election Process
  • The Bylaws & Governance committee shall be charged with receiving the nominations, ensuring nominees are qualified and willing to serve, and that any requirements for Board composition are met.
  • Members are invited to nominate themselves or other members for election to the board.
  • Each nominee must present their qualifications and interest in the organization in a brief written summary as well as a short (2-minute maximum) recorded (either audio or video) candidate statement by April 21, 2024.
  • The Committee and the Board will make efforts to ensure news organizations represent the size diversity of the membership.
  • The Bylaws & Governance committee shall present a slate of nominees to the membership for election.
  • Elections will be held electronically on May 1 - 3, 2024.  Each dues-paying Member except Students shall have the right to one vote. Each organizational member is a single member and entitled to a single vote. 
  • The top 3 vote-getters will serve 2-year terms. 
Important Dates
  • March 22: Nominating opens

  • April 15: Deadline for nominations

  • April 21: Deadline for candidates to provide a written summary of qualifications and recorded candidate statement

  • April 25: Candidates presented to PMJA's membership 

  • May 1 -3: Members vote

  • June 4: Board orientation at #PMJA2024 @ NPR HQ in DC

  • July board meeting: New Board convenes and selects Officers

2024 Board Candidates

Kelsey Brunner
Kelsey Brunner
News Director Aspen Public Radio Inc.
Member
Lauren Chapman
Lauren Chapman
Digital editor WFYI
Member
LaToya Dennis
LaToya Dennis
News Director - WMFE Central Florida Public Media
Member
Alexis Kenyon
Interim News Director KGNU
Member
Joey Palacios
Joey Palacios
City Hall Reporter and Internship Coordinator Texas Public Radio
Member
Sáša Woodruff
Sáša Woodruff
News Director Boise State Public Radio
Member