Voting for the Boston Press Photographers Association officers and Board of Directors will take place from Dec. 5 to Dec. 12, 2017. All current paid and lifetime members are eligible to vote in the election. Those eligible to vote should receive an email with a link to the ballot on Dec. 5. If you feel you are eligible to vote but do not receive an email with a ballot link by the end of Dec. 5, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Positions and nominees below
We need to elect a slate of SIX members for the BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Nominees for the Board of Directors are:
- Jessica Rinaldi, The Boston Globe (incumbent)
- Angela Rowlings, The Boston Herald (incumbent)
- Amy Sweeney, The Eagle-Tribune (incumbent)
- Rose Lincoln, Freelance / Harvard University (incumbent)
- John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe (incumbent)
- Hadley Green, The Salem News
- Craig F. Walker, The Boston Globe
As immediate past-president, Bill Greene of the Boston Globe will automatically serve as the seventh board member.
We also need to elect a full slate of officers:
- Stephan Savoia, AP (incumbent, unopposed)
- Brian Snyder, Reuters (incumbent, unopposed)
TREASURER: By tradition and the bylaws, the Treasurer maintains the association’s finances and takes the lead in fundraising efforts such as sponsorships and advertising.
- Sam Goresh, Freelance (unopposed)
SECRETARY: By tradition and the bylaws, the Secretary keeps meeting minutes and in recent years the Secretary has also served as the association’s web master.
- M. Scott Brauer, Freelance (incumbent, unopposed)
MARSHAL: The Marshall maintains order at meetings. The Marshall also assists the other officers as needed.
- CJ Gunther, EPA(incumbent, unopposed)
All officers and Board members contribute to policy discussions and planning.
Introductions for new nominees
Sam Goresh, nominee for Treasurer
My name is Sam Goresh and I am running for treasurer of the BPPA. For the past two years I have served as a president-appointed board member. In that time, I have helped put together the awards dinner video in 2016, which was a great way for me to get to know some of the members, and helped the BPPA get on social media (it’s gonna happen – we have a plan to make our Instagram account more active!). I have also been working with the current treasurer, Neal Hamberg, to better understand the work he does to manage the BPPA’s finances.
I have worked as a staff photographer for community newspapers and continue to freelance in and around the Boston area. In the past year I have taken my journalism skills to transition into tech as a User Experience (UX) designer. I have used my UX knowledge to spearhead the BPPA survey to better know our members, and to figure out how to best redesign the BPPA website.
As treasurer I hope to continue my work with the BPPA. I plan to more actively know and advocate for our members, ensuring that this organization continues to serve and support them in this changing industry.
Hadley Green, nominee for Board of Directors
As a staff photojournalist at The Salem News, I hope to become a board member of the BPPA to help the organization meet the needs of photojournalists across Massachusetts.
Prior to joining The Salem News I worked as a freelance photojournalist for WBUR and a variety of local and national publications, from Somerville Neighborhood News to Global Post and The Atlantic. I became interested in photojournalism while studying International Relations at Tufts University, where I graduated from in 2015. I grew up in Massachusetts and am passionate about storytelling in communities across the state.
As a board member of the BPPA, I hope to help strengthen the photojournalism community in Massachusetts, lead efforts to empower young women in the field, find opportunities to diversify newsrooms, and support freelance photographers. I’d like to help the BPPA open doors for new voices in photojournalism and ensure the organization is relevant to the next generation of press photographers. I believe my perspective as a young, female photojournalist would be a valuable contribution to the BPPA community.
Craig F. Walker, nominee for Board of Directors
Before joining The Boston Globe a little over two years ago, I worked at The Denver Post for 17 years. But New England is no stranger to me. I graduated from Rhode Island School of Photography in 1986, and my first two jobs were in Massachusetts at the Marlboro Enterprise and the Berkshire Eagle. It was during these early years that I fell in love with The Globe. It was like a having a photography lesson over breakfast everyday. While working in small newsrooms, I studied the photojournalism being produced by The Globe, The Herald and the Associated Press, and truly came to appreciate the photo community in Boston. Now, 30 years later, I am so happy to be part of it. It would be an honor to serve on the board of the Boston Press Photographers Association.