BPPA Elections 2021

Voting for the Boston Press Photographers Association officers and Board of Directors will take place from Dec. 6 to Dec. 13, 2021. 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. 6. If you feel you are eligible to vote but do not receive an email with a ballot link by the end of Dec. 6, please write to info@bppa.net

Positions and nominees below

We need to elect a slate of SIX members for the BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The top six candidates in voting will be elected to the board.

Nominees for the Board of Directors are:

  • Allison Dinner, freelance
  • Bill Greene, The Boston Globe (incumbent)
  • Rose Lincoln, Freelance / Harvard University (incumbent)
  • Meredith Nierman, GBH (incumbent)
  • Faith Ninivaggi, freelance (incumbent)
  • Jessica Rinaldi, The Boston Globe (incumbent)
  • Amanda Sabga, freelance (incumbent)

As immediate past-president, Stephan Savoia (AP, retired) will automatically serve as the seventh board member.



We also need to elect a full slate of officers:


  • Brian Snyder, Reuters (incumbent, unopposed)


  • Angela Rowlings, freelance (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.

  • Amy Sweeney, freelance (incumbent, 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

Allison Dinner, freelance

Hi, I am Allison Dinner, an independent photographer based in Boston. I have worked globally as a photographer for 15 years. Some clients include The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, AP, AFP, Getty Images, and The New York Times. I think local community is important, and that is why I am running to support the BPPA. My years of experience and continued journalism ethics can be a great contribution to the BPPA Board of Directors.