INBA Officer And Board Elections

Here are the results of officer and board elections held at the Fall Convention in Urbana on Saturday September 28. All officers are elected to one-year terms. Board members are elected to two-year terms, unless they are completing someone else's term.

President: Josh Morgan was re-elected for a second term without opposition.

Vice-President: Nora Baldner did not run for re-election. Brian Moline was elected without opposition.

Recording Secretary: Rachel Lippman was elected to her first full term, after replacing Jasmine Crighton earlier this year. Jasmine moved out of state to take a position at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Executive Secretary: Rich Egger was re-elected without opposition.

Treasurer: Tanya Koonce-Williams was re-elected without opposition.

Board of Directors: There were four two-year positions up for election because of expiring terms, plus two additional one-year terms because Rachel Lippman and Brian Moline moved into officer positions. Seven people ran for the six positions. Members elected Rick Koshko and Margaret Larkin to one-year terms. They elected Ryan Denham, Sam Dunklau, Mike Miletich, and Dana Vollmer to two-year terms.

Thanks to everyone for their current and past service to INBA!

Board members Margaret Larkin, Rick Koshko, Mike Miletich, Dana Vollmer, and Sam Dunklau

INBA Board members, from left, Margaret Larkin, Rick Koshko, Mike Miletich, Dana Vollmer, and Sam Dunklau

(photo credit: Lee Milner)

Mike Miletich

Joining the INBA was one of my best life decisions. I met some of the best broadcast journalists while I was still a college student. Plus, I ended up getting a job through the connections I made!

Molly Jirasek

One of my top goals in my career was to get to Chicago. Thanks to INBA I met Margaret Larkin. She remembered our great conversations about Chicago and first alerted me to a job opening in the city I might be interested in. Lo and behold, I got that job! INBA helped me reach my dream.

Jennifer Fuller

INBA is not only a great networking tool, it also provides advocacy and support for journalists in an ever-changing world.

Michelle Eccles McLaughlin

INBA is an organization that really caters to continuing education for professionals. It offers a relatively inexpensive way to learn new things, reinforce best practices and network.

Alexis McAdams

INBA played a huge part in preparing me for my broadcasting career. The INBA conventions connect students with on-air talent and news directors who give feedback on now to improve your work. Through relationships I made at those conventions, I was able to obtain my first on air reporting job.

Nora Baldner

The support INBA gives to student journalists is vitally important as we all discover how technology is changing news dissemination, INBA monitors and actively encourages truth, transparency and accountability from students and their universities.

Bob Roberts

INBA is as much about friendship and as it is about achieving common goals. It provides two things individual newsrooms cannot: in-service training, and the ability to speak out on issues affecting the profession. But most of all, it brings newspeople together.

Brian O'Keefe

One of the greatest benefits for me has been getting to see and know other parts of the state. I’m not from Illinois and traveling to spring and fall conventions over the years has transformed dots on a map to memories of places that enhance my story telling process.

Ryan Denham

“I recently attended my first INBA conference—and it won’t be my last. The combination of professional and student journalists learning together is electric. Everyone learns from each other and walks away with new friends (and LinkedIn connections). I know I did.”

Aaron Eades

As a student, it's often difficult to picture what working in the real world will be like. For me, the INBA bridged that gap by giving me the chance to talk to professionals who used to be in the same shoes I'm in now.

Jeff Bossert

When I was working in radio for the first time, I had no idea whether I could truly handle the demands. But INBA made me curious and want to improve. Even now, when I’ve maybe worked a lot of hours or planned some stories that didn’t come together for one reason or another, what I learn from an INBA conference gets me re-invigorated about the business.

Andrew Tanielian

INBA taught me how to network in a meaningful way. The scholarship process taught me how to endure a hard job interview and thrive.

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