APA elects new officers

Published 4:44 pm Friday, March 2, 2012

Leada Gore, display advertising manager for The Decatur Daily, has been elected president of the Alabama Press Association. She succeeds Alan Davis, vice president and regional publisher for Media General in Alabama. Davis became chairman of the board.

From left, David Moore, Leada Gore and Alan Davis.

David Moore, editor of The Arab Tribune, became first vice president, and Tom

Scarritt, editor of The Birmingham News, was elected second vice president of APA.

Horace Moore, publisher of The Northwest Alabamian in Haleyville was elected for a first term on the APA board.

Board members elected for a two-year term were: John Harvey, advertising director of The Advertiser-Gleam in Guntersville; David Proctor, publisher of The Clay Times-Journal in Lineville; Russell Quattlebaum, publisher of The Southeast Sun in Enterprise; Ann Laurence, publisher of The News Courier in Athens; Bob Martin, publisher of The Montgomery Independent; and Michele Gerlach, publisher of The Andalusia Star-News.

Members remaining on the board are: Mike Marshall, editor of the Press-Register in Mobile; Scott Brown, director of operations for Tennessee Valley Printing Co. in Decatur; Pam Siddall, publisher of The Birmingham News; Wanda Lloyd, editor of the Montgomery Advertiser; and Glenda Curl, publisher of the Wilcox Progressive Era in Camden.

The APA Journalism Foundation elected Huntsville Times Editor Kevin Wendt as its new president, and Darrell Sandlin, publisher of the TimesDaily in Florence as vice president. Wendt succeeds Tim Prince, publisher of The Clanton Advertiser and the Shelby County Reporter, who became chairman of the board.

New Foundation board members include: Tim Reeves, editor of The Selma

Times-Journal and former managing editor of The Clanton Advertiser; Don Hudson, executive editor of The Decatur Daily; Robert Bozeman, publisher and editor of The Evergreen Courant; Brad Shurett, publisher and editor of The Daily Sentinel in Scottsboro; Kenneth Boone, publisher and editor of The Outlook in Alexander City; K.A. Turner, business editor of the Press-Register in Mobile; and Brenda Pujol, publisher, The Geneva County Reaper.