Register for Legislative Conference

Plan to attend the NAM Legislative conference. (Click here for registration form.)  The conference is December 6 – 8 at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA. George White is chairing a fine planning committee developing the program to cover current state and federal governmental issues affecting our newspaper media members.

You can reserve guest rooms at the Key Bridge Marriott by calling 800-266-9432.  You can also reserve by using this link:

Guest room rate is $139, a very favorable rate for Metropolitan DC.   Please refer to Newspaper Association Managers and the Legislative Conference dates – Dec 5-8 – in making reservations.  Cut-off date is November 14.  We urge you to make reservations by then. Afterwards, rooms if available, will be at a higher rate.

Looking forward to being together in Washington.

NAM Networks Conference cancelled

The NAM Networks Conference scheduled for November 1-3, 2015 in Sacramento, California has been cancelled because of low registration for the event.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause you and your team.  CNPA staff will contact registrants individually to arrange the return of registration fees and confirm cancellation of hotel rooms.  NAM will also cover registrants’ flight change or cancellation fees.   On the upside, we worked with the hotel to avoid charges associated with the cancelled event by agreeing to hold the NAM Ad Managers conference at the Delta King Hotel on May 15-17.  Look for a Save the Date notice for the event.  Though still in the planning stages, the Ad Managers conference will likely have some programming steered toward Ad Networks.

We are thankful to everybody who planned to join us for the Ad Networks Conference in Sacramento.  Please look forward to the next Ad Networks Conference in the Fall of 2016.


Lisa Hills,  NAM President

Tom Newton, NAM Director and Event Host

2015-16 NAM officers elected

Lisa Hills, executive director of the Minnesota Newspaper Association, has been elected president of Newspaper Association Managers Inc.. (NAM).  She succeeds Greg Sherrill of the Tennessee Press Association, now NAM’s immediate past president.

Lisa is the third Minnesotan to become NAM president.  Her predecessor, Linda Falkman, was president in 1995-95 and Robert M. Shaw was president in 1970-71.   All three were at NAM’s annual meeting last week in Minneapolis.

Layne Bruce of the Mississippi Press Association  was elected vice president of NAM and will be the chairman for next year’s annual meeting which will be August 9-12 in Reno, Nevada.

George F. White of the New Jersey Press Association was elected secretary.  Two new directors were elected to the NAM Board:  Michelle Rea of the New York Press Association to a two- year term expiring in 2017 and  Steve Nixon of the Saskatchewan Community Newspaper Association to a three-year term expiring in 2018.  Tom Newton, California Newspaper Publishers Association,  is a holdover director, term expiring in 2016.

David Bordewyk of South Dakota Newspaper Association continues as the NAM representative to NNA, and Morley L. Piper as The NAM Clerk.

Great meeting in Minneapolis

NAM Minneapolis Group Photo - Aug15Minneapolis will host the Super Bowl in 2018, but Lisa Hills and her team were in championship form already, hosting the 2015 NAM annual meeting in August. It was a terrific meeting with informative, engaging sessions and plenty of fun and hospitality to add to the mix. Thank you, Lisa, for a great time!

Click here for a few more photos from the Minneapolis meeting.

Executive Directors meet in Nashville

NAM Presidents

Outgoing NAM President Mike MacLaren of Michigan with newly elected NAM President Greg Sherrill of Tennessee and the NAM “Loving Cup” at the conclusion of the 91st annual NAM summer conference in Nashville.

NAM Group 2014

NAM members and their family and friends on the rooftop in downtown Nashville. Reception courtesy of Athlon Media Group.


2014-15 NAM President Greg Sherrill with esteemed NAM Clerk Morley Piper.

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