ATHENS, GA – Three industry professionals have been appointed to the National Press Photographers Association's board of directors by NPPA president Michael P. King. Alanna Delfino, a photojournalist at WBFF FOX45 in Baltimore, and Eric Seals, a photo and video journalist at the Detroit Free Press/Freep.com, have accepted one-year appointments. King extended the appointment of Scott Jensen, news content manager at KTVA in Anchorage, an additional year.
Jensen was appointed to the board by Past President Melissa Lyttle. Delfino and Seals replace appointees Danese Kenon and Chelsea Matiash. Kenon, appointed in 2015 by then-president Mark Dolan, now chairs the Technology Committee which recommends and coordinates changes and updates to NPPA’s website and other digital infrastructure. Matiash was appointed by Lyttle in 2016 and has agreed to serve on NPPA’s Governance Committee in the year ahead.
The three new board members are on Twitter as @Alanna_Delfino, @alaskajensen, and @ericseals.
“I’m so happy to have Alanna, Eric and Scott advising NPPA in the year ahead," said King. “Not only are they masters at their craft, but they’re also respected by their colleagues as real leaders in the profession. Their voices are going to help NPPA continue to perfect itself, improve what we offer our members, and amplify our advocacy for ethics and quality in visual journalism.”
There are 15 members of NPPA's board of directors: six officers who make up the executive committee; six elected directors, and three appointed directors. All directors serve at-large, and thus they represent the entire NPPA membership. Elected directors serve three-year terms, while appointed directors serve at the pleasure of the president. The executive director serves as a non-voting, ex officio member.