MPA Board of Directors

The Michigan Press Association is governed by a board of fifteen directors elected by the general membership. Founded in 1868, the MPA promotes the power of print and the public’s right to know.


Doug Caldwell

Petoskey News-Review

Vice President

Kevin Hook

Grand Haven Tribune

President Elect

Brad Thompson

Detroit Legal News


John Bebow

Bridge Magazine

Immediate Past President

Bill Speer

Alpena News


MPA Commitees

MPA has many committees set up to provide input and ideas that help central staff deliver services and training to our members that assist them in doing their jobs.

If you are interested in participating on a committee please contact

  • Education Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Public Policy Committee
  • Better Newspaper Contest Committee
  • Personnel Committee
  • Public Notices Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Communications Committee