MPA Foundation Leadership

The Foundation is managed by a Board of Trustees consisting of five trustees, all of whom are past presidents of the Michigan Press Association. Trustees hold office for one year and election to the offices of president and secretary-treasurer are made yearly by the Board of Trustees at the annual meeting of the Michigan Press Association in January of each year.

Executive Officers


Richard Perlberg

MPA President 2002

Vice President

Ron Dzwonkowski

MPA President 2010


Wesley Maurer

MPA President 1988

Past President

Dirk Milliman

MPA President 1996

Trustee at Large

Marcia Loader

MPA President 2006

Board Members

Paul Bedient

MNI President 1998

Lonnie Peppler-Moyer

MPA President 2008

Jenny Anderson

MPA President 2011

Chris Huckle

MPA President 2013

Bill Speer

MPA President 2015

Jim Young

MPA President 2012

Mickey Hirten

MPA President 2014

Brad Thompson

MPA President Elect 2017


Jim Sherman Sr.

Trustee Emeritus