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


Dirk Milliman

MPA President 1996

Vice President

Lonnie Peppler-Moyer

MPA President 2008


Bill Speer

MPA President 2015

Board Members

Jenny Anderson

MPA President 2011

Chris Huckle

MPA President 2013

Jim Young

MPA President 2012

Brad Thompson

MPA President 2018

Marcia Loader

MPA President 2006

Margaret Trimer

Delta Dental

Jim Wojcik

J-school Central Michigan University

Janet Nellis Mendler

Retired Journalism Educator

Rich Perlberg

MPA President 2002

Julie Stafford

Greenville Daily News

James Tarrant

Executive Director

Kevin Hook

MPA President 2019

Sara Wurfel

Truscott Rossman