The News Media Alliance has elected Mark Aldam, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Hearst, as chairman of its board of directors for the 2019-2020 term. Aldam, who previously served as vice chairman, succeeds Terry Kroeger, president and CEO of Smith Kroeger Marketing Communications. 

“Aldam and the board will continue to navigate the rapidly changing media landscape and vigorously advocate on behalf of the industry while introducing new strategies and initiatives to maximize member value,” said a release from the organization.

“Mark has been a tremendous asset to the Alliance and I am confident he will continue to exhibit the same strong leadership and enthusiasm for the industry as chairman that he has always shown,” said News Media Alliance President and CEO David Chavern.

Other News Media Alliance officers elected include Kirk Davis, chief executive officer, GateHouse Media (vice chairman); Terry Egger, chief executive officer and publisher, Philadelphia Media Network (secretary); and Antoinette “Toni” Bush, executive vice president and global head of government affairs, News Corp (treasurer). Elected to initial one-year terms on the board with terms beginning May 1 are Jim Brady, Spirited Media; Pamela (PJ) Browning, The Post and Courier; Frank Filippo, Dow Jones; Timothy Knight, Tribune Publishing; and Bill Marcil Jr., Forum Communications.

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