Sherry ThompsonNebraska Press Women (NPW) elected Sherry Thompson, a communications consultant from Omaha, to lead the group for two years. The election was held during the business meeting on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at Burchell’s White Hill Farm near Minden where the organization met for its fall convention.

Also elected were Cheryl Alberts Irwin of Lincoln, vice president; Beverly Wieler of West Point, secretary, and Lori Potter of Kearney, treasurer.

Thompson (pictured right) appointed the NPW Board of Directors, which is as follows:

  • Communicator of Achievement Award – Barb Batie, Lexington
  • Communications Contest – Terri Hahn, Osceola
  • High School Contest – Bette Pore, Grand Island, and LuAnn Schindler, Clearwater
  • Historian – Mary Pat Finn Hoag, Norfolk
  • Legislative/First Amendment – Jan Knight
  • Member Services – Ruth Brown, Lincoln
  • Membership – Judy Nelson, Lincoln
  • Newsletter – LuAnn Schindler, Clearwater
  • Publicity – Glennis Nagel, Kearney
  • Parliamentarian – Molly Klocksin, Lincoln
  • Professional Development – Jill Claflin, Cozad
  • Scholarships – Tammy Bain, North Platte
  • Past President – Bette Pore, Grand Island