Approve slate of candidates for 2018-19 ASNE board

The slate of candidates for election to the 2018-19 ASNE Board of Directors is set forth below. This will be a more streamlined election due to the pending merger with APME. As the candidates below are likely to serve for only one year until the merger is complete (though they are technically being elected to three-year terms) and the nominating committee was only able to identify a list of candidates equal in number to openings on the board, they are being presented as a slate for approval by the membership. When the merger completes, there will be a new election to create the Board of Directors of the new organization. 

Please read more about the candidates below and click on the link at the bottom to vote. You must be an ASNE member to vote. Deadline is 5 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, Sept. 11. Results will be announced the next day at the ASNE-APME News Leadership Conference in Austin, Texas.

Nicole Carroll was named editor-in-chief of USA TODAY in February. Before that, she had been executive editor of The Arizona Republic and since 2008, overseeing Arizona's largest news team. In 2016, she added regional responsibilities, serving as southwest regional editor for the USA TODAY Network. Carroll was a recipient of the 2017 Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award presented by the National Press Foundation. She led the extensive explanatory reporting project "The Wall" for the USA TODAY Network. The project won a Pulitzer Prize this year in the Explanatory Reporting category.

Rick Christie, editorial page editor of The Palm Beach Post since November 2013, supervises the opinion-editorial section and editorial board for The Post and He is the first and only person of color to be in the mast of Palm Beach County's oldest, largest and most influential news organization. Christie has directed everything from coverage of the Haiti earthquake to an award-winning investigation of felons operating kids' summer camps to Florida's real estate boom and bust to the election and inauguration of President Barack Obama. He has won various state, national and international awards, both as a reporter and an editor.

Audrey Cooper is the editor-in-chief of the San Francisco Chronicle, the first woman to fill the role in the company's 153-year history. Under Cooper's leadership, The Chronicle has emerged as one of the country's most innovative media outlets. Among other things, she started an in-house incubator program to explore new types of digital journalism. She started the SF Homeless Project, a first-of-its-kind collaboration of more than 80 news outlets dedicated to reporting on solutions to end homelessness. And In 2016, The Chronicle became the first newspaper-based company to show a feature-length documentary in nearly a dozen film festivals around the world. A native of the Kansas City area, Cooper graduated magna cum laude from Boston University.
Brian McGrory is the editor of The Boston Globe. A 27-year veteran of The Globe, he was previously a Metro columnist and associate editor. Born and raised in Boston and the region, he has also worked as The Globe's Metro editor, White House reporter, national reporter, general assignment reporter and suburban reporter. He won the Scripps-Howard award for commentary and the Sigma Delta Chi award for general column writing in 2011. The Globe was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting in 2014 for its coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and has been a finalist in four other categories over the last two years. McGrory has authored four published novels and a memoir about his family's pet rooster.

Anne Vasquez is a media executive navigating the intersection of digital audience, storytelling and revenue growth. As senior vice president of strategic initiatives and chief digital officer at Tribune Publishing (tronc, Inc.), she worked across editorial, product, marketing and advertising divisions to develop digital strategy across 10 markets that included the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she previously was managing editor overseeing content on all platforms and orchestrating culture change to reinvent the newsroom for the 21st Century. Through her leadership and vision, she has reimagined storytelling, fueled 500 percent annual growth in video audience and more than doubled video revenue. During that time, two newsrooms won their first Emmy Awards for excellence in video storytelling. Born and raised in Miami to Cuban immigrants, Vasquez has been a passionate champion of diversity and inclusion in media. 

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