MIPA’s executive board sets policy and direction of the organization. The board includes elected officers (president, first vice president, second vice president, secretary, treasurer, four trustees and the immediate past president), and chairpersons of standing media committees (Newspaper, Yearbook, Video and Digital Media). All officers are elected by the membership for two-year terms. The immediate past president serves a one-year term following the end of his or her two-year term as president. MIPA also has several advisory committees that help do the work of the association and advise the board. Committee chairs are appointed by MIPA’s president, with approval by the board.

2016-17 Executive Board

Elected Officers

President

Shari Adwers

First Vice President

Ava Butzu

Second Vice President

Sara-Beth Badalamente

Secretary

Marilyn Hess

Treasurer

Betsy van der Zee

Trustee

Elizabeth Cyr

Trustee

Libby Held

Trustee

Tim Morley

Trustee

Stephanie Orth

Trustee

Jeremy Whiting

Standing Committee Chairs

Newspaper Chair

C.E. Sikkenga

Yearbook Chair

Pam Bunka

Broadcast/Video Chair

Roger Smith

Digital Media Chair

Jamie Flanagan

Advisory Committees

Curriculum/Special Projects Chair

Vacant

Hall of Fame Chair

Christina Hammitt

JEA Liaison

Vacant

Legislative Chair

Vacant

Membership Chair

Vacant

Middle School Chair

Vacant

Student Advisory Committee Chair

Stacy Smale

Ex-Officio

Executive Director

Jeremy W. Steele

Summer Workshop Director

Chad Sanders