Members elect new Executive Board to lead Guild

At the annual meeting of the Albany Newspaper Guild held Tuesday, Sept. 24, the following people were nominated and elected by members to serve three-year terms on the executive board:

Amanda Fries, President
Ken Crowe II, Vice President
Jayson McKenna, Treasurer
Lauren Stanforth, Secretary
Robert Gavin, Chief Steward
Jeff Boyer, At-large member
Ty Stewart, At-large member

Also at the meeting, the president discussed other issues currently facing the Guild, including the negotiations involving Hearst’s stated intention to eliminate Guild staff in the business office, as well as the Guild’s future plans to conduct more outreach among its membership.

The membership also voted on allocating $5,000 for the mobilization committee.

The Executive Board was thrilled to see so many people from various departments attend the meeting (the best turnout for an annual meeting in many years!). We look forward to reaching out to you about new initiatives in the months ahead, as well as keeping you updated on any information we can share concerning ongoing negotiations with Hearst Corp.

As always, please reach out to any of the board’s members for questions or issues you want to discuss confidentially.

Thank you for your support!

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