Current Directors

  • PRESIDENT: Dick Hammerstrom, retired, Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
  • VICE PRESIDENT: Paul Casalaspi, Director, Information Technology, Library of Virginia
  • SECRETARY: Stephen Hayes, General Manager, WTVR
  • TREASURER: Jeff South, Associate Professor, VCU School of Mass Communications
  • IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: Craig T. Fifer, Communications Director, City of Alexandria
  • Brian Colligan, Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk
  • Lou Emerson, Publisher, FauquierNow.com
  • Maria Everett, former director, FOIA Council
  • Paul Fletcher, Publisher & Editor, Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • Christopher Gatewood, Threshold Counsel
  • Bob Gibson, Academy for Civic Renewal, Cooper Center for Public Service
  • Wat Hopkins, professor, communications studies, Va. Tech
  • Forrest M. "Frosty" Landon, Retired VCOG founding director
  • Shelley Kimball, professor of media law, The George Washington University
  • Jeff Lester, News Editor, Coalfield Progress
  • Lawrence McConnell, Charlottesville; editor, The Roanoke Times
  • Patricia O'Bannon, Henrico County Board of Supervisors
  • Sacha Purciful, VP, General Manager, WHSV
  • Nancy Kent Smith, VP/News WWBT-TV
  • Jonathan Williams, Virginia Association of Broadcasters
  • EX OFFICIO MEMBER: Betsy Edwards, executive director, Virginia Press Association
  • EX OFFICIO MEMBER: Doug Easter, Virginia Association of Broadcasters
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Megan Rhyne, Williamsburg