Leadership

Lisa Wilson, President

Lisa Wilson

Lisa Wilson is managing editor/NFL for The Athletic. She worked as senior editor/sports for ESPN’s The Undefeated, the premier platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture from 2017-18. She was executive sports editor of The Buffalo News from 2011-17, the nation’s only black female sports editor at a major metropolitan daily.

During Lisa’s tenure, The News earned two Grand Slams (2014 and 2012) and three Triple Crowns (2011, 2013 and 2015) in the Associated Press Sports Editors’ annual contest. 

The Buffalo native started at The News as a copy editor and layout editor in 1998 and was promoted to assistant sports editor in 2007. A 1991 graduate of Canisius College, she worked at the Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls, N.Y. from 1992-98 as a sports reporter, features editor and sports editor.

lwilson@theathletic.com

Gary Potosky, First Vice President

Gary Potosky

Gary Potosky has been sports editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, which includes the Philadelphia Daily News and inquirer.com, since 2015. He was deputy sports editor of the Inquirer, and deputy sports editor of the Asbury Park Press (NJ)  prior to that. 

During Gary’s tenure, The Inquirer has been a triple crown winner (2017) and has been judged Top 10 website in the largest APSE contest category. During his time as sports editor, The Inquirer has transitioned into a digital-first newsroom with a fast-growing subscriber base.

The Middlesex, N.J., native earned journalism and history degrees from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.) in 1987. Gary has attended every national conference since 2015, and every judging conference since 2014. He has been Commissioners Committee chair since 2016.

gpotosky@inquirer.com

Jorge Rojas, Second Vice President

Jorge Rojas

Jorge Rojas has been the managing editor of The Athletic/Florida since 2018.

Previously, Jorge was the longtime sports editor at the Miami Herald, where he worked for 24 years (14 as executive sports editor). He was an associate editor at The Sporting News and copy editor at the Orlando Sentinel before taking the job as an assistant sports editor in Miami. His work at the Herald included coordinating and supervising coverage of many big events — Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, college football championships, NASCAR championships and seven Olympics — and several high-profile news stories, including the 2016 death of José Fernandez, which won national awards and was nominated for a Pulitzer. His sections consistently won APSE awards along with state, regional and national recognition. 

A native of Miami and a 1985 journalism graduate from the University of Florida, Jorge has been a member of APSE since 2000. He served as the diversity chairman for more than a decade and has been a fixture on the Olympic, Commissioners and Futures committees. Along with Michael Anastasi, he helped launch the APSE Diversity Fellowship and was instrumental in securing a two-year, $31,500 grant from the Knight Foundation for the Fellowship in 2016.

jrojas@theathletic.com

Steve Hemphill, Third Vice President

Steve Hemphill

Steve Hemphill is in his 11th year as the sports editor at the Roanoke Times. 

Steve joined APSE in 1998 and served as the chair of the Atlantic Coast Region for two years (2016-17), in addition to being named chair of the Futures Committee. A graduate of Colorado State University in 1989, he spent more than a decade at the Longmont (Colo.) Daily Times-Call, working as a copy editor and sportswriter before moving up to sports editor. 

Steves journalism career began at the Scottsbluff (Neb.) Star-Herald, where he spent more than three years doing a number of tasks, including writing, design and editing.

steven.hemphill@roanoke.com

Bill Eichenberger, Executive Director

Bill Eichenberger

 

Bill Eichenberger is a former senior editor at Bleacher Report and served as New York sports editor at the Wall Street Journal and as sports editor at Newsday, the Akron Beacon Journal and the Macon Telegraph. In addition, he’s worked in sports editing roles at the New Orleans Times-Picayune and The Columbia State. He teaches sports journalism at Adelphi University and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

He was president of APSE for the 2003-04 term.

billapse707@gmail.com

Glen Crevier, Conference Coordinator

Glen Crevier

Glen Crevier retired as assistant managing editor for sports at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis in 2018, a position he held since 1998.

He was previously sports editor at the News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash., and the Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press Democrat. After graduating from Hiram (Ohio) College in 1975, he was a sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, Ariz., and the Sacramento Union.

Crevier has been involved with APSE since 1988, and he was president of the organization in 2005-06.

gncrev66@gmail.com

REGION LEADERSHIP

Atlantic Coast

Ethan Joyce

Chair: Ethan Joyce

Sports Reporter

Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal

418 N. Marshall St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

EJoyce@wsjournal.com

Monica Holland

Vice chair: Monica Holland

Sports Editor

The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer

458 Whitfield St., Fayetteville, N.C. 28306

mholland@fayobserver.com

Great Lakes

Larry Graham

Chair: Larry Graham

Assistant Managing Editor

The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)

541 N. Superior St. Toledo, Ohio 43660

lgraham@theblade.com

Rachel Crader

Vice chair: Rachel Crader

National Sports Editor

Lee Enterprises

1901 Fish Hatchery Rd. Madison, Wis. 53713

rcrader@lee.net

Great Plains

Ryan Sharp

Chair: Ryan Sharp

Sports Editor

The Oklahoman

100 W. Main, Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73102

RSharp@oklahoman.com

Jeff Patterson

Vice chair: Jeff Patterson

Assistant Sports Editor

The Oklahoman

100 W. Main, Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73102

JPatterson@oklahoman.com

Elections to fill this position will take place later in July. Stay tuned.

Mid-Atlantic

Glenn Yoder

Chair: Glenn Yoder

NBA and MLB Editor

The Washington Post

1301 K St NW, Washington, DC 20071

glenn.yoder@washpost.com

Tony Maluso

Vice chair: Tony Maluso

Sports Editor

The Citizens’ Voice

75 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701

amaluso@citizensvoice.com

Northeast

Justin Pelletier

Chair: Justin Pelletier

Sports Editor

The Boston Herald

70 Fargo St. Boston, MA 02210

justin.pelletier@bostonherald.com

Josh Barnett

Vice chair: Josh Barnett

Executive Sports Editor

The Buffalo News

One News Plaza, Buffalo NY 14240

jbarnett@buffnews.com

Northwest

Mark Johnson

Chair: Mark Johnson

Sports Editor

The Register-Guard

3500 Chad Dr., Eugene, Ore. 97408

mark.johnson@registerguard.com

Ralph Walter

Vice chair: Ralph Walter

Assistant Managing Editor/Sports

The Spokesman-Review

999  Riverside Ave.,

Spokane, Wash. 99210

RalphW@spokesman.com

Southeast

Hugh Kellenberger

Chair: Hugh Kellenberger

Executive editor/The Fieldhouse

The Athletic

Jackson, MS

hkellenberger@theathletic.com

Erik Hall

Vice chair: Erik Hall

Lead Producer for Sports

USA Today Network (based in Nashville)

1801 West End, 17th Floor, Nashville TN 37203

hallerik7@gmail.com

Southwest

Reid Laymance

Chair: Reid Laymance

Sports Editor

Houston Chronicle

4747 Southwest Freeway, Houston Texas 77027

reid.laymance@chron.com

Maria McIlwain

Vice chair: Maria McIlwain

Sports copy editor

The Houston Chronicle

4747 Southwest Freeway, Houston Texas 77027

maria.mcilwain@chron.com

West

Bill Bradley

Chair: Bill Bradley

Sports Editor

Las Vegas Review-Journal

1111 W. Bonanza Road P.O. Box 70 Las Vegas, NV 89125

bbradley@reviewjournal.com

Joe Baird

Vice chair: Joe Baird

Sports Editor

Salt Lake Tribune

90 400 W #700, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

jbaird@sltrib.com