SEJ Announces 2013 Board Election Results and Stolberg Award Winner

The Society of Environmental Journalists 2013 board election and election of officers took place in conjunction with SEJ's 23rd Annual Conference in Chattanooga, Tenn. The board election was held Oct. 4 and the election of officers took place Oct. 5. 

Results of Board Election

Jennifer Bogo, Popular Science (active seat)

Douglas Fischer, (active seat)

Emily Gertz, Freelance Journalist (active seat)

David Poulson, Michigan State University's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism (academic seat)

Mark Schleifstein, |The Times-Picayune (active seat, previously served from 1999 - 2009)

Kate Sheppard, Huffington Post (active seat)

See the complete list of SEJ's board of directors here.


Results: Election of Officers

President: Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

1st Vice President and Programs Chair: Jeff Burnside, KOMO-4 News, Seattle

2nd Vice President and Membership Chair: Ashley Ahearn, KUOW National Public Radio, Seattle

Treasurer and Finance Chair: Carolyn Whetzel, Bloomberg BNA

Secretary: Christy George, Independent Radio and Television Producer


SEJ extends appreciation and thanks to outgoing board members:

Peter Fairley, Freelance Journalist (active seat since 2001)

Thomas Henry, The (Toledo) Blade (active seat since 2010)

Peter Thomson, PRI's The World (active seat since 1998)

Jennifer Weeks, Freelance Writer (active seat since 2010)

Tom Yulsman, University of Colorado School of Journalism (academic seat since 2010)


Said Board President Don Hopey: "It was an honor and a privilege to serve on the SEJ board of directors with the five outgoing members: Peter Fairley, Tom Henry, Peter Thomson Jennifer Weeks, Tom Yulsman. They all have my appreciation and thanks for their work on the board, which is ending, and their friendship and support of SEJ, which will, I expect, continue.

"Of course one positive effect of losing the two Peters and two Toms is that there will be less confusion in calling on board members to speak at our meetings."


2013 David Stolberg Meritorious Service Award Winner

Every year, the Society of Environmental Journalists honors one exceptional member volunteer with the David Stolberg Meritorious Service Award, established in 1998 and named in honor of SEJ founder David Stolberg. The 2013 winner is..... Jane Braxton Little!