Jon Broadbooks, who has been a champion for APME and a super board member, is turning the page and leaving the newspaper business.
Broadbooks, executive editor of the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill., is moving to a new office in town to work for the Illinois Association of Realtors as communications director.
We wish him well and thank him for his great work, which included serving as program chair for APME St. Louis, a great conference in 2009.
Taking Broadbooks' seat on the board will be Gary Graham, editor of The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash.
As is our practice, we asked the next top vote-getter in the most recent election to fill a vacancy. Graham finished in that spot in the Denver voting.
Welcome Gary. His addition gives the Northwest even more clout. The contingent now includes Laura Sellers-Earl, Bill Church, Jim Simon and Graham — all from Oregon and Washington.
See everyone in New York.
-- Bob Heisse