Friday, May 13, 2011

End of Term at the White House News Photographers Association

After two terms as President of the White House News Photographers Association, my term ends with our 90th Anniversary Gala, May 14th, 2011. It has been my pleasure to serve the members during our meetings and discussions with the White House over access issues, as well as meeting individually with many of the members to discuss how to grow their businesses. It is with great ] appreciation that I thank our Executive Director, Heidi Elswick for her service, and especially board member Jon Elswick for her continuing service to the membership.

There is much work to be done by the board in the coming year. As my tenure was wrapping up, I found my last full day as President, handling press calls that resulted in (or followed up on) articles in the Washington Post (here), Los Angeles Times (here), Politico (here), and Poynter (here), to name as few. This issue will continue, and the access (and retrictions thereof) will continue as the White House shifts into campaign mode in the coming months.

Best wishes to the incoming President, Ron Sachs, and the board as they continue to serve the members of the WHNPA, who are truly, the Eyes of History.

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