Our 2017-2018 Executive Board of Directors

The CWCMA Executive Board is made up of a President, President Elect, 1st Vice President and 2nd Vice President. Each position has responsibilities.

Aaron J. Kotarek

President

In my 15+ years as a CWCMA member I have fostered numerous trusted and lifelong friendships with organization colleagues on both the newspaper and business partner sides that I deeply cherish.

Oahu Publications, Inc., Star-Advertiser, Honolulu, HI

Troy Niday

President Elect

I choose to be an active member of CWCMA as the programing delivered along with the relationships I have built through my involvement have made me better equipment to meet the challenges of our industry.

The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA

Russ Briley

1st Vice President

I started in the newspaper business in 1978. What inspires me is the continuing dedication to our business from all of our circulation members and partners.

Signal Multimedia, Valencia, CA

Nichole Y. Wolf

2nd Vice President

I started my newspaper career with the Jackson (TN) Sun, working part time while attending college. Upon graduation I was accepted into Gannett’s Circulation Specialist Program and sent to New Jersey where I was responsible for learning all things Circulation. My current position is the Audience Development Manager.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Honolulu, HI


2017-2018 Board Members

The CWCMA Board of Directors is made of 7 members. The Board members serve a 2 year term 3 one year and for the next year The Board of Directors shall have full management and control of the affairs of the Association.

Duties of Directors – A Director shall be an active member in good standing. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, they shall assist in the securing of new members, the selling of advertising and shall assist in conference planning whenever requested.

Bobby Binkley

Board Member (Term expires June 2019)

Having been in Circulation management for over 30 years; I have been active in several Circulation Management association, CWCMA is the BEST.

The Arizona Republic

James Rashan

Board Member (Term expires June 2019)

I have worked in media distribution for over fifteen years and I am currently the Circulation Operations Manager at The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, AZ. I am excited to have been invited to become part of this organization. CWCMA is comprised of so many talented individuals, and I am confident that this team can provide leadership that will assist this industry though these transitional times and into an extremely bright future.

Arizona Daily Star, Tuscan, AZ

Robert Rivera

Board Member (Term expires June 2018)

I attended the CWCMA conference for the first time in 2015. New Mexico was not part of the organization as it was added in August of 2017 although I was welcomed to the conference and pleased to have left with plenty of ideas and new connections. I’m honored to serve on the board and continue to be a part of this great organization.

Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, NM

Kelly Rizzi

Board Member (Term expires June 2019)

The connections I have made through CWCMA have helped me tremendously in my role at the Los Angeles Times. As a new Board member, I am looking forward to helping our organization grow and sharing its value with my peers.

Los Angeles Times

David Serfozo

Board Member (Term expires June 2018)

The strength of CWCMA comes from newspaper professionals and industry partners working together. It’s this aspect of CWCMA membership that creates loyalty among its members. I have also created numerous relationships through this organization over the years, both personal and professional that will last a lifetime.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Meinert Toberer

Board Member (Term expires June 2019)

CWCMA is an organization that brings together both our business partners and newspaper professional together. The annual conference allows both sides to gather together.

Redding Record-Searchlight

Ron Yenkowski

Board Member (Term expires June 2018)

A big thanks for the support from our business partners… Thank you for your participation and innovative solutions to the industries challenges. The CWCMA is a great networking of ideas and partnerships… Thank you for your efforts and time invested in the organization.

Las Vegas Review-Journal


Blake Webber

Executive Director

I was in Newspaper Management for 9 years. Sales of Distribution and Marketing supplies to Newspapers for 27. I accepted the roll of Executive Director for CWCMA in June 2013.

CWCMA Executive Director

Mike Zinser

General Counsel

L. Michael Zinser has been the General Counsel of CWCMA for nearly four decades. He is the Founder and President of The Zinser Law Firm, P.C., a boutique labor law firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has a heavy concentration of clients in communications media, representing over 250 newspapers from New York to Hawaii. Michael has vast experience representing Companies on legal issues involving whether individuals are employees or independent contractors; the firm has handled this issue in 40 of the 50 states. The Zinser Law Firm, P.C. also has expertise in drafting Independent Contractor Agreements; providing pre-litigation advice; the National Labor Relations Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Unemployment Compensation law; Workers’ Compensation law; tort cases; and providing legislative assistance.

The Zinser Law Firm, P.C.