Amanda Ventura, associate editor at AZ Big Media in Phoenix, was elected president of
the Valley of the Sun chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists by fellow chapter members in elections held June 24.
Ventura, who had served the previous year as vice president, officially takes office July 1 along with three other officers.
Like Ventura, the three other officers were elected by acclamation at the chapter’s annual meeting at SunUp Brewing Co. & Brewhouse in uptown Phoenix:
- The new vice president is Perri Collins, content producer, W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Collins is winding up three terms as chapter president.
- Secretary Debra Krol, senior communications manager, Heard Museum, was re-elected.
- Teri Carnicelli, editor, North Central News and a former chapter president as well as former SPJ Region 11 director, was re-elected as chapter treasurer.