Mike Sherman
Sports Editor
The Oklahoman
9000 N. Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Cell: 405-990-0352
Office: 405-475-3164



Mary Byrne
Managing Editor
7950 Jones Branch Dr.
McLean, VA 22108
Office: 703-854-5258
Cell: 703-599-0061
Email: mbyrne@usatoday.com



Tommy Deas
Executive Sports Editor
Tuscaloosa News
315 28th Ave.
Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35401
Office: 205-722-0224
Cell: 205-454-0117
Fax: 205-722-0187
E-mail: tommy.deas@tuscaloosanews.com



John Bednarowski
Sports Editor
Marietta Daily Journal
580 S. Fairground St.
Marietta, Ga. 30060
Office: 770-428-9411 x221
Cell: 205-215-6287
E-mail: johnbednarowski@gmail.com



Jack Berninger
Richmond Times-Dispatch (retired)
P.O. Box 29743
Richmond, VA 23242
Home: 804-741-1565
Cell: 804-754-6148
E-mail: jackapse@aol.com


Regional Chairs


Andi Petrini
Sports Editor

(Newport News) Daily Press
Office: (757) 247-4643
Cell: (609) 364-0259

Vice chair:

Steve Hemphill
Sports Editor

Roanoke (Va.) Times

201 W. Campbell Ave.

PO Box 2491

Roanoke, VA 24011

Office: (540) 981-3128

Cell: (303) 775-2676

Email: steven.hemphill@roanoke.com



Loren Nelson
Sport Ngin/Minnesota Hockey Hub
National Media Editor
1400 Van Buren St. NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413

Work: 612-379-1030

Cell: (952) 353-0800

Email: loren.nelson@sportngin.com

Vice chair: Vacant


Michael Peters

Sports Editor

Tulsa World

315 S. Boulder Ave.

Tulsa, OK, 74103
Cell: (918) 581-8348

Office: (918) 581-8348

Email: Michael.peters@tulsaworld.com

Vice chair:

Chris Fickett

Deputy Sports Editor

Kansas City Star

1729 Grand Blvd.

Kansas City, MO, 64108

Office: 816-234-4354


Chris Imperiale
Sports Editor

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune

149 Penn Ave.

Scranton, PA 18503

Office: (570) 348-9125

Cell: (570) 510-9423

Email: cimperiale@timesshamrock.com

Vice chair:

Michael Sedor

Sports Editor

The Patriot-News/PennLive.com

2020 Technology Pkwy., Suite 300

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Office: (717) 255-8248

Cell(717) 979-8122

Email: msedor@pennlive.com


Judy Connelly
Sports Editor

Times-Herald Record (Middletown, NY)
40 Mulberry St.

Middletown, NY 10940

Office: (845) 346-3189

Cell(570) 371-7986


Vice chair:

Jim Luttrell

Senior Staff Editor

New York Times

620 Eighth Ave.

New York, NY 10018

Office: (212) 556-5875
Cell: (732) 580-0290


Seth Prince

Sports Editor

The Oregonian

1320 SW Broadway

Portland, OR 97201

Office: (504) 294-5069

Cell: (360) 931-0604

Email: sprince@oregonian.com

Vice chair

Ed Guzman

Assistant Sports Editor

Seattle Times

100 Denny Way

Seattle, WA 98109

Office: (206) 464-3191

Cell: (206) 678-6241


Mike Szvetitz
Sports Editor

Opelika-Auburn (AL) News
2901 Society Hill Rd.

Opelika, AL 36804

Work: (334) 737-2513

Cell: (334) 750-3572
Email: mszvetitz@oanow.com

Vice chair:
Chris White
Director of Digital Innovation

Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
1 Press Place

Athens, GA 30601

Office: (706) 208-2239

Cell: (352) 284-7501

Email: christopher.c.white@onlineathens.com


Nick Mathews
Sports Editor

Houston Chronicle
801 Texas Ave.

Houston, TX 77002

Work: (713) 362-2816

Cell: (832) 509-9513
Email: nick.mathews@chron.com

Vice chair:
Greg Rajan
Corpus Christi Caller-Times

820 N. Lower Broadway

Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Office: (361) 886-3702

Cell: (361) 442-6973



Gene Warnick
Sports editor

Los Angeles News Group
21860 Burbank Blvd., Suite 200

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Work: (818) 713-3632

Cell: (818) 454-0834

Vice chair:
Melissa Geisler
Director, Sports Digital Programming and Production

Yahoo! Sports

2401 Colorado Ave., Bldg. A, Third Floor

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Office: (805) 441-5339

Cell: (805) 441-5339

Email: geisler@yahoo-inc.com


Mike Sherman

Mike Sherman

The Oklahoman

Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne

First Vice President

Tommy Deas

Tommy Deas

Second Vice President
The Tuscaloosa News

John Bednarowski, sports editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal, was elected to a two-year term as APSE's third vice president in 2014.

John Bednarowski

Third Vice President
Marietta Daily Journal

Jack Berninger

Jack Berninger

Executive Director
Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Sep 15, 2014APSE at ASNE/APME Conference: Day 1

APSE president Mike Sherman of The Oklahoman is attending the ASNE-APME conference in Chicago. Follow his posts and others from Day 1 of the conference for news and updates relevant to sports journalism. Live Blog APSE at ASNE-APME conference  

Aug 6, 2012Third Vice President’s column: Reach out to smaller papers that are not APSE members

  By Tommy Deas Executive Sports Editor The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News   First, let me extend my thanks and appreciation to those who elected me to this position and to all the old friends I got to see and new friends I got to meet at the Summer Conference in Chicago. The Third Vice President’s […]

Jul 28, 2012President’s column: The time is now to invest in the future of APSE

Sponsoring a student through APSE’s new Student Outreach Initiative is a great way to give back to the organization and the future of sports journalism. APSE President Gerry Ahern calls on APSE members to recruit and sponsor one college student as a member of the organization. The students can come from your alma mater or your coverage area. The $25 fee will give the students access to the minds and events that will shape the future of sports journalism.