The SPJ Mid-Michigan Chapter is led by a volunteer board of directors.
President: Lauren Gibbons — MLive
Lauren is the Political reporter for the Statewide Impact Team covering the 2016 election and other Capitol happenings from Lansing. She previously reported for MIRS News, The Columbus Dispatch, The Grand Rapids Press and others. She’s a longtime Lansing resident and Michigan State University graduate with passions for travel, history and Irish step dancing.
Vice President: Emily Lawler — MLive
Emily Lawler is the lead reporter for MLive’s Public Interest Team covering Michigan politics and policy. She joined MLive in 2014, and before that reported on the Michigan Senate and Gov. Rick Snyder administration for insider political newsletter MIRS News. She is a regular guest on Off The Record, a reporter-driven weekly television show about Michigan politics. A graduate of Michigan State University, she lives in Michigan’s capital city and enjoys touring the Midwest by bicycle.
Secretary: Carol Thompson — Lansing State Journal
Treasurer: Craig Mauger — The Detroit News
Board Member: Kathy Barks Hoffman — Martin Waymire
Board Member: Megan Banta — Lansing State Journal
Board Member: Judy Putnam — Lansing State Journal
Board Member: Lindsay VanHulle — Automotive News