Congratulations to Nora Lopez, the new president of NAHJ; to Julio Cesar Chavez, the new vice president of broadcast; Yvette Cabrera, the returning VP of online; Arelis Hernandez, the new VP of print; Secretary Blanca Rios; Financial Officer Keldy Ortiz; At-Large Officers Mc Nelly Torres, Jennifer Marcial Ocasio and Jessica Retis; and student rep Luis Joel Mendez Gonzalez.
I am proud that we had this election at all. I had hoped to accomplish more on the board, but I pledge to serve in any capacity in which my service is needed. Blanca Rios ran an honorable campaign and deserves the support of all members.
I have a lot of work to do on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists, but I will never let go of my passion for NAHJ or the need of members to hold its board to the highest standard of service.
Good luck to the new president and the new board!