Dayva Spitzer, co-publisher of the Sayre Record & Beckham County Democrat, was elected as president of the Oklahoma Press Association during the OPA Convention in Oklahoma City.
Spitzer will serve a one-year term as president, beginning July 1.
Other officers elected at the meeting were Brian Blansett, publisher of the Tri-County Herald in Meeker, as vice president; Rod Serfoss, publisher of the Clinton Daily News, as treasurer; and Robby Trammell, news director at The Oklahoman, as immediate past president.
Barbara Vice, publisher of the Drumright Gusher and Yale News, was elected to a three-year term as director, and Mike Strain, managing editor at the Tulsa World, was re-elected to a three-year term.
Other members of the 2016-2017 OPA board are Ted Streuli, The Journal Record; Ray Dyer, El Reno Tribune; John Denny Montgomery, The Purcell Register; and Mark Millsap, The Norman Transcript. Mark Thomas is executive vice president of the association.
To download the full press release and photo, visit www.okpress.com/president