New OPA president is Brian Blansett

Brian Blansett was elected as president of the Oklahoma Press Association on June 9 during the OPA Convention in Oklahoma City.

Blansett, publisher of the Tri-County Herald in Meeker, will serve a one-year term, beginning July 1. He succeeds Dayva Spitzer, co-publisher of The Sayre Record & Beckham County Democrat, who will serve a one-year term as past president.

Other officers elected at the meeting were Ted Streuli, The Journal Record, as vice-president; and Rusty Ferguson, The Cleveland American, as treasurer.

Alan Herzberger from The Oklahoman was elected a three-year term as director, and John Denny Montgomery from The Purcell Register was re-elected to a three-year term. Elected to complete two years of a vacated three-year term was Zonelle Rainbolt of The Cordell Beacon.