Congratulations to MNSPJ’s new board members

The Minnesota Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists held its annual meeting Wednesday night, where it counted and announced the results of its annual election.

Members elected Jenna Ross, a reporter for the Star Tribune, as president-elect, re-elected Chris Snowbeck, a reporter for the Star Tribune, as treasurer and elected Joe Spear, Mankato Free Press managing editor, as secretary.

Ben Garvin, KARE11 photojournalist, will serve as president in the coming year after being elected last year.

Full results for this year’s election are below.

(One-year terms)


President (elected in 2015): Ben Garvin

President-elect: Jenna Ross

Secretary: Joe Spear

Treasurer: Christopher Snowbeck

(Two-year terms)


Nathan Hansen

Frederick Melo

Stephen Montemayor

Laura Yuen

Congratulations to our new board members and thanks to all the members who voted.