MNSPJ Election Results for 2019-20

Emma Nelson, a reporter with the Star Tribune, has been voted president-elect of the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) for the coming year. Frederick Melo of the Pioneer Press will serve as the chapter’s secretary while Briana Bierschbach of Minnesota Public Radio will serve as treasurer.

All three officers were elected via ballots submitted in June-July 2019. Election results were certified during the chapter’s annual meeting Thursday, July 19, at Dual Citizen Brewing in St. Paul.

In other election results, Hal Davis, Nicole Norfleet and Jackie Renzetti were elected to two-year terms.  All three currently serve on the chapter’s board. 

Christopher Snowbeck will serve as the chapter’s president for the coming year, with Joe Spear serving as past-president.  Emma Nelson will become president in July 2020.

Thanks to all those who voted. We have big plans for the coming year, so we hope you’ll consider becoming a member. For more information about the chapter, please contact us at