Board of Directors

The Local Independent Online News Publishers association is governed by a Board of Directors, who guide the organization to best serve its members and fulfill its mission.

The Board of Directors of LION is:

Founding Board members

The LION Board evolved from a Steering Committee that guided the formation of the organization through mid-2012. Beyond many of those on the current Board, the Founding Directors included:

  • Mike Fourcher, Brownlinemedia.com, 2012
  • Glenn Burkins, Qcitymetro.com, 2012-2013
  • Ben Ilfeld, SacramentoPress.com, 2012-2013
  • Ikaika Hussey, The Hawaii Independent, 2012-2014

Former Board members

  • Denise Civiletti, RiverheadLOCAL.com, 2013-2014
  • Brandy Tuzon Boyd, The Natomas Buzz, 2012-2014
  • Gerard DeMarco, CliffviewPilot.com, 2012-2014
  • Krystal Knapp, PlanetPrinceton.com, 2012-2014

Steering Committee

The LION Steering Committee, which helped plan the first steps of the organization, also included:

  • Emily Lowrey, MagicCityPost.com
  • Patrick Sand, WestSeattleBlog.com
  • Debbie Galant, Baristanet.com