A Message From The President

Dear NEACE Colleagues and Friends,

With winter in our rearview mirror we are excited to turn our attention to spring and our upcoming 2023 spring conference. Over the past several months, the NEACE Board of Directors has been working hard to implement some significant changes that we believe will benefit our members and the NEACE organization for years to come.

One of those changes include a much-needed upgrade to our Neace.com website. This project began at the urging of past president, Warren Dews. With the hard work of Jim Falzone, John Harrison and our longtime webmaster, Gerry LeBlanc, I am happy to report that the upgrade is now complete. Gerry, who began his career in the newspaper industry, has been a loyal NEACE supporter for many years. His expertise and his willingness to listen to our needs has resulted in an enhanced user experience with improved features and functionality that will make visits to our website, seamless.

Another significant change is our name. We are now NorthEast Association of Communication Executives. We retained the N.E.A.C.E acronym and have dropped Circulation from the name to be more inclusive of other newspaper departments. In addition to Circulation, Neace now includes Marketing, Advertising, Operations, and Production. We also replaced New England with NorthEast to expand our footprint and grow membership.

While we still have a lot of work to do, we have emerged post-pandemic with a renewed sense of hope and pride that this 106-year old organization will continue its longstanding tradition of excellence. I am incredibly honored to serve alongside the most devoted group of newspaper executives. I am especially grateful for our loyal vendors, without whom our conferences would not happen.

This year’s spring conference will be held May 21 – May 23 at the Inn at Mill Falls in beautiful Meredith, New Hampshire. We have an outstanding business program planned and we look forward to seeing you there!

Lori Rahill, President