Society of Professional Journalists
Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center
3909 N. Meridian St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46208
317-927-8000 | Fax: 317-920-4789
Alison is a veteran journalist with over 30 years of experience as an award-winning reporter, bureau chief, senior editor and media trainer. She also has a decade of experience as a non-profit leader.
Tara Puckey is the Deputy Executive Director of SPJ, helping to bring together each component of the Societys operations into one cohesive brand.
Membership Manager and Chapter Liaison
Chrystal Parvin joined SPJ in January 2015, originally as a Retention Coordinator before taking on the role as Membership Coordinator and now Membership Manager and Chapter Liaison.
As Creative Director for SPJ, Tony Peterson is responsible for the design of Quill magazine, convention collateral, brand identity, marketing material and pretty much everything in between.
Abbi Booth is the Program Manager for SPJ. Abbi oversees planning for SPJs annual conference, Excellence in Journalism, in addition to conference planning for SPJs partner associations.
Michael Sanserino joined SPJ in November 2017 as Education Manager and editor of Quill Magazine after eight years as a reporter and editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Jennifer Royer joined SPJ HQ in August 2014 as the Societys first communications strategist. She develops and implements overall strategy for SPJs communication and marketing efforts regarding proactively promoting journalism advocacy and SPJs role in the profession and democracy.
Billy O'Keefe builds, designs and manages all of SPJ's homes on the web, including SPJ.org, Quill, the Journalist's Toolbox, the Excellence in Journalism website and more. On the side, he has authored and illustrated two books and moonlights as a freelance illustrator and writer as well as a web developer and consultant.
Christine Cordial joined the SPJ team in 2017. She oversees all things awards, manages the board elections process and assists with event planning for SPJs partner organizations.
Sarah Beck has been keeping the books at SPJ since coming to HQ at the end of 2012. She has a bachelors in accounting from Northwood University in Michigan.
As SPJs communications coordinator, Anna Gutierrez works on a variety of communications for SPJ: Creating the weekly e-newsletter for members, creating a monthly e-newsletter for supporters, writing press releases and managing and generating content for SPJs social media channels.
Linda Hall is in her 13th year at SPJ. She has a bachelors degree in business management from Columbus State Community College. She was hired as the Accounting Manager and one year later moved over to membership.
Marina Cinami joined SPJ in September 2017 to support ACES: The Society for Editing and provide communication services to SPJ client organizations.