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.
Director of Development
Larry joined the staff in May 2018 to oversee the fundraising efforts of SPJ and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. He earned his degree in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of Memphis and has worked in fundraising for 15 years.
Tony is responsible for the design of Quill magazine, convention collateral, brand identity, marketing material and pretty much everything in between.
Jennifer 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.
Quill Editor and Training/Education Manager
Monica's first byline was as a seventh-grader for her hometown Detroit Free Press, when she mailed in a review for the Sunday Books section. She later studied news-editorial journalism at Temple University and interned each year at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Journalist on Call
Rod has experience at numerous news organizations across the country. Most recently, he served as an editor for The Associated Press at its Philadelphia-based East Regional Desk. In this role, he worked on several major national stories including the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut, the Boston Marathon bombing and the sexual assault trials of Bill Cosby.
Director of Conferences and Events
Basharat has more than 18 years of experience as a convention and event planner, most recently with the Islamic Society of North America. He has managed and coordinated a variety of events including large conventions with more than 20,000 attendees, trade shows with 500+ booths, fundraising events, galas, conferences, education forums and other programs and events.
Christine 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.
Manager of Membership and Chapters
Caroline is an Arizona native who calls Indy home. She studied art and journalism in college in Southern Illinois, and found her first experience working with membership-based associations at Raybourn Group International.
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.
Director of Finance and Administration
Amy is a CPA with experience in auditing and financial reporting. She has worked in the accounting field for more than five years.
Project Coordinator & Digital Marketing Specialist
Marina Cinami joined SPJ in September 2017 to support ACES: The Society for Editing, and provide communication services to SPJ client organizations. Since September 2018, she has taken on the additional roles of marketing the SPJ/Facebook Journalism Project partnership and assisting in the planning of the annual Excellence in Journalism conference.
Linda 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 a year later moved over to membership.
Isaac joined SPJ as Communications Coordinator in May 2018. He manages SPJs social media and is responsible for SPJs weekly newsletter, Leads, and the monthly support newsletter, The Advocate.