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.
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.
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.
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.
Director of Development
Larry Messing 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.
Director of Conferences and Events
Basharat Saleem 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 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.
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.
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.
Director of Finance and Administration
Amy Wong is a CPA with experience in auditing and financial reporting. She has worked in the accounting field for more than five years.
Isaac Taylor joined SPJ as Communications Coordinator in May 2018. He is responsible for updating social media posts and sending out weekly newsletters, SPJ Leads.