We’re proud to announce the 2015-2016 Associated Press Photo Managers Board of Directors
President, Rebecca Sell
Vice President, Kathleen Duncan
Treasurer, Pat Traylor
Secretary, Jeremy Harmon
Past President, Danny Gawlowski
John Ballance, The Advocate
Kathy Kieliszewski, Detroit Free Press
James Gregg, Austin American-Statesman
Gerry McCarthy, The Dallas Morning News
Barry Arthur, Arkansas Democrat
Jim Kelly, Indiana University
Here are the bios of our new board members:
Jeremy Harmon is the Director of Photography at The Salt Lake Tribune where he leads a staff of ten. He has been at the Tribune since 2007 and was first elected to the APPM board in 2013. Harmon is particularly interested in Salt Lake City’s history and is currently working on a series of articles and a multimedia project that explores the events around a controversial murder trial and execution that took place in the city 100 years ago.
Kathy Kieliszewski, Detroit Free Press Visuals Director, made her first piece of multimedia with an eight-track player, a cassette tape, a vinyl record and a bunch of still pictures cut out of teen magazines. It was 1986, and she knew then she wanted to tell stories for a living. More than 25 years later, she’s still telling stories at the Detroit Free Press where she oversees the video and photographic efforts of a staff of 14 photographers and editors. Kathy has won four National Emmy awards for her work on videos such as “The 40th Anniversary of Respect” and “The Boys of Christ Child House.” Most recently, Kathy acted as producer on the feature length documentary “Packard, The Last Shift,” as well as two documentary shorts – “Graveyard of the Great Lakes,” and “Fire Photo -> 1.” Kathy is the co-founder of the Freep Film Festival, the Free Press’ documentary film festival. Kathy lives in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan with her husband, two sons and two dogs.
James Gregg is the Deputy Director of Video and Photography at the Austin American-Statesman. He is the primary supervisor for a staff of four multimedia staff, including two photojournalists and two multimedia technicians. He also serves as the primary support to the Director of Photography and assists in managing a staff of 6 still photographers as well as strategy and application of photography across digital and print platforms.
G.J.”Gerry” McCarthy is a staff photojournalist at The Dallas Morning News, where he has worked for eight years. In addition to handling still photograph and video assignments, Gerry frequently works as a fill-in editor on multiple photo desks, including assignments, metro and night (1A and sports). Before he was hired in Dallas, Gerry worked at daily newspapers in mid-Missouri and northeast Texas. He is a 2002 graduate of The University of Texas, where he studied writing and reporting.
joined the Arkansas Democrat as a staff photographer in 1982. Barry was promoted to Chief Photographer in 1989 and Photo Editor in 1992. In 2002 he was named Assistant Managing Editor Photo/ Electronic Media supervising the daily operations of the photography department, editorial online staff and library staff. Today he continues to manage both the photography and library staffs.
Barry has been a member of the Associated Press Photo Managers since 2006, the Associated Press Media Editors Association since 2014 and the National Press Photographers Association since 1982. He served on the APPM Board of Directors from 2009-11 and currently serves as a liaison between the APPM board and the APME First Amendment Committee.