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APME Elects Officers

November 22, 1992

HONOLULU (AP) _ Robert W. Ritter, editor of Gannett News Service, was elected president of the Associated Press Managing Editors association on Saturday as the group wound up its four-day annual convention.

Richard Archbold, managing editor of the Long Beach (Calif.) Press- Telegram, was elected vice president; Larry Beaupre of Gannett Suburan Newspapers, was elected as secretary; Kathy Kozdemba, president, publisher and chief executive officer of the North Hills News Record in Warrendale, Pa., was elected as treasurer.

APME also named Beverly Kees, executive editor of The Fresno (Calif.) Bee, to chair its journalism studies program; Robert McGruder, managing editor-news of the Detroit Free Press, was named vice chair of the program.

Elected to the board of directors were Jennie Phipps, executive editor of the Utica (N.Y.) Observer-Dispatch; Tonnie Katz, managing editor-operations of The Orange County (Calif.) Register; Mary Jo Meisner, managing editor of the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram; Barry Rothfeld, executive editor of the Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal; Louise C. Seals, assistant managing editor of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch; Jerome M. Ceppos, managing editor of the San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News; Christopher Peck, managing editor of The (Spokane, Wash.) Spokesman-Review; Caesar Andrews, executive editor of The (Nyack, N.Y.) Rockland Journal-News; David B. Offer, editor of The Newport (R.I.) Daily News; Timothy Atseff, managing editor of the Syracuse (N.Y.) Herald-Journal; Paula LaRocque, assistant managing editor-personnel of The Dallas Morning News.

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