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Thirteen women facing the camera, five seated in front of the other eight who are standing.

Nine past presidents of NFPW gathered at the NFPW Communications Conference in Birmingham Alabama, Sept. 7-9, 2017.

Back from left: Donna Penticuff (Indiana) 2003-2005, Ellen Crawford (North Dakota) outgoing 2nd Vice President, Cynthia Price (Virginia) 2009-2011, Lori Potter (Nebraska) 2011-2013, Meg Hunt (South Carolina) 2005-2007, Ruth Anna (Colorado) 1995-1997, Marsha Hoffman (Iowa) (2015-2017) and Karen Rowley (Louisiana) Treasurer.

Seated from left: Gwen Larson (Kansas) 1st Vice President , Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas (Illinois) current NFPW President 2017-2019, Gwen White (North Carolina) 1993-1995, Marsha Shuler (Louisiana) 2007-2009 and Teri Ehresman (Idaho) 2013-2015.

NFPW Past Presidents

For more than 80 years, NFPW has provided professional development and networking in the field of communications. The organization is led by an elected board. The following is a list of NFPW past presidents:

  • 1937 Helen Miller Malloch, founderand first president (deceased), Illinois
  • 1938-39 Octavia Goodbar (deceased), New York
  • 1940-41 Bertha Bless (deceased), Missouri
  • 1942 Helen Miller Malloch (deceased), Illinois
  • 1943-45 Gertrude Puelicher (deceased), Wisconsin
  • 1945-47 Marie Abels (deceased), Kansas
  • 1947-49 Catherine Dines Prosser (deceased)
  • 1949-51 Irene R. Bedard (deceased), Minnesota
  • 1951-53 Mattie M. Dykes (deceased), Missouri
  • 1953-55 Helen Ankeny (deceased), Kansas
  • 1955-57 Velma Price (deceased), Nebraska
  • 1957-59 Mabel Temby (deceased), Wisconsin
  • 1959-61 Helen Vanderburg (deceased), Iowa
  • 1961-62 Roberta Martin (resigned April 1962), Arkansas
  • 1962 Dr. Gertrude M. Hall (acting), (deceased), Illinois
  • 1962-65 Hortense P. Myers (deceased), Indiana
  • 1965-67 Margaret (Maggie) Magee, Oregon
  • 1967-69 Ulrich Troubetzkoy (deceased), Virginia
  • 1969-71 Mildred Planthold Michie (deceased), Missouri
  • 1971-73 Louise Shadduck (deceased), Idaho
  • 1973-75 Naomi A. Whitesell (deceased), Indiana
  • 1975-77 Jean Wiley Huyler, Washington
  • 1977-79 Charlotte Schexnayder, Arkansas
  • 1979-81 Martha S. Reed (deceased), Texas
  • 1981-83 D. J. Cline (deceased), South Dakota
  • 1983-85 Jo Cart (deceased), Louisiana
  • 1985-87 Lois Jacobs (deceased), Iowa
  • 1987-89 Mary Lou Webb, Mississippi
  • 1989-91 Rosemary Carroll, New Jersey
  • 1991-93 Marj Carpenter, Kentucky
  • 1993-95 Gwen White, North Carolina
  • 1995-97 Ruth Anna, Colorado
  • 1997-99 Linn Rounds, Wyoming
  • 1999-01 Vivian Sadowski (deceased), Kansas
  • 2001-03 Ella Wright, Alaska
  • 2003-05 Donna Penticuff, Indiana
  • 2005-07 Meg Hunt, South Carolina
  • 2007-09 Marsha Shuler, Lousiana
  • 2009-11 Cynthia Price, Virginia
  • 2011-13 Lori Potter, Nebraska
  • 2013-15 Teri Ehresman, Idaho
  • 2015-17 Marsha Hoffman, Iowa

Past Presidents List (pdf - updated Oct. 2017)