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NFPW Past Presidents

For more than 75 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