Who we are

SPJVa officers 2020-2021

Jeff South, President

South is a former newspaper editor and a retired journalism professor from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Caroline Cardwell, Vice President

Cardwell is a public relations and communications strategist for the Virginia Retirement System.

Logan Bogert, Secretary

Bogert, a former newspaper reporter, is the communications coordinator for Bridgewater College.

Brian Eckert, Treasurer

Eckert, a freelance writer and reporter, has decades of experience in both news and public relations.


Board of Directors 2020-2021

Bonnie Newman Davis

Newman Davis is a journalist and journalism educator. Her term expires June 30, 2021.

Clissa England

England retired from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She will step down from the board on June 30, 2021.

Gregory Gilligan

Gilligan is the business editor for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. His term expires June 30, 2021.

Brett Hall

Hall is a reporter for WAVY-TV in Hampton Roads. His term expires June 30, 2022.


John Hopkins

Hopkins retired from the Miami Herald. His term expires June 30, 2022.

Frank Klimko

Klimko is the associate editor for Best Week Insurance. His term expires June 30, 2023.

Nicole Livas

Livas is a news anchor and reporter for ABC 13 News in Hampton Roads. Her term expires June 30, 2023.

Elliott Robinson

Robinson is the news editor for Charlottesville Tomorrow. His term expires June 30, 2023.

Mike Szvetitz

Szvetitz is the managing editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. His term expires June 30, 2021.

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