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Religion Newswriters committees


Conference committee
Oversees the planning of the RNA Annual Conference, including: determining panel content, inviting speakers, arranging special events, onsite help, promotion and other details.

Committee co-chairs:

  • Peter Smith
  • Ansley Roan
Membership committee
Helps to recruit, evaluate and retain members; participates in policy updates; oversees invitations and programming for new member events at RNA conference.

Committee chair:
  • Jaweed Kaleem
Contest committee
Leads research and development of existing and potential RNA contests; secures judges for contests; writes winner press release; contacts winners; and conducts other minor tasks related to the execution of all awards.

Committee chair:

  • Jeff Diamant
Executive committee
Serves as leaders of the board of directors, meeting regularly to make recommendations on all aspects of board business, for example: contest changes, conference programming, staffing, etc.

Committee members:
  • Bob Smietana
  • Manya Brachear Pashman
  • Kay Campbell
  • Jaweed Kaleem
Financial stability & strategic planning committee
Works with RELIGION | NEWSWRITERS staff to connect with donors, and increase donations and grant funding.

Committee chair:
  • Manya Brachear Pashman
Nominating committee
Responsible for researching and submitting names of nominees for board candidates, lifetime achievement recipients and others.

Committee chair:
  • Debra Mason
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