Staff & Board of Directors

Our Team

Our team provides top-notch customer service, knowledgeable insights, and handles the full process of advertising, distribution, and membership services for the Montana Newspaper Association. Our passion is to defend the First Amendment, work collaboratively to solve industry-wide issues, and support daily and weekly newspapers, throughout Montana.

Brian Allfrey

Executive Director

Stacy Wirtz

Business Development Director

Ryan Stavnes

Member Relations

Sandy McIntyre

Communications Assistant

Board of Directors

President
Chad Knudson
Glendive Ranger-Review

1st Vice President
George Hoffman
Belgrade News

2nd Vice President
Anton Kaufer
Daily Inter Lake

3rd Vice President
Erica Yakawich
Independent Record, Montana Standard

MNAS President
Jeff Martinsen
Choteau Acantha

MNAS Vice President
Summer Goddard
Valley Journal

Director
Jacques Rutten
Lewistown News-Argus

Director
Cindy Sease
Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Director
Rob Peterson
Flathead Beacon

Director
Eric Lovec
Ekalaka Eagle

Director
Michael Wright
Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Director
Jim Strauss
Missoulian

Director
Jason Begay
U of M School of Journalism (-2024)

Director
Burl Bowler
Daniels County Leader

Director
Matt Baldwin
Daily Inter Lake

Director
Scott Squillace
Livingston Enterprise (-2023)