The Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) was established in 1853.
Created by and for Wisconsin’s newspapers, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association exists to strengthen the newspaper industry, enhance public understanding of the role of newspapers, and protect basic freedoms of press, speech and the free flow of information.
WNA is the single point-of-contact for newspapers in Wisconsin. In addition to serving our member newspapers, WNA serves advertisers and communications professionals through its advertising placement program and news tracking service.
Supporting WNA goals is the WNA Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created in 1980 to improve the quality and future of Wisconsin’s newspapers and the communities they serve. The foundation solicits, manages and disburses funds and other resources for the benefit of Wisconsin’s newspaper industry and, ultimately, the citizens of our state.
The WNA Team
Beth Bennett, Executive Director
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Beth Bennett began her post as executive director of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) in May 2010.
Prior to joining the WNA, Bennett served as the Director of Government Relations for the Illinois Press Association; as legislative liaison to the Illinois General Assembly Joint Committee on Administrative Rules; and as a member of the staff of the Illinois Speaker of the House.
As executive director of the WNA, her work benefits the Wisconsin newspaper industry and includes serving as the association’s chief lobbyist and directing all WNA functions, including finances, staffing, member resources and member programming.
Bennett also serves as executive director of the WNA’s wholly owned for-profit media tracking subsidiary News Tracker; and as the executive director of the WNA Foundation, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization.
Bennett has a bachelor’s degree in history from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind., and a master’s degree in political studies from the University of Illinois. Her family published four newspapers in central Illinois, resulting in her being both personally, as well as, professionally involved in the newspaper industry.
Denise Guttery, Media Services Director
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Denise Guttery has been WNA’s media services director since 2010 and manages the WNA newspaper archive, WisconsinPublicNotices.org and News Tracker. She graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in journalism and mass communications and earned a master’s degree in sports administration from the University of Kansas. She previously worked as the director of technology for the Illinois Press Association, where she was responsible for website maintenance, the association’s member database, office computer systems and audio/visual needs. Prior to her work with IPA, Guttery served as an advertising representative and editorial assistant with Illinois Country Living magazine.
Julia Hunter, Director of Membership & Communications
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Julia Hunter joined the WNA in 2014 as member services director. She directs communications, training and fundraising efforts for the WNA and the WNA Foundation. She also manages membership and educational development for the association. After graduating from the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in print journalism, she served in a variety of capacities—from watchdog reporter to news editor—at newspapers including the Kentucky New Era in Hopkinsville, Ky., the Press & Sun Bulletin in Binghamton, N.Y., and the Rockford Register Star in Rockford, Ill. Prior to joining the WNA, she served as the deputy clerk for the City of New Berlin, Wis.
Jordan Schelling, Membership & Programming Specialist
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Jordan Schelling joined the WNA staff in 2018 as its membership and programming specialist. He oversees the annual Better Newspaper Contest, while also assisting with meeting and event planning, communications and member services. Schelling graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science. He has a background in digital and sports journalism, having worked as an associate reporter for MLB.com prior to spending five years at USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. Based in Green Bay before moving to Madison, Schelling served as the lead producer on Green Bay Packers content for the network’s print editions and websites, including PackersNews.com and JSOnline.com
Daryl Blumer, Office Administrator
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Daryl Blumer has been the WNA’s office administrator since October 2015 and began working part-time as a search technician for News Tracker in 2014. Prior to joining the WNA staff, Blumer spent 19 years working in niche publication distribution for Capital Newspapers in Madison. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1991.