WNA Leadership

WNA Leadership

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA) was established in 1853. Created by and for Wisconsin’s newspapers, WNA 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.

The WNA encompasses three entities:

  • Wisconsin Newspaper Association, a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association.
  • Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
  • WNA Services, Inc., a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.

Together, the three branches of the WNA work together to offer a number of services for its members, advertisers and the general public. Learn more about the boards of directors for the WNA below.


Wisconsin Newspaper Association

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade association. The WNA’s board is made up of eight directors and seven officers. For election purposes, the state is divided into four geographical regions. Directors are elected to three-year terms. Officer appointments are served on an annual basis, from February to February.




WNA Foundation

The WNA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created in 1980 to support programs that foster excellence in journalism, engage current and future newspaper leaders and invest in our communities. The foundation solicits, manages and disburses funds and other resources for the benefit of Wisconsin’s newspaper industry.



WNA Services, Inc.

WNA Services, Inc. is a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. The five-member WNA Services board of directors is appointed by the WNA Board of Directors and serves one-year terms. The Services board oversees the operation of News Tracker and other activities not related to WNA membership.