Monitor reporter chosen as NM Press Women president

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By The Staff

ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico Press Women (NMPW) elected Carol A. Clark to the position of state board president during its annual conference held recently at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque.

Clark is the county editor and senior reporter for the Los Alamos Monitor, where she has worked for five years.

She also produces and hosts “Behind the White Coat: Conversations with Los Alamos Scientists,” which is broadcast on PAC 8 and UCTV.

The organization’s new state vice president is author, journalist and photographer Sharon Niederman of Albuquerque and Raton.

Niederman has written a number of books on Southwest culture and also tours statewide as a guide with the University of New Mexico’s Continuing Education program, the “Story of New Mexico.”

Gov. Bill Richardson recently appointed Niederman to the board of directors of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces.

Sara Ford of Santa Fe will serve as state board secretary. Ford is a freelance writer. She writes primarily about art for a number of publications. Ford’s experience also includes working for ABC News, NBC News and other broadcast outlets.

NMPW re-elected author Sandy Schauer of Los Lunas to another term as state treasurer. The first and second volume of a series she wrote about German-Americans is being sold on Amazon.com. Schauer is a former reporter and editor of the UNM Lobo. She is self-employed with an advertising and public relations agency where she writes newsletters, commercials and press releases.

The new state board will serve through March 2010.

NMPW is a nonprofit group celebrating 60 years of service this year. The organization is comprised of professional journalists and communicators who are dedicated to promoting the highest ethical standards while looking to the future in professional development, networking and protecting First Amendment rights and the public’s right to know issues.

NMPW is open to women and men, and provides educational scholarships to students interested in pursuing careers in the fields of journalism and communications. The organization also hosts annual statewide communications competitions in which top winners compete nationally.

NMPW is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women.

Los Alamos National Bank is the principal sponsor of NMPW annual conferences. Other sponsors include Sandia National Laboratories, Cordova Public Relations, Gallup Independent, Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, Hobbs News-Sun and Rio Grande Sun.

For information, access www.newmexicopresswomen.org.