Staff Directory

The Ohio News Media Association, AdOhio and Ohio News Media Foundation staff provide a number of valuable member services. The following is a brief description of staff organization with the areas for which you may contact each of them.

Ohio News Media Association

Monica Nieporte

President and Executive Director

Monica Nieporte

Monica Nieporte is the President and Executive Director of the Ohio News Media Association. Prior to joining ONMA Nieporte served as the president and publisher of the APG Ohio media group in Athens.

Nieporte is a Canton native and graduate of the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. In addition to her role leading APG Ohio, she served as regional vice president of American Consolidated Media along with previous positions as a publisher in Logan, editor and reporter in Athens and as city editor at the Zanesville Times Recorder. Nieporte also served as a trustee and president of the ONMA Board of Trustees.

Nieporte currently serves as a board member of the Ohio Debate Commission and the Capitol Square Foundation. She and her family reside in Logan, OH. She enjoys being a mom to three very busy young adults. She is a volunteer with Girl Scouts of America and the Hocking County Humane Society.

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Jason Sanford

Manager of Communications and Content

Jason Sanford

Jason Sanford edits and publishes the ONMA Bulletin, the association’s online trade newsletter, and also manages www.publicnoticesohio.com, a statewide searchable database for public notices.

In addition he maintains the organization’s websites and data systems, helps plan and organize the annual ONMA convention, and edits the OCOG Open Government Report. Before joining ONMA, Jason worked as the director of marketing and communications for the Ohio Association of Broadcasters and, prior to that, as the director of communications for the Health Policy Institute of Ohio. Jason has a degree in anthropology from Auburn University and previously worked as both a newspaper journalist and editor. He lives in the Columbus area with his family.

Contact Jason for:

  • Open Government Questions
  • Public Notice Questions
  • ONMA Bulletin (including member news items)
  • ONMA Convention
  • ONMA Web Site Issues

 

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AdOhio

Walt Dozier

Advertising Director

Walt Dozier

Walt Dozier’s duties with AdOhio include dealing with direct clients and agencies for rates, newspaper options and planning media buys. He also maintains market demographic data. Dozier was previously general manager of Michigan Newspapers, Inc., advertising subsidiary of The Michigan Press Association. He also has previous experience as a sales representative with Studio One in Battle Creek, Mich. Dozier received his B.A. degree in advertising from Michigan State University. Contact Dozier for:

  • Display Advertising Buys
  • Online Media Buys
  • Newspaper Rates & Options
  • Demographic Information

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Mitch Colton

Ad Networks Product Manager

Mitch Colton

Mitch Colton oversees AdOhio’s digital and print ad networks. That means maintaining network product quality, developing new product options, and overseeing various tiers of ad network brokers and campaigns. The overall goal is to strengthen and grow these ad network products for AdOhio’s partners and customers.

Mitch started with AdOhio at the end of 2013. He has previous experience as an account executive with Dix Communications and as a market analyst for FirstEnergy. Mitch received a B.A. in Marketing and a B.S. in Media Studies from Ohio University in 2011. Member news organizations, AdOhio partners, agencies, customers, should-be customers, and just interested folks please contact Mitch about:

  • Ad Network Questions
  • Ad Network Packages, Sizes & Rates
  • Ad Network Creative Materials
  • Network Ad Copy
  • Ad Network Scheduling & Availably
  • Everything AdOhio Ad Network Related!!!

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Chana Powell

Accounting

Prior to joining ONMA and AdOhio, Chana Powell was the regional payroll and accounting representative for the APG Media Group and also the office manager for the Logan Daily News.  She has worked in the newspaper industry for over 34 years and went to Hocking College for accounting. She resides in Rockbridge with her husband. She enjoys gardening and spending time together with her grandkids and husband.

Contact Chana for:

  • ONMA Member Dues
  • AdOhio Accounts Receivable and Payable
  • AdOhio Account Management
  • AdOhio Credit Information

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