Three women, including two Utahns, have made history by serving on the board of the National Newspaper Association. The 106-year-old organization, based in Washington, D.C., touts a membership of 6,000.
Only within the past decade did the association name its first woman board member - Charlotte Schexnayder, of Dumas, Ark. She's now been followed by Sue Dutson of the Millard County Chronicle-Progress, Delta, and Bonnie Miller, of the Intermountain Commercial Record, Salt Lake City.Dutson, the first woman to become president of the Utah Press Association in 1982, represents Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah on the national board. In 1990, she was re-elected to her regional assignment, one of 10 spanning the country.
Miller, who has been a director and treasurer of the Utah association, was chosen by members of the Association Court and Commercial Newspapers - an affiliate of NNA - as their representative on the national board.