84°F
weather icon Clear

Richard Karpel named Nevada Press Association executive director

The Nevada Press Association has selected longtime industry advocate Richard Karpel as its new executive director.

Karpel and his company, Karpel Public Affairs, will take over management of the association starting Tuesday and will relocate from Washington, D.C., to Nevada.

The Nevada Press Association represents daily and weekly news publications in Nevada and the Lake Tahoe region of Northern California as well as online news services and other specialized publications.

Both the Pahrump Valley Times and its sister newspapers, the Tonopah Times-Bonanza &Goldfield News, and the Boulder City Review, are members of the association. Group Publisher Noah Cusick is a member of its board.

Karpel said: “I’ve always loved working with journalists, representing them. It’s about making the world a better place to live. To the extent we can contribute to that is something I feel good about going into the office every day.”

The shift in management comes after longtime NPA Executive Director Barry Smith retired in October.

The press association launched a national search for a new executive director in the summer, and its board of directors unanimously approved the appointment of Karpel Public Affairs on Dec. 18.

“The Nevada Press Association could not have found a better person to lead the organization than Richard Karpel,” said Glenn Cook, NPA board president and executive editor and vice president for news at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Richard’s experience leading news industry trade groups will ensure the NPA remains an influential voice and a powerful advocate for Nevadans’ right to know.”

Karpel Public Affairs previously was known as American Press Works. Karpel took ownership of American Press Works in 2017 after serving as chief staff officer of several trade associations and professional societies, including the Association of Alternative Newsmedia (previously known as the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies) and the American Society of News Editors.

He received a business degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a doctorate of jurisprudence from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Karpel Public Affairs’ clients include the Public Notice Resource Center and American Court and Commercial Newspapers.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Nellis airman killed in US 95 rollover crash near Nye County

Four Nellis Air Force airmen were seriously injured and one died after a rollover crash early Wednesday on U.S. Highway 95 near Lee Canyon Road.

10 firearms stolen from Pahrump home

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the theft of multiple firearms from a local home.

Pahrump’s Mountain Falls gets thumbs up for 52 more homes

After delaying a request for approval for a tentative subdivision map for Mountain Falls, the Nye County Commission readdressed the item at its July 16 meeting, eventually giving the tentative map the green light with a 4-1 vote.

Helping hands turn Pahrump house into home

The Pahrump Valley Rotary Club is an organization dedicated to community service, touting the slogan, “service above self” and it is always actively seeking ways to help the community it calls home.

Pahrump nonprofit enhancing its space through grant

A Pahrump nonprofit that focuses on addiction rehabilitation services has gotten a boost from the Home Depot Foundation.

Nye County District Attorney’s Report

Editor’s note: The Nye County District Attorney’s Report is provided by the office of DA Chris Arabia. Plans call for it to be provided on a monthly basis as the information becomes available. Duplicate names represent separate cases. See pvtimes.com for a look at recent DA reports.

Celebration set for brownfields project in Nye County

The community is invited to attend a celebration marking the first successful brownfield cleanup completed by the Nevada Rural Brownfields Partnership utilizing the revolving loan fund, the Rural Desert Southwest Brownfields Coalition announced.