Illinois Press Asscoiation
900 Community Drive
Springfield IL  62703

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Sam Fisher

President & Chief Executive Officer

217-241-1300, Ext. 222

Sam Fisher is from Princeton, Illinois.  He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.  Before joining the IPA in 2017, Fisher worked for Shaw Media for 34 years.  He was publisher of the Bureau County Republican (Princeton), Sauk Valley Media, Putnam County Record and Tonica News.  Fisher had been a corporate sales trainer before he was promoted to publisher at the Bureau County Republican in 1993.


Brooke Feigenbaum

Director of Revenue

217-241-1300, Ext. 248

Brooke Feigenbaum is originally from Chicago, Illinois.  She graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a bachelors in Marketing and Hospitality & Tourism.  Before joining the IPA she worked in advertising at Leo Burnett.


Tracy Spoonmore

Chief Financial Officer

217-241-1300, Ext. 237

Certified Public Accountant Tracy Spoonmore joined IPA in January 2018.  Tracy comes from United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln where she was the CFO.  Prior to that, she was the audit manager at Sikich.  Tracy has a master's degree from Western Illinois University and a bachelor's degree from Quincy University.


Jeff Rogers

Director of Foundation

217-241-1300, Ext. 286

Jeff Rogers grew up and worked most of his career in northwest Illinois, having served as editor of daily newspapers in Freeport, Galesburg, Sterling and Dixon over the past 23 years.  Jeff also worked at newspapers in Roanoke, Virginia, and Monroe,Wisconsin, where he also served as editor.  He joined the Illinois Press in October 2018, and now lives in Chatham, Illinois.  He is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria.


Ron Kline

Director of Technology

217-241-1300, Ext. 239

Ron Kline joined the Illinois Press Assoication in 2010 as Technology & Online Coordinator.  He is credited for assisting in the development and maintaining the site as well as the IPA's electronic contest entry system, both systems utilized by many other state press associations.  Prior to joining the IPA, Kline was a production system specialist for The News-Journal in Daytona Beach, FL.  He also has experience with a variety of specialized computer systems and most recently was a computer operator for Gtech, Inc., which processes the state lottery.


Lisa Bouvet

Clip Department

217-241-1300, Ext. 248

Lisa Bouvet has worked in the clip department for the Illinois Press Association since 1986.  She is from Springfield, Illinois.  She is responsible for the media-monitoring of all Illinois newspapers.


Cindy Bedolli

Administrative Assistant & Member Relations

217-241-1300, Ext. 226

Cindy Bedolli is from Williamsville, IL.  She worked at The State Journal-Register in advertising for over 12 years.  She most recently came from The Hope Institute where she worked in human resources.  Cindy is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelors of science degree in marketing.  She joined the Illinois Press in 2015.


Charlene Frank

Advertising Service Manager

217-241-1700, Ext. 234

Charlene is a long-time resident of Springfield, Illinois.  She has worked at the Illinois Press Association since 1996.


Lisa Sisti

Clip Department

217-241-1300, Ext. 225

Lisa grew up on a dairy farm in northwestern Illinois.  She joined IPA in May 1996.  She is responsible for the media-monitoring of all Illinois newspapers.


Brenda Lovik

Clip Department

217-241-1300, Ext. 231

Brenda rejoined the clip department in June 2017.  She lives in Chatham, Illinois.  She is responsible for the media-monitoring of all Illinois newspapers.

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