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School Photographers of America announces 2023 Board Elections

Updated: Aug 17, 2023


School Photographers of America (SPOA) announced the election of new board members on July 13, in Greenville, S.C. In-person voting took place at SPOA's 2023 International Conference on School Photography & Yearbooks, July 10-13, Greenville, S.C.


Governing Board At-Large (two seats)

Members of the Governing Board help guide the overall direction of our trade organization. The board's seats have two-year terms, with a two-term maximum per person unless elected by their peers to become an officer.

  • Doyce Crandall, Focused School Photography

  • Robert Ste-Marie, Green Apple Studio

Executive Board Seats (seven seats)

Members of the Executive Board do the practical work of implementing SPOA's mission, often as the head of committees related to their chairs. The board's seats have two-year terms, with a two-term maximum per person, unless elected by their peers to become an officer.


Advocacy Chair:

  • Rob Locke, Upstate Images

Business Partners Chair:

  • Rebecca Jensen, HR Imaging Partners

Digital Guidelines/Copyright Chair:

  • David Lake, Inter-State Studio & Publishing Co.

Standards Chair:

  • Eric Miller, Miller Foto

Historian Chair:

  • Chastity Mata, Photo Texas Photography

Event Management Chair:

  • Jenn Volkco, Inter-State Studio & Publishing Co.

Secretary of the Board:

  • Dave McMeekin, Images SC

“The SPOA board would like to thank Michael Bell and Mike Harris for their service for the past two years on the Governing Board,” said David Crandall, executive director, SPOA. “Your commitment to this industry and to SPOA is incredible.


“The SPOA board also wants to thank Philip Kennedy, David Lake, Tom Martini, Jen Volcko, Mark Hommerding, and Alissa Harmon for your service to the Executive Board these past two years. Each of you has played a vital role in growing and advancing the mission of SPOA."




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