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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Publisher P.J. Browning of The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, has been elected president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association for 2018-19.

Browning was elected Wednesday during the News Industry Summit in Nashville.

Publisher Patrick Dorsey of the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman was elected chairman; Publisher Tim Burke of The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News in West Palm Beach, Florida, was elected president-elect; and WEHCO Media President and CEO Nat Lea was elected treasurer.

Judi Terzotis, President of The Advocate, Louisiana's largest daily newspaper was elected to the board, along with Mike Gebhart of Georgia, James Paxton of Kentucky, Kevin Denny of Louisiana, William Bronson of Mississippi, R. Michael Fishman of Tennessee, Brian Jarvis of West Virginia, Marisa Porto of Virginia and 

Publisher and President Thomas A. Silvestri of the Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch was re-elected chairman of the SNPA Foundation.