Staff 2018-02-28T19:06:24+00:00


Betsy Edwards, Executive Director| (804) 521-7584

Betsy Wells Edwards is the executive director of the Virginia Press Association.  She has experience in public relations, marketing and lobbying.  She served in public information roles for the Indiana Senate, the Indiana Public Service Commission, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.  She also served as the development director for the ACLU of Virginia and Preservation Virginia and as the executive director of the Virginia Fair Trial Project. Edwards has lived in Virginia since 1986 and is the author of Virginia Country: Inside the Historic Homes of the Old Dominion (Simon & Schuster, 1998).  She holds a degree in Political Science and Journalism from Indiana University and is from Indianapolis, Ind. 

Mary K. Brown, Director of Member Services | (804) 521-7574

Mary K. Brown, is the Director of Member Services at the Virginia Press Association and joined the team in February 2018. Her career reflects 24 years of experience as a hospitality, events and marketing professional. Most recently Mary represented Richmond Region Tourism as a National Sales Manager. Prior to that, she held event management and professional development roles with CFA Institute, Supreme Court of Virginia and Virginia Poverty Law Center. Her most cherished work experience was as a Peace Corps volunteer serving in Thailand. A native of Richmond, VA, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Susan Wineland-Ii, Advertising Sales Director| (804) 521-7580

Susan Wineland-Ii is the Advertising Sales Director at the Virginia Press Association. She joined the VPA in the fall of 2017. She has more than 20 years of marketing and sales experience and spent the majority of her career in advertising sales with Gannett Central New York Media Group representing the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, Elmira Star Gazette and Ithaca Journal. She holds a bachelor’s of arts from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa. and is originally from Meadville, Pa.

William Lineberry III, Communications Manager | (804) 521-7575

William Lineberry III is the Communications Manager at the Virginia Press Association. William joined the VPA in the fall of 2017. He previously worked at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Robertson School of Media and Culture as a communications associate. He has also worked as a reporter and editor. He holds a bachelor’s of arts in print journalism from Marshall University and a master’s of science in mass communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. He’s from Bluefield, W.Va.

Adriane Long, Advertising Account Manager and Media Buyer| (804) 521-7585

Adriane Long is the Advertising Account Manager and Media Buyer at the Virginia Press Association. She first joined the VPA 10 years ago as the advertising coordinator. Adriane is also the VPA’s photographer in residence and can be seen at all our major events with at least one, maybe two, cameras in tow. She is from Ruther Glen, Va.

Janet Madison, Member Services Manager| (804) 521-7571

Janet Madison is the Member Services Manager at the Virginia Press Association. She started at the VPA as a part-time assistant in the clipping service in 1993 after spending 10 years as a stay-at-home mom. In 1998 she moved to a full-time role in the association and has filled many different roles over the course of her 25-year career at VPA. She is from Richmond, Va.

Ron Clark, Finance Director | (804) 521-7576

Ron Clark is the Finance Director for the Virginia Press Association. He has been with the VPA since 2009. He holds bachelor’s of science in accounting from Virginia Tech and is originally from Front Royal, Va.

Diane Spencer, Tearsheet Coordinator| (804)521-7582

Diane Spencer is the Tearsheet Coordinator at the Virginia Press Association. She’s been with the VPA for more than a decade. She’s from Rockville. Va.