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ASMP Board of Directors


The directors of ASMP are working photographers and Professional Members of ASMP who volunteer their time and energies for the Society and the industry. The following provides some brief information about the current board.

 

You can easily send email to the entire board.

 

The 2014-15 Board of Directors

Officers and directors will officially assume their positions at the ASMP Board Meeting at the end of April.

 

Kate Baldwin
Kate Baldwin
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Kate Baldwin
Joined ASMP: 1997
Elected to Board in 2009; reelected for 2012-2014
Chapter: Seattle/Northwest
Chapter President: 2006-2009; BLC co-chair: 2009
Work: lifestyle and food photography for commercial advertising, editorial and corporate use.
Non-photographic interests: skiing (ski instructor since 1993), diving, hiking, travel, meditation.
How to contact Kate: e-mail baldwin at asmp.org

Kimberly Blom-Roemer
Kimberly Blom-Roemer
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Kimberly Blom-Roemer
Joined ASMP: 2004
Elected to Board for 2012-2014
Chapter: New Orleans/Gulf South
Kansas City/Mid-America Chapter President: 2010-2011
Work: specialist only in architectural and aerial photography, with a hobby of fine art photography and art shows.
Non-photographic interests: scuba diving, bicycling, travel, and animals — both domestic and exotic.
How to contact Kimberly: e-mail blom-roemer at asmp.org

Jenna Close
Jenna Close
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Jenna Close — Vice-Chair
Joined ASMP: 2007
Elected to Board in 2011; reelected for 2014-2016
Chapter: San Diego
Chapter Vice-President 2010-2011, Chapter Program Chair 2009-2010
Work: Corporate photography, specializing in the alternative energy and environmental sustainability markets.
Non-photographic interests: Surfing, socializing and traveling the world.
How to contact Jenna: e-mail close at asmp.org

Luke Copping
Luke Copping
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Luke Copping — Treasurer
Joined ASMP: 2002
Elected to Board for 2013-2015
Chapter: Western New York
Chapter Social Media Coordinator 2010-2011,Chapter President 2011-2013
Work: Editorial and Corporate - Primarily portraits in studio and on location.
Non-photographic interests: Art, travel, taking care of 3 large dogs, reading comic books and being a gigantic nerd.
How to contact Luke: e-mail copping at asmp.org

Jim Flynn
Jim Flynn
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Jim Flynn — Secretary
Joined ASMP: 1995
Appointed to Board for 2013-2015
Chapter: Austin/San Antonio
New England Chapter President: 2000-2002
National Board member: 2003-2009
Work: lifestyle portraiture for commercial/advertising.
Non-photographic interests: Sam, Abby, and Hannah. Fly-fishing when I can get a pass (see previous). Reading about history.
How to contact Jim: e-mail flynn at asmp.org

Mark Green
Mark Green
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Mark Green
Joined ASMP: 1980
Elected to Board in 2011; reelected for 2014-2016
Chapter: Houston
Chapter Board member: 2008-2010
Work: Corporate/Industrial stills and complete video capabilities.
Non-photographic interests: Golf, tennis, music, movies, gardening, wines, cooking and the occasional cigar.
How to contact Mark: e-mail green at asmp.org

Charles Gupton
Charles Gupton
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Charles Gupton
Joined ASMP: 1981
Appointed to Board for 2014-2015
Chapter: North Carolina
Work: Photographing real people, really well for corporate, advertising and editorial clients in the US and worldwide.
How to contact Charles: e-mail gupton at asmp.org

John Harrington
John Harrington
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John Harrington
Joined ASMP: 1992
Elected to Board for 2013-2015
Chapter: Washington DC
How to contact John: e-mail harrington at asmp.org

Stretch Ledford
Stretch Ledford
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Stretch Ledford
Joined ASMP: 2002
Elected to Board for 2014-2016
Chapter: Chicago/Midwest
Work: Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign specializing in immersive, non-fiction multimedia storytelling
Non-photographic interests: High-fidelity audio, Noni, Grace, Mr. Chung (“woof!”)
How to contact Stretch: e-mail stretch at asmp.org

Kevin Lock
Kevin Lock
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Kevin Lock
Joined ASMP: 2003
Elected to Board in 2010; reelected for 2013-2015
Chapter: San Diego
Chapter President: 2007-08
Work: environmental and celebrity portraiture, corporate photography, architectural photography … capturing “people doing what they do.”
How to contact Kevin: e-mail lock at asmp.org

Ed McDonald
Ed McDonald
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Ed McDonald — ex officio Past President
Joined ASMP: 1998
Elected to Board in 2008; reelected for 2011-2013
Chapter: Central Florida
Chapter President: 2005-2007
Work: Corporate, Annual report, Editorial & People — lifestyle for the hospitality, energy / gas, finance and travel sectors.
Non-photographic interests: Coaching my sons\' Little League baseball team, filming my sons and friends longboarding, skiing, enjoying good times with friends & family.
How to contact Ed: e-mail mcdonald at asmp.org, Twitter @edmcdonald

Gail Mooney
Gail Mooney
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Gail Mooney — Board Chair
Joined ASMP: 1983
Elected to Board in 2009; reelected for 2012-2014
Chapter: New York
Work: still photography, multimedia and video for corporations, non-profits, institutions and advertising clients.
Non-photographic interests: travel, films, good conversations.
How to contact Gail: e-mail mooney at asmp.org

Irene Owsley
Irene Owsley
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Irene Owsley
Joined ASMP: 1995
Appointed to Board in 2011; elected for 2012-2014
Chapter: Washington, DC
Chapter Co-President: 2008-2010; Program Chair: 2006-2008
Work: Outdoors & travel for stock, editorial & non-profit clients, primarily; fine art for corporate interiors.
Non-photographic interests: Whitewater kayaking, hiking, skiing, travel, particularly to remote northern regions. Travel & exploration literature; circumpolar culture.
How to contact Irene: e-mail owsley at asmp.org

Michael Weschler
Michael Weschler
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Michael Weschler
Joined ASMP: 2008
Elected to Board for 2014-2016
Chapter: New York
Work: Corporate, celebrity and lifestyle portraits; architecture and interiors.
Non-photographic interests: Two charities that improve the lives of foster children (HeartgalleryNYC.org & WeDeserveLoveToo.org); triathlon competition; tennis, hiking and yoga.
How to contact Michael: e-mail weschler at asmp.org

Steve Whittaker
Steve Whittaker
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Steve Whittaker
Joined ASMP: 1983
Elected to Board in 2010; reelected for 2013-2015
Chapter: Northern California
Chapter President: 1999-2001
Interim Chapter President: 2005
Work: architectural, interior and aerial photography, stock.
Non-photographic interests: family, travel, backpacking, art, watching sunsets and sunrises, outreach projects, and building friendships. Current outreach-lecture program is The Business of Architectural Photography.
How to contact Steve: e-mail whittaker at asmp.org