Executive Board

Jeff Gordon | President  jgordon@unitedmediaguild.org

I have worked at the Post-Dispatch since 1986 and been involved with the St. Louis Newspaper Guild for the bulk of my time here. Blame Tim O’Neil for that. Once he found out my dad was a UAW executive, I pretty much had to join the club. I’ve stuck around to make sure we had the next generation of Guild leaders ready to take over — and it appears we have that. This is critical to all of our local units.

The collapse of the newspaper industry has made the Guild more important than ever before. Not only are we fighting to preserve as many jobs as possible amid the economic carnage, we are battling to protect the craft of journalism itself. The old-timers are glad to see our younger members embrace this cause.

David Carson | Vice-President dcarson@stlouisguild.org

I’ve been working as staff photographer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch since 2000.   Previously I worked at the Naples Daily News and the Providence Journal Bulletin. I was selected as Shop Steward of the Year in 2008 and have served on the executive board of the Guild as First Vice President since 2009.

I believe the Newspaper Guild has an important role to play in the shaping the future of newspapers and defending jobs in the industry.  Cities around the country deserve professional, dedicated and trained journalist and sales people to inform and serve the public.  The contracts the Guild negotiates protect employees and the community from companies who at times seem more beholden to shareholders and maximizing profits than to vital mission newspapers serve as watchdogs.


Joe Kenny | Vice-President jkenny@stlouisguild.org

The Guild is important to be because it gives workers a voice in their workplace and strives for justice for all. I am a 1979 grad of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. I’ve been on the Guild board for about 20 years and am a former Guilder of the Year.

I live in Oakville with my wife, Terry, and we attend St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. We have two children. Andy is a senior manager of accounting for ADM in Decatur, IL, and Colleen is an environmental engineer with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Kansas City, MO. I grew up in a family with six children and both parents who were union members. I am scholarship chairperson for the Journalism Foundation of Metropolitan St. Louis, a group that includes the Newspaper Guild.


John Mues | Treasurer jmues@stlouisguild.org

I’ve been a member of the St. Louis Newspaper Guild since shortly after being hired in 1972. I’ve served on the E-Board and have been a shop steward over the years. I’m proud of the many union men and women who, through their sacrifices, have made the Post-Dispatch a better place to work and who continue to make it as good a product as they possibly can in spite of the many imperceptive obstacles they encounter each day.


Doug Moore | Secretary

Shawn Anglin | Unit Chair – The Southern Illinoisan

Lauren Marshall | Unit Chair – Labor Tribune

Richard van Glahn | Unit Chair – Jobs with Justice

Phil Evans | Unit Chair – KSDK

Kirsten Zambo | Unit Chair – Rockford Register Star

David Blackford | Unit Chair – Pekin Daily Times

Joe Holleman | Unit Chair – St. Louis Post- Dispatch

Lisa Johnston | Unit Chair – St. Louis Review

Phil Luciano | Unit Chair – Peoria Journal Star

Mike Ludwig | Unit Chair – Truthout

Dean Olsen | Unit Chair – State Journal-Register

Cynphoni Skipper | Unit Chair – Fight For 15

Carlos Ochoa | Unit Chair, Workers Interfaith Network

Rodney Wright | Unit Chair – Unicom ARC

Denise Hollinshed | Member – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Beth O’Malley | Member – St. Louis Post-Dispatch