Lisa Smith Molinari, whose “Meat & Potatoes of Life” column appears weekly in civilian and military newspapers across the country, is the new vice president of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
“Lisa brings more to the table than meat and potatoes,” NSNC President Jerry Zezima said of Molinari, who had been an at-large board member. “She also brings intelligence, enthusiasm and great ideas. She is the ideal choice for the position, so it wasn’t surprising that the board of directors voted for her unanimously.”
Molinari replaces “Lost in Suburbia” columnist Tracy Beckerman, who resigned as vice president, citing personal and professional commitments that include her syndicated column and a new book project.
“Tracy is smart, talented and funny,” Zezima said. “She is a nationally known humorist, author and television personality who served well as vice president and remains an NSNC member.”
Molinari’s term ends in June 2016, when the NSNC will hold an election at its conference in Los Angeles to fill a new, two-year vice-presidential term.
Molinari and Beckerman remain on the board of the NSNC Education Foundation.
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This piece first was published in the September 2015 issue of The Columnist, the monthly membership newsletter of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.