Ned Hickson will be NSNC’s membership chair as an interim, through June 2017, following the resignation of Amanda Beam. Beam cited professional obligations. The board approved Ned in an email vote in April. Ned is an editor and humor columnist for Siuslaw News in Florence, Oregon. His column is syndicated through News Media Corp. Ned is a volunteer firefighter with Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue in Florence. He’ll assume the role recruiting and welcoming members and promoting the society following the #NSNC16 Conference in Los Angeles.