Post’s Clark elected VP for MPA’s dailies

Published 12:30 am Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Vicksburg Post’s general manager, Jimmy Clark, has been named vice president/president-elect for daily newspapers of the Mississippi Press Association and Mississippi Press Services.

Clark and other board members were elected during the association’s annual Tri-Press Convention last month in Tunica.

Clark has worked in the newspaper business for 30 years. He was circulation manager of The Clarion-Ledger, Hattiesburg American, Mississippi Press and The Sun Herald and has been with The Vicksburg Post since 1997, first as circulation director and, since 2002, general manager.

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Clark attended Clinton High School, Hinds Community College and Mississippi College. He has a bachelor’s degree in social science. He and his wife, Joanne, have three children and five grandchildren.

Wyatt Emmerich, president of Emmerich Newspapers, was elected president of the state organization.

A total of 115 newspapers are part of the MPA, founded in 1866.