Dayton Newspaper Guild President Lou Grieco has been elected president of the Great Lakes District Council. Grieco previously served as vice president and is the first Dayton representative to serve in any part of The Newspaper Guild’s organization.
The vote was taken at a GLDC meeting in Erie on Sunday, Nov. 5. Grieco succeeds Ken Fisher from the Pittsburgh Newspaper Guild, who held the post for 13 years. He is joined on the board by Vice President Deborah Riley-Jackson from Toledo, Secretary Marybeth Ford from Erie and Treasurer Kim Meiser from Erie.
The Newspaper Guild is divided into six districts in the United States and two in Canada. The Great Lakes District includes 10 Guild locals: four in Ohio (Dayton, Toledo, NE Ohio and Youngstown), two in Indiana (Indianapolis and Terre Haute), two in western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh and Erie) and the Detroit and Buffalo locals. Representatives from these locals meet two to three times a year to discuss shared experiences, to receive updates from International officials and to participate in workshops and training exercises. The International often discusses new initiatives and projects at the district council level prior to implementation.