PCLI President Chris Vaccaro was named Associate Region 1 Director of the Society of Professional Journalists at this week’s Excellence in Journalism conference in New Orleans.
Vaccaro, who has served as PCLI’s president since 2014, is also the advisor for Hofstra University’s student SPJ chapter. Additionally, he chairs the SPJ Region 1 Mark of Excellence awards program and serves as a Google News Lab Trainer through SPJ.
Region 1 consists of the entire northeast territory, and represents chapters in New York, New Jersey, Maine, Massachusetts, Conneticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Vaccaro serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Topps Company’s digital team, as well as an Associate Adjunct Professor at Hofstra.