Staff Directory

Dennis DeRossett
Nebraska Press Association Executive Director

Dennis became Executive Director of the Nebraska Press Association in January 2020. In addition to overseeing the operation of the association, he is actively involved in the lobbying on behalf of the state’s newspapers at both the state and national levels. He is a career newspaper publisher and association executive. He served as publisher of the Beatrice Daily Sun in 1990 thru 1996; during that time, he also served on the board of directors of the Nebraska Press Association. In addition to Beatrice, he has published community newspapers in Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma and Illinois. Dennis has also served as executive director of the Illinois Press Association and, under a management contract, served as the COO of the National Newspaper Association. Contact Dennis at


Violet Spader
Sales & Marketing Manager – OnePress

Violet joined NPA/OnePress in August 2012, after working in the newsrooms and composition departments of several Nebraska newspapers since 2006.  She was named OnePress sales & marketing manager in March 2017.  In addition to assisting members with newspaper market research, quotes, and general information about newspaper advertising, Violet is the primary contact for the OnePress online advertising network, the 2×2 Display Ad Network and customized display ads. If you’ve got any questions regarding pricing or placement, call Violet at the NPA/OnePress office in Lincoln, or e-mail her at:


Jenelle Plachy
Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Jenelle joined NPA/OnePress in June 1996. She keeps the books for the NPA and OnePress and our affiliate organizations and also sends out the NPA membership dues statements in November, processes checks for dues and bills from both members & clients, and sends checks to our member newspapers. For questions on any of these or other bookkeeping related matters, call Jenelle at the NPA/OnePress office or e-mail her at:


Carolyn Bowman
Advertising Manager

Carolyn has been with the NPA for over 20 years, nine of those as Advertising Manager. Carolyn generates advertising estimates for advertisers and agencies, sends advertising insertion orders to newspapers, and handles advertising invoices. Carolyn oversees the Nebraska Classified Advertising Network and the 2X2 Display Ad Program. She also coordinates the Nebraska Newspaper Directory & Rate Book, as well as the Annual Better Newspaper Contest. You can reach Carolyn by sending e-mail to: or call her at the NPA/NPAS office in Lincoln.


Susan Watson
Administrative Assistant/Press Release Coordinator

Susan joined NPA/OnePress in May 2008, and has served as Administrative Assistant for the office since June 2012, with over 20 years of advertising agency media and marketing experience. Susan edits the weekly Bulletin for NPA members, handles the NPA press release service and coordinates most aspects of the NPA/OnePress annual convention. She also coordinates the annual NPA Newspaper Directory/Rate Book advertising, is the primary contact for “Nebraska News Link,” the online digital archive newspaper project and is tearsheet coordinator for OnePress. Contact Susan at the NPA/OnePress office, or via e-mail at: