Recently, I noticed that even for the baby-faced executive director, working with the 20+ members of the Board (and a separate Board for the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation) and the nearly 8,000 members of the largest, most broad-based organization for journalists can take its toll, to use a cliche.
Skeel, who became our executive director in 2009, updated his photo on the SPJ Web site during the last year and we can see that the years and the stress are showing just a bit.
As one who is proud of the increasing number of gray hairs showing up on my head, I am the first to say — aging gracefully is good.
But, Joe, don’t let the Society make you grow older before it’s time.
Those in the national media have made fun of President Barack Obama graying during the years of his first term.
I guess once in a while, we have to poke a little fun at ourselves– as journalists (Joe worked as a journalist before joining the SPJ national staff in 2004) when the age starts to show.
I LOVE THE UPDATED PHOTO JOE!