February’s Featured Speaker: John Lumpkin, Retired Associated Press VP, “Where Does Your News Come From? It may surprise you!”

John Lumpkin has held several positions at the Associated Press, including Vice President for US & Latin America Newspaper Markets, Regional Vice President/South, Dallas Bureau Chief, Des Moines Bureau Chief, Raleigh Bureau Chief, and San Antonio Correspondent.

Prior to his retirement in 2014, John was Director of the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication at Texas Christian University for over 5 years.

John earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Virginia. He currently lives in Richardson and is a contract writer for Texas Highways magazine.

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