Mark Contreras joined The E.W. Scripps Company in January, 2005 as vice president newspaper operations. He was promoted to his current position of Senior Vice President/Newspapers in March, 2006. Mark oversees the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of the Scripps newspaper division, which includes daily and community newspapers in 13 markets, innovative Web-based information services and other related businesses. Mark is a member of the Executive Committee of the Newspaper Association of America and serves as its vice chairman. He is a board member of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts as well as Cincinnati Public Radio, a trustee of the Scripps Howard Foundation, and a member of the National Association of Multicultural Media Executives. He is former board chairman of the American Press Institute, as well as The Cabot Westside Clinic (Kansas City, MO), former trustee and executive committee member of the College Misericordia (Dallas, PA), former board member, Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association (Harrisburg, PA), and in 1996 was selected by Presstime magazine as one of the "20 under 40".