Herald-Leader publisher elected to newspaper group's board

Herald-Leader Publisher Rufus Friday was elected Sunday to the board of directors of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association.

He was one of six new directors elected at the association's annual News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

A native of North Carolina, Friday was named publisher of the Herald-Leader in May 2011.

The SNPA board is made up of one director from each of the 14 SNPA states, plus four at-large directors.