PPA announces board of directors

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) welcomes Virginia photographer Mary Fisk-Taylor, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API, EA-ASP, as its new president. Fisk-Taylor began her year-long term that extends through the end of February 2022.

“I am incredibly proud to be the new PPA President and to serve our community,” Fisk-Taylor said. “My heart bursts with gratitude for all those before me that have paved the way. I believe that successful organizations are never limited by opportunity but by their leadership. PPA continues to grow because of its leadership, from the board of directors, committees, and staff to each of our 30,0000 dedicated members.”

Fisk-Taylor becomes the nonprofit’s president after serving last year as the Vice President. The new Treasurer, Kira Derryberry, began her service today as well. The previous Treasurer, Jeff Dachowski, assumes the current role of Vice President. The previous President, Gregory Daniel, assumes the role of Chairman of the Board, with the previous chairwoman, Audrey Wancket, rotating off the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors—all PPA members themselves—will shape the association’s vision until March 2022. The new board composition is as follows:

  • Chairman Gregory Daniel, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP, from Titusville, FL
  • President Mary Fisk-Taylor, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API, from Richmond, VA
  • Vice President Jeff Dachowski, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, from Bedford, NH
  • Treasurer Kira Derryberry, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, from Tallahassee, FL
  • Director Mark Campbell, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API from Wheeling, WV
  • Director Allison English Watkins, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, from Park City, UT
  • Director Pete Rezac, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, from Reno, NV, beginning his second term
  • Director Kesha Lambert from New Rochelle, NY, beginning her first term
  • Director Makayla Harris, CPP, from Saratoga Springs, NY, beginning her first term
  • Director Ronan Ryle from Clondalkin, Ireland, beginning his first term
  • Director Larry Lourcey, M.Photog.M.Artist.Cr., CPP, from Plano, TX
  • Director Trish Gilmore Cr.Photog., CPP from Warwick, RI
  • Director George Joell III, Cr.Photog., from Fayetteville, NC

“As small business creatives, we face many day-to-day challenges,” Fisk-Taylor said. “Amid the uncertainty, PPA is a guiding light that helps us achieve sustainability, profitability, and success. Every photographer’s journey is unique, but our destination is the same. PPA brings us all together.”