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Stan Tiner

Stan Tiner recently retired as Executive Editor/Vice President of The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss., where he served from May 2000 to August 2015. The newspaper was the 2006 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal given for Public Service. Tiner and colleagues Marie Harris and Tony Biffle were also finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.

He was the 2006 winner of the American Society of Newspaper Editor Leadership Award, the top recognition given by the Society. New Orleans Times-Picayune Editor Jim Amoss was also recognized with the Leadership Award.

In 2009, Tiner was the 51st recipient of The Samuel Talbert Silver Em Award, the University of Mississippiā€™s highest journalism award.

He previously served as the top editor at the Mobile Register, the Shreveport Journal and the Daily Oklahoman.

Tiner is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. In 1985-86, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.  He is a former U.S. Marine and a veteran of 13 months in the Vietnam War where he served as a Combat Correspondent.

Professionally, he has served as a Pulitzer Prize juror and a chapter president of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi.  He is a former member of the board of directors of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and served the society in many capacities, including chairman of the Freedom of Information and Ethics and Values Committees.

He and his wife, Vickie, are the parents of three children and have four grandchildren.

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