Linda Conway is the executive director for the New England Newspaper and Press Association. She began working with one of NENPA’s two predecessor organizations, the New England Press Association, in 1995. Prior to her appointment as executive director, she most recently had been advertising and business development director for the association. NENPA represents more than 450 news publications in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Rhode Island, providing them with training, recognition, legal access, advertising revenue, event management, networking and other services. Conway received a bachelor of science degree in mass communications, with a journalism concentration, from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1995. She grew up in Tewksbury, Mass., and lives in Charlestown, Mass., with her daughter, Sydney.