Past OPC Presidents

Past OPC President Archive

An archive of OPC presidents from the founding in 1939 to the present. 

Marcus Mabry, President

Marcus Mabry is Editor at Large of The New York Times. He was previously based in London and Paris. Prior to coming to Europe in 2011, Mabry was the Associate National Editor of The New York Times, responsible for coverage of U.S. politics.

Marcus Mabry | Photo: Erica Lansner
Michael Serrill, 2012-2014

Michael Serrill has been an OPC member for 19 years, and served as its President from 2012 to 2014. He has served several times as a member of the board, as second and third Vice President and as Secretary. He ran the awards judging panels for several years. Serrill is Assistant Managing Editor at Bloomberg Markets magazine.

Michael Serrill
David A. Andelman, 2010-2012

David A. Andelman is Editor of World Policy Journal. Previously he served as Executive Editor of, the world’s largest business and financial website. Earlier, he was a domestic and foreign correspondent for The New York Times in various posts in New York and Washington, Southeast Asia bureau chief, based in Bangkok, then East European bureau chief, based in Belgrade. He then moved to CBS News where he served for seven years as a Paris...

David A. Andelman
Allan Dodds Frank, 2008-2010

Allan Dodds Frank is a contributor to The Daily Beast, the website founded by Tina Brown. He has been a television correspondent for ABC News, CNN and Bloomberg. Frank has been an Overseas Press Club member since 1985, most recently served as second vice president and previously OPC treasurer, governor, chairman of the OPC Awards Committee and President of the Overseas Press Club Foundation, where he serves on the board and executive committee.

Allan Dodds Frank
Marshall Loeb, 2006-2008

Marshall Loeb is a Senior Correspondent and a member of the Advisory Board of CBS, a leading financial and business news service on the net. He is also a daily commentator on CBS Radio Network. He is author of 13 books, most recently Marshall Loeb's Lifetime Financial Strategies.

Marshall Loeb,  OPC President 2006-08
Richard B. Stolley, 2004-2006

Richard B. Stolley is Senior Editorial Adviser at Time Inc., where he has worked in various editorial jobs since 1953. He started his journalistic career at the age of 15, when he took over as sports editor of the Pekin, Illinois, Daily Times, while he was still attending high school. (The war was going on, adult males were in short supply and “the publisher didn’t want to hire a woman, so he hired a child instead” was the explanation). He worked for two...

Richard B. Stolley
Alexis Gelber, 2002-2004

A longtime top editor of Newsweek, Alexis Gelber supervised award-winning coverage of politics, social issues and international news as the magazine’s National Affairs Editor, Assistant Managing Editor, and Managing Editor of Newsweek International.

Alexis Gelber
Larry Martz, 2000-2002

The retired editor of World Press Review magazine, Larry Martz was a Newsweek staffer for 32 years, including assignments as business editor, national affairs editor, assistant managing editor and editor of Newsweek International. He remains co-chairman of the OPC Freedom of the Press Committee.

Larry Martz
Roy Rowan, 1998-2000

Roy Rowan, OPC President from 1998-2000 and OPC member for 62 years is a revered journalist.

Roy Rowan