Ann Haver-Allen has joined the Payson Roundup as its new editor.
"I am very happy to be at the Payson Roundup," Haver-Allen said. "I have always loved community journalism. It's the neighborliness of it, the way it lets you connect to the people in your town."
She said she was specifically attracted to the Roundup because it is an excellent community newspaper.
"I look forward to working with publisher Richard Haddad and the staff to make the paper even better," she said.
"Ann is a gifted writer, a strong editor and a woman of integrity," said Roundup Publisher Richard Haddad. "I've been fortunate to have exceptional editors over the past nine years, and I'm sure Ann will help us carry on a tradition of excellence."
Haver-Allen began her journalism career as a reporter for the Angleton Times in Angleton, Texas. After marrying and moving to New Jersey, she worked for the Princeton Packet Newspaper Group, where she was a managing editor.
She left newspapers and accepted the managing editor position of an international magazine targeting the pharmaceutical industry before joining Princeton University as director of engineering communications for the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Most recently, she was director of public relations at Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz.
Haver-Allen has won numerous professional awards in recognition of her work, including 14 awards from the New Jersey Press Association for news, column, and feature writing, and newspaper design.
Additional awards won by Haver-Allen include Clarion Awards from the Association of Women in Communications for best newsletter and best logo design; finalist awards from the Educational Press Association for series feature writing; and IRIS awards from the New Jersey chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators for best overall newsletter and best logo design.
As a regular competitor in the Middlesex County Fair in New Jersey, Haver-Allen has twice won best of show in photography. Additionally, she has received numerous first, second, third, and honorable mention prizes in photography, painting, jewelry making, sewing, and embroidery.
She is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in the 21st Century.
Haver-Allen earned her B.A. in journalism from Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, N.J., and took graduate classes at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.
She and her husband Bill have been married 19 years and have two children.