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Chris Cobler is the outreach coordinator for NFOIC, overseeing communication and support for the state coalitions and the annual FOI summit. Before joining NFOIC, Chris had a long career in newspapers, receiving many journalism honors for promoting government accountability. He was the first Donald J. Reynolds Nieman Fellow in community journalism at Harvard University in 2005-06. He is a board member and past president of the Texas Freedom of Information




Erika Benton is an external partnership coordinator and communications specialist for NFOIC. A graduate of the University of Alabama and Florida State University, Erika has her Master of Arts degree in Public Interest Media & Communications with a certificate in Digital Productions. Erika focuses on media and communication and its role to help public interest and democracy. She has extensive knowledge of social media campaigns, marketing strategies, and public policy research. An adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College, Erika is also the marketing manager for the Florida First Amendment Foundation.