Todd Fettig is NFOIC’s executive director. Based in West Michigan, Fettig worked a variety of roles during his newspaper career, including copy editor, Sunday editor, community engagement specialist, and manager of editing and design teams in Michigan, Alabama, Louisiana and Oregon. As an adjunct college instructor, Fettig has taught journalism, communication, and professional writing courses. He holds degrees from Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, and Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and he is licensed to practice law in Michigan. 


Erika Benton is the external partnership coordinator for NFOIC. A graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Florida State University. She 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 entities and democracy. She has extensive knowledge of social media campaigns, development, marketing strategies, and public policy research. Previously the Office Administrator and Marketing Manager for the Florida First Amendment Foundation. An adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College, Erika is also a Philanthropy Associate in Donor Research for the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund.