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May 26, 2014
Hans Peter Trost replaces Michael Kuhn as SMA president

Michael Kuhn with the new president of Sports Media Austria, Mag. Hans Peter Trost.(Photo by SMA)
by Josef Langer, Secretary General, SMA
VIENNA, May 26, 2014 - At the annual general meeting of Austrian sport journalists association Sports Media Austria, Michael Kuhn retired from his long time successful position as president and was replaced by Hans Peter Trost, chief of the sport redaction at ORF, the Austrian national Broadcasting Corporation.

Trost, 22 years younger than Kuhn, a new generation and executive board will start the work. Kuhn, a honorary Professor awarded by the minister of sports, Mag. Gerald Klug, will now become a Honorary Life president of the SMA. After 17 years of presidency he explained his decision to retire: “We in older ones live in other thinking about making newspapers. The new media were growing rapidly and I think, with Hans Peter as new president we have made a good choice.”

Kuhn also said, that he now has more time to work as treasurer for the AIPS which is an important and demanding job.

The executive board was reduced from 23 including the financial observers to 15. The general meeting elected the following new executive board: President: Mag. Hans Peter Trost. – 1st Vice President: Mag. Stefan Grueneis. – 2nd Vice president: Michael Schuen. – Treasurer: Guenter Pfeistlinger. – Deputy Treasurer: Barbara Gindl. – Secretary General: Josef Langer. – Deputy Secretary General: Ronald Gollatz. – Members: Christian Hofer, Mark Michael Nanseck, Adam Niederkorn, Michael Smejkal, Christoph Zoepfl. – Controlling: Kurt Ahammer, Kurt Raunegger, Ingo Rickl.

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