Paul Wahlstrom
Paul WahlstromPresident
Paul is past president of the Press Club of Dallas Board (2011-12), board member (1998-2000), and a member since mid 1990’s.
Paul, a retired television producer, was previously executive producer, Irving Community Television Network, from 1981-2008, and video freelancer in the New York City area from 1975-1981. Paul is a graduate of the University of Denver.
Cary Broussard
Cary BroussardPast President
Cary Broussard is the principal owner of Broussard Global, a marketing communications company that builds innovative, winning brands through inclusive, cause-related marketing and PR and internal team building.

Our Valuable Team Members:
Media

Hugh Aynesworth
Hugh Aynesworth
Hugh Aynesworth has been a journalist for more than 65 years, a member of the Press Club of Dallas since 1960. He has worked at both The Dallas News and Dallas Times Herald — as well as Newsweek, The Washington Times, United Press International, The Arkansas Gazette and ABC News (20/20).
A winner of more than 80 local, state and national awards (including an Emmy last year for a documentary featuring 27 persons connected with the JFK assassination.) he is a former president of the club and onetime president of the Texas chapter of Sigma Delta Chi.
Tristan Hallman
Tristan Hallman
Tristan Hallman has been a reporter for The Dallas Morning News since 2013. He currently covers Dallas City Hall, but has also covered breaking news, crime, the Dallas Police Department, Dallas Fire-Rescue and other public safety matters.
Before coming to Dallas, Tristan interned for The News’ Washington bureau, the Texas Tribune, the Houston Chronicle’s Austin bureau, Gannett’s Washington bureau and The New York Times. His work has also appeared in Crain’s New York Business, the New York Daily News, the Riverdale Press and City Limits Magazine.

He has a political science degree from St. Edward’s University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and he earned a master’s degree in journalism in 2012 from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Barry Hoffman
Barry Hoffman
Barry Hoffman is a journalist, editor and communications executive with more than 50 years’ experience in wire service, print and broadcast news. He’s a Dallas native and spent his entire journalism career in the Northeast. He moved back to Dallas eight years ago. He is a partner and the founding editor of the HealthDay News Service, the world’s largest daily health and medical news service with more than 2,000 business clients.
He is a partner and the founding editor of the HealthDay News Service, the world’s largest daily health and medical news service with more than 2,000 business clients.

During his 50+ years in news, Hoffman has worked as a reporter and/or editor for a number of major news organizations, including the New York Herald Tribune, WNEW Radio in New York City, and the United Press International Audio Network news service, He has held top editorial and general management positions with Gannett and Times Mirror and is a past president of the New York State Associated Press Association.

He is also an instructor at Brookhaven College, teaching a Continuing Education course about the effect of the Internet and social media on newspapers and the role of journalism in our society.

News staffs under Hoffman’s direction have won more than 300 national and regional awards, including the national Headliner’s Award for public service, Associated Press Managing Editors award for in-depth reporting, and The Society of Professional Journalists award for enterprise reporting.

Hoffman is a Vietnam veteran, serving as a broadcast specialist and combat reporter for U.S. Army headquarters and the Armed Forces Network in 1968 and 1969.

Arnold Wayne Jones
Arnold Wayne Jones
After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, Arnold moved to Dallas, where he pursued for a time dual careers in law and journalism before concentrating full-time as a writer. His stories have appeared in publications from Entertainment Weekly to TV Guide to Backstage Magazine, The Toronto Star, The Fort Worth Star Telegram, The San Antonio Current, The Met and The Texas Lawyer, and he has held long-term positions at Dallas Observer, Dallas Voice and KDFW-Fox4. Arnold has also served on the Press Club of Dallas board in previous years.

Public Relations

She has more than ten years of agency and corporate experience managing and implementing integrated marketing, digital & social media campaigns and public relations strategies. Prior to launching her firm, she worked with brands such as: the U.S. Army, L’oreal, ExxonMobil, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Paul Quinn College, U.S. Federal Reserve, Verizon Wireless, CVS/Pharmacy, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, RushCard, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Pine-Sol, and more.

Her specialties include digital & social media marketing, public relations strategy development and implementation, media and community relations, community management and digital crisis communication, etc.

During her career, Ayona has earned more than 50 million media impressions for clients in top national media outlets and blogs, e.g. TODAY show, ESSENCE, Ebony Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, USAtoday.com, Huffington Post, etc.

Ayona is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Communications-Public Relations.

Liz Farmer
Liz Farmer
Liz Farmer is a writer, editor, and PR specialist at Pinnacle Group, where she serves as brand journalist for CEO and Chairman Nina Vaca. An experienced reporter since 2011, Liz covered everything from breaking news, legislation, local stories, and transportation for the Austin American-Statesman, The Texas Observer, and most recently The Dallas Morning News.

Through her professional experience, she has curated multimedia journalism across social media, blogs, digital forums, and print sources. A graduate of the University of Texas-Austin, Liz is passionate about media innovation and the promotion of journalism.

Prior to this role, he was the digital content editor for Baylor Scott & White Health, where he blogged and worked on social media for the largest nonprofit health care system in Texas.

Scott previously worked as a reporter and blogger for The Dallas Morning News for more than eight years, covering Dallas City Hall, crime, courts and general assignments. He has worked in newsrooms at The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and Richmond Times-Dispatch. His reporting garnered national attention and Scott has made appearances on Dateline on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and Investigation Discovery.

Zane Harrington
Zane Harrington
A communications specialist at VisitDallas, Zane Harrington promotes Dallas as an ideal leisure destination. He works to create, develop, and maintain public relations strategies and relationships with local clients, reporters, and partners. Zane serves as a main point-person for domestic media requests.

A graduate of Baylor University with a BBA in Brand Engagement and Music and Entertainment Marketing, he began his career as a CBS News press office intern in New York City, working with top publicists and CBS News executives, and returned to Dallas to become an account executive at A. Larry Ross Communications before joining VisitDallas.

Song Yang
Song Yang
Song received her BA in journalism/news editorial from California State University, where she wrote for the University’s paper. Combining her love of journalism and digital media, Song came to Dallas by way of New York from California. Song is director of digital media at Cowboys & Indians Magazine and oversees digital marketing, media & ad sales, email marketing, content development, analytics, and technical implementation at the Dallas-based magazine.
Martha Tiller
Martha Tiller
D Magazine once called Martha Tiller “Famous for Making People Famous.” She is known in Dallas business, civic, social, and media circles as a public relations executive with a substantial…used to be called Rolodex….then BlackBerry….now iPhone Contact List.

You may not know that her professional life before Big D included CBS Television, Goodson-Todman Productions and the TV show “Password,” Gov. John Connally, and a post-White House LBJ. She often shares with groups a slice of life in the role of press secretary, social secretary and director of special projects for Pres. and Mrs. Johnson at the LBJ Ranch and Library.