Access Press Announces New Executive Director

Access Press Announces New Executive Director

Access Press, Minnesota’s disability community news source, is pleased to announce that Holly Anderson has been appointed as the organization’s new executive director. Holly succeeds Tim Benjamin, who retired in 2020 after many years of dedicated service to Access Press. Tim will continue to serve as an editorial contributor to Access Press.

“Holly will be a great addition to the Access Press team,” said Joel Ulland, president of the Access Press board of directors. “Her experience with the disability community will be extremely valuable as we expand the reach of Access Press into the future.”

Holly Anderson brings more than two decades of nonprofit leadership experience to Access Press. She started her career in Washington, DC working on marketing and public awareness campaigns for the National Consumers League. In 2002, Holly moved to Minnesota and became VP of Marketing for the National MS Society, Minnesota Chapter. In 2009 she was named President of that chapter and spearheaded a merger in her first six months. In her work, Holly engaged volunteers, community members, corporations, and donors to raise nearly $9 million each year. Advocating for people with disabilities is a passion of Holly’s and she could not be more excited to join the Access Press team.

“Access Press is a vital news source for people with disabilities,” said Anderson. “As I take the helm of the business side of the organization, I am aware of the giant shoes I need to fill. I’m up for this challenge and for ensuring Access Press continues to publish quality content on and off line for well into the future.”