Michael Triplett, 48, the assistant managing editor at Bloomberg-BNA in Washington, DC and president of the NLGJA passed away Thursday after a battle with cancer. From NLGJA:
While Michael only served as president for a few short months, he has been a member of our leadership team for several years, first as a Washington, D.C. chapter board member and president and then as a national board member and vice president for print. His quiet demeanor masked a steely resolve and an uncanny ability to push our organization forward. Michael quickly became someone who could be relied on both to provide sage advice as well as the time and energy to help us accomplish our goals.
A 1998 graduate of the American University School of Law, Triplett used his legal background to develop and lead reports on tax and labor policy at BNA, later Bloomberg-BNA. NLGJA will appoint an interim president in the next few days. Funeral arrangements are pending.