Rich Luna

Director of Publishing, MPI

Rich Luna is Director of Publishing at Meeting Professionals International and Editor in Chief of MPI’s flagship publication, The Meeting Professional magazine. He is responsible for content and strategy for all of MPI’s editorial publishing platforms.

Prior to MPI, he worked on the publications team at the Boy Scouts of America national office for nearly seven years, where he was a project manager for the centennial edition of the BSA Handbook. He spent nearly 30 years working as a reporter, editor and managing editor at newspapers across the country. He has interviewed six U.S. presidents, from Gerald Ford to George W. Bush, as well as foreign heads of state, most notably Fidel Castro of Cuba. He has reported on national and international sporting events, national and local politics, and from Death Row in Texas. He has also directed coverage of fashion and travel.

He currently serves on the board of directors of Association Media & Publishing (AM&P), which is dedicated to the needs of print and digital publishers in nonprofit organizations. He previously served on the board of directors for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Associated Press Managing Editors.

He was selected a scholar for the 2018-2020 class of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) sponsored by ASAE, The Center for Association Leadership.

He was recognized by Folio magazine in 2016 as one of the most forward-thinking and innovative leaders in magazine media.

Rich received his B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the University of Texas at El Paso.