WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg News reporter Angela Greiling Keane was elected the National Press Club's 106th president on Dec. 14. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Club members also elected as vice president, Myron Belkind, George Washington University journalism professor and retired Associated Press foreign correspondent; as treasurer, John Hughesalso of Bloomberg News; as secretary, Joel Whitakerof Kane's Beverage News Daily; and as membership secretary, Marc Wojno, of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. Marilyn Geewaxof NPR ; Joseph Mortonof the Omaha World Herald ; Frederica Dunnof the Jamestown (N.Y.) Post-Journal ; Jeffery Ballou, of Al Jazeera English; and Ed Barks of Barks Communications were elected to the Board of Governors, the governing body of the National Press Club. "The troubled economy and rapid technology changes have created a challenging environment for journalists," Greiling Keane said. "As president, I will look for opportunities within these challenges to increase the Club's value for all types of journalists and their media organizations." She pledged that the National Press Club, the world's leading professional organization for journalists, will continue to advocate for press freedom in the United States and around the world. Greiling Keane has worked for Bloomberg for nearly six years following four years as an associate editor for Traffic World magazine and four years as Washington correspondent for the Small Newspaper Group. At Bloomberg, she covers transportation, focusing on the auto and rail industries, and the Postal Service.