'Player / coach' John Voket has spent four-plus decades as a creative in media, design, entertainment, management, and philanthropy. Since 2002, he's been a staffer and Associate Editor at The Newtown Bee. As a broadcaster, he is a three-time CT Agricultural Journalist of the Year — and has been honored for reporting on mental health, addiction, consumer affairs, and domestic violence. As Director of Public Affairs for Connoisseur Media, Voket is in his 29th year producing and podcasting the award-winning 'For the People'. For the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA), he has served as board member, Secretary, Vice-President, and President (2018). He is recognized as a "distinguished judge" for the New England Better Newspaper Competition and judges for several state press associations. He currently serves as secretary supporting the nonprofit New Haven Center for the Performing Arts, and was recently appointed to the Journalism Education Foundation of New England.