Henry J. Waters III
Henry J. Waters III served for 46 years as the editor and publisher of the Columbia Daily Tribune before becoming publisher emeritus in 2012. He founded Job Center, Inc., cofounded Reality House, Inc., and serves as an officer and board member of numerous Columbia and Boone County committees and organizations. He is a past board member of the Missouri Press Association and New Directions for News and serves on the board of Stephens College. Waters has received the University of Missouri School of Journalism Gold Medal and the University of Missouri–Columbia College of Arts and Science Distinguished Alumni Award. He has been a trustee of the Society since 1992 and an officer since 2004.