Comings and Goings!
Krista Andrews joined Eagle Web Press, Salem on January 5, 2015 as its new Project Coordinator, communicating with customers, sales staff and plant personnel. She knows sheet-fed printing from her last 14 years in the business. She's now learning another type of printing...done on huge rolls of paper threading through the gigantic line of iron at Eagle Web Press. Welcome, Krista!
Deb Jones was introduced as the new publisher of the Moneysaver in Lewiston, Idaho this past February. Deb has extensive experience in print sales and ad creation in her career with Eagle - most recently at the Columbia Gorge Press, in Hood River, OR. Deb's move to Lewiston began last summer with her position as Advertising Manager and "replacement in training." Diane Johnson made a decision to retire this year as the publisher and has been working with Deb during the transition.
Diane started her career at the Moneysaver in June 1977 taking ads over the phone. The Moneysaver began as a family business owned by Diane's aunt, Judy McFadden. Diane's mother was hired as a proofreader and her sister, Jan, as the manager of sheet-fed offset press department. Diane also worked in production and circulation until her brother Garth joined the business. Garth took over circulation and Diane transitioned to the office and was display billing clerk. In July of 2005, Ms. McFadden and the family stockholders sold the company to Eagle Newspapers and Diane became the publisher.
"I was happy to become publisher of the Moneysaver. Here we are today with the last family member retiring from the business! The Moneysaver staff and Eagle Newspapers have been wonderful to work with. It's been an exciting industry to be in. When I think about all the technological advances in the last 37 years and what is to come, it's beyond my imagination," Diane said.
While Diane 'officially' stepped down in April from day-to-day operations, she will be available to Deb Jones through the end of September. During this time, she also will be working on some company projects for Eagle.
Congratulations to new publisher, Deb Jones. Heartfelt THANKS for Diane Johnson, for her years of loyalty and service to Eagle Newspapers!
Welcome to Ashley DeRamus who joined the team at the Idaho County Free Press last November. She was hired as an ad sales representative.
Farewell to Adam Lapierre, reporter and photographer extraordinaire at the Hood River News, in Hood River, OR. Adam departed in February of this year for another position in the Hood River community.
Also saying goodbye - Julie Bock - leaving her circulation manager position at the Omak Chronicle, Omak, WA. She started out in the mailroom in 1999 and also worked in production.
Springtime saw Karen Zackula join the Daily Sun News in Washington as a new member of the front office crew, specializing in classifieds. University of Oregon grad, Patrick Mulvihill, joined the editorial department at the Hood River News as a general news reporter. Niki Piacente is enjoying the variety of her responsibilities and "the fun of working with and meeting so many people" as she joined the staff of The Dalles Chronicle, in classified sales. Two new employees joined the Moneysaver staff in Lewiston - - Cassie Chandler in classifieds and Becca Eller in graphic design. Welcome ladies. And, all the way from Watkinsville, Georgia, where he was the sports editor for the Oconee Enterprise, comes Derek Wiley, who has become a reporter at The Dalles Chronicle.