Our Team

KateCampiti3Associate Publisher Kate Campiti has extensive experience in management, leadership and sales. Kate is a graduate of UMASS Amherst with a B.A. in Communications and Political Science. After working as a sales executive with OneStar Communications, she began her career with BusinessWest and the Healthcare News in 2000. Kate can be reached by phone at:
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Editor George O’Brien is one of the region’s most experienced and respected journalists, with more than 30 years experience as a writer and editor. Before coming to BusinessWest in 1995 as editor, he was the long-time editor of the Westfield Evening News. He attended the University of Massachusetts, majoring in Journalism and English and minoring in History. He can be reached by phone at:
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Senior Writer Joe Bednar is a veteran writer and copy editor with more than a decade’s experience covering Western Massachusetts. Formerly a reporter with the Westfield Evening News and Waterbury Republican-American, he has been on staff of BusinessWest and the Healthcare News since 2001. He attended Evangel College, majoring in English and Journalism. He can be reached by phone at:
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KathleenPlanteAdvertising Consultant A native of Agawam, MA, Kathleen Plante’s diverse career has taken her throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Focused on customer service, business and fund development, and marketing and public relations, she recently spent a year immersed in the local home healthcare industry. With her background in business, non-profit, and health care, Kathleen is connected to the readers of both BusinessWest and its sister publication The Healthcare News. Kathleen can be reached by phone at:
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DianeSabourinWEBAdvertising Consultant Diane Sabourin spent 24 years working for the Republican in various sales and sales management positions and most recently worked for Dex Media as a marketing consultant. Diane brings a depth of experience and a successful career in sales, advertising sales, marketing, customer relations, and account development that will help our clients in building effective marketing campaigns that reach their desired audience. She will work with businesses throughout WesternMass. for advertising in BusinessWest. Diane can be reached by phone at: 413-781-8600 x106
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Art Director Mike Nasuti has more than 30 years of experience in graphic design and illustration. Before coming to BusinessWest and the Healthcare News in 2005, he was a news artist/illustrator at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton and The Springfield Newspapers. He attended Massachusetts College of Art, majoring in Fine Arts. He can be reached by phone at:
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NikiaDavisFINAL150Senior Graphic Designer Nikia Davis began her career with BusinessWest in 2003. She is a graduate from UMASS Amherst with her B.A. in Art and Journalism. Prior to joining BusinessWest, Nikia worked in graphic design at JWG Associates in Needham, MA. Nikia can be reached by phone at:
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BevinPetersMarketing & Event Director Bevin Peters brings a depth of experience in marketing, event planning, and development, to her new position. She spent the past eight years working for the Springfield Boys & Girls Club in various roles including development, administrative work, office management, and most recently as special events and marketing coordinator. Bevin can be reached by phone at:
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ShanonBlivenMarketing & Event Coordinator Shannon Bliven’s career history includes a stint as interim executive director of the East of the River Chamber of Commerce and work in office management and project/event coordination with local food service companies as well as a local staffing company. Shannon can be reached by phone at:
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