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The Team at BusinessWest

George O’Brien
Editor & Associate Publisher
George is one of the region’s most experienced and respected journalists, with more than 30 years of 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 Amherst, majoring in Journalism and English and minoring in History. George can be reached at either (413) 781-8600 ext. 102 or [email protected].
KateCampiti3Kate Campiti
Sales Manager & Associate Publisher
Kate has extensive experience in management, leadership, and sales. Kate is a graduate of University of Massachusetts 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 at either (413) 781-8600 ext. 106 or [email protected].
Joe Bednar
Senior Writer
Joe is a veteran writer and copy editor with more than two decades of experience covering Western Massachusetts. Formerly a reporter with the Westfield Evening News and Waterbury Republican-American, he has been on the staff at BusinessWest and the Healthcare News since 2001. He has a bachelor’s degree from Evangel College, where he majored in English and Journalism. Joe can be reached at either (413) 781-8600 ext. 109 or [email protected].
KathleenPlanteKathleen Plante
Advertising Consultant
A native of Agawam, MA, Kathleen’s diverse career has taken her throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Focused on customer service, business and fund development, as well as marketing and public relations. With her background in business, non-profit, and health care, Kathleen is connected to the readers of both BusinessWest and the Healthcare News. Kathleen can be reached at either (413) 781-8600 ext. 108 or [email protected].
Cecille Youmans
Advertsing Consultant
Cecille is a 2016 graduate of Bay Path University with a B.S. in Business Administration. She has more than 25+ years of experience in the newspaper advertising industry. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times and continued her extensive professional journey at The Republican, Daily Hampshire Gazette, and Valley Advocate. Cecille brings a depth of experience and knowledge from her career in newspaper advertising. Cecille can be reached at (413) 781-8600 ext. 112 or [email protected].
Mike Nasuti
Art Director
Mike 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 art director at The Springfield Newspapers. He graduated with a B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art & Design. Mike can be reached at either (413) 781-8600 ext. 103 or [email protected].
Gina Lovotti
Marketing and Events Manager
Gina is a 2005 graduate of Western New England University with her BS in Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her MS in Communications from Western New England University. She has 10 years of experience in event management from her time as the director of University Events Planning at Western New England University. She is also knowledgeable about marketing and developing strategic marketing plans having served as a member of the Division of Marketing and External Affairs and Enrollment Management at WNE for the past 15 years. Contact Gina Lovotti: (413) 781-8600 x100 or [email protected].
Cindy Sears
Office Manager
Cindy has more than 30 years of finance experience working in a variety of business environments in Western Massachusetts. Cindy is a graduate of Westfield State University with a B.A. in History and Education. She is also a notable local author. Cindy can be reached at either (413) 781-8600 ext. 105 or [email protected]

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