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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:
413-781-8600 x102
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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:
413-781-8600 x109
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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:
413-781-8600 x108
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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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daniellefox1hazeGraphic Designer Danielle Fox is a recent graduate of Western New England University and its College of Business. She brings considerable skill, energy, and imagination to her position. She gained an understanding, and appreciation, of the region’s business community while serving in internships at Envision Marketing Group, Monson Savings Bank, and Canson Inc. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing. Danielle can be reached by phone at: 413-781-8600 x107
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Marketing & Event Director Bevin Peters brings a depth of experience in marketing, event planning, and development, to her position. Previously, she spent eight years working for the Springfield Boys & Girls Club in various roles including development, administrative work, office management, and as special events and marketing coordinator before coming to BusinessWest & Healthcare News in 2016. Bevin can be reached by phone at:413-781-8600 x100
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Sales & Marketing Administrative Assistant Megan Granger is a 2017 graduate of Western New England University with an MFA in Creative Writing. She has worked as an adjunct professor in English composition and has also held positions as Managing Editor of Common Ground Review, as Administrative Assistant for her family’s business, Granger Medical of Belchertown; and as Photographer’s Assistant with Photography by Duval, Palmer. Megan can be reached by phone at: 413-781-8600 x112
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Office Manager Cindy Sears 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 by phone at:413-781-8600 ext. 105
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Staff Writer Kayla Ebner recently graduated from Roger Williams University where she was the editor-in-chief of the university’s The Hawk’s Herald. Kayla will put her experience to work as a Staff Writer which will include writing for both BusinessWest & Healthcare News, doing research projects, photography work, assistance with events, and work on special projects. Kayla can be reached by phone at 413-781-8600 ext. 111
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