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Paul   Read
Paul Read Publisher Phone: 509.344.1262
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About Paul

Publisher Paul Read has been with the Journal since its start in early 1986, having spent 25 years as an editor in the newsroom before moving to the administrative end of the business. A lover of wine, woodworking, and the outdoors, Paul is a proud Spokane native.

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JoNelle  Opitz
JoNelle Opitz Business Manager Phone: 509.344.1287
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About JoNelle

Business Manager JoNelle Opitz handles billing, human resources, budgeting, and day-to-day operations at the Journal of Business. A WSU Cougar alum and fan who enjoys Palouse farm-town living, JoNelle has worked at the Journal since 1996.

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Kathy  Minor
Kathy Minor Circulation Manager Phone: 509.344.1280
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Circulation Manager Kathy Minor has worked for the Journal of Business since 1998. A Washington State University alum, Kathy loves road trips, mountains, wine tasting, and vacations spent riding the trails on her bike.

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Linn   Parish
Linn Parish Editor Phone: 509.344.1265
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Deputy Editor Linn Parish has worked for the Journal of Business for a total of 10 years, dating back to 1998. A self-described sports nerd, Linn has worked as a professional writer/editor for nearly 20 years.

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LeAnn  Bjerken
LeAnn Bjerken Reporter Phone: 509.344.1267
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Reporter LeAnn Bjerken is the most recent addition to the Journal's news team. A poet, cat lover and antique enthusiast, LeAnn is also an Eastern Washington University alum.

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 Kevin  Blocker
Kevin Blocker Reporter Phone: 509.344.1264
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Reporter Kevin Blocker, a University of Colorado alum, is a rec league basketball addict. At age 47, he still sports a 32-inch vertical leap. He has three children, all of whom are hooked on hoops.

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Mike  McLean
Mike McLean Deputy Editor Phone: 509.344.1266
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Reporter Mike McLean covers real estate and construction at the Journal of Business. A multipurpose fisherman and vintage record album aficionado, Mike has worked for the Journal since 2006.

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Samantha  Peone
Samantha Peone Reporter Phone: 509.344.1260
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Virginia  Thomas
Virginia Thomas Research Coordinator Phone: 509-344-1263
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Marc   Edwards
Marc Edwards Production Manager Phone: (509) 344-1282
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Carly    Taylor
Carly Taylor Lead Graphic Designer Phone: (509) 344-1284
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Hanna  Balaszi
Hanna Balaszi Graphic Designer Phone: (509) 344-1283
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Julia  Broderson
Julia Broderson Account Executive Phone: 509.344.1277
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About Julia

Account Executive Julia Broderson has worked in the print advertising sales for over 18 years. She graduated from Whitworth University with her Bachelor’s in Organizational Management and is currently pursuing her MBA from Whitworth. She enjoys spending her free time with her children and most outdoor activities.

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Dana  Cunningham
Dana Cunningham Account Executive Phone: 509.344.1272
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Account Executive Dana Cunningham serves advertising accounts and handles building spreads at the Journal of Business. A sailor and a proud Rotarian, Dana has worked at the Journal since 2011.  

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Carol  Haskell
Carol Haskell Account Executive Phone: 509.344.1275
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Account Executive Carol Haskell has worked at the Journal of Business since 1992 and worked in advertising sales for more than 25 years. A wine enthusiast with a special affection for exquisite red wines, Carol also enjoys a second home on Priest River.

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Kelley  Wilcox
Kelley Wilcox Account Executive Phone: 509.344.1276
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Account Executive Kelley Wilcox has worked at the Journal of Business since 2006 and been involved in the radio and print businesses for 17 years.

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Dick  Zarowny
Dick Zarowny Account Executive Phone: 509.344.1278
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About Dick

Senior Account Executive/Sales Coach Dick Zarowny has worked at the Journal of Business since 1987 and in advertising sales for nearly 40 years. A Montana native, Dick has a love of road biking, skiing, and a number of other outdoor sports.  

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Jennifer  Zurlini
Jennifer Zurlini Classified Advertising Phone: 509.344.1279
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Classified Advertising Representative Jennifer Zurlini has worked in advertising and at newspapers including the Santa Barbara News-Press and The Spokesman-Review for 15 years.  An acrylic painter, Jennifer has been with the Journal since March 2013.

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