A community-oriented woman with a passion for all things local is the Advocate’s new advertising sales manager.
Wendy Moore, 46, takes over on Monday to replace Richard Smalley, who stepped down earlier this month.
Moore has been a sales representative at the Advocate for two years and previously spent 10 years at the Prince George Citizen.
“I have enjoyed helping local businesses grow,” said Moore. “I have enjoyed helping them succeed. It is important to have those local businesses to have a thriving community.”
Moore moved to Red Deer in 2012 with her partner, Jim Moore, who is the director of maintenance at Mustang Helicopters. She has two stepchildren, aged 13 and 18.
Born in Vancouver and raised in Prince George, Moore has worked in a variety of fields. Among her titles, she was the district manager of circulation at the Prince George Citizen, and worked in promotions and sales, and community policing at the City of Prince George.
Moore said she is looking forward to working with her fantastic team.
“It’s a fantastic group of people,” she said. “It’s a great publication. I see there are opportunities to connect more with the people.”
Moore said she is excited to get back to her roots in newspapers and her passions of “community engagement, marketing, promotions and media.”
“I think it’s time for new life and new energy in the department,” she said. “I think we have a real opportunity to maximize our strengths.”