Information officer named at WCCC
The Washington County Career Center high school has promoted a few positions from within for the 2012-2013 school year with Jerry Bradford being the latest.
This past summer, Bradford was promoted to chief information officer. He is responsible for the planning and implementing of new technologies for staff and students for both the high school and adult technical training. Bradford began working for the Career Center in November 1995 as a part-time instructor for the adult technical Customized Office Skills Training program. He was hired full-time in 1997 as a technology specialist to continue training for business and industry as well as supporting the technology coordinator. Bradford has previously worked for the Family Learning Center as an IT Technician.
Throughout the years, Bradford has also taught classes for the Ohio Literacy Resource Center at Kent State University, Ohio Valley University and Washington State Community College. In 2008, he was selected as the Training Coordinator of the Year by the Ohio Association of Customized Training Specialists.
Bradford holds more than 50 national and international certifications in the Information Technology field.
Bradford lives in Marietta with his wife, Stacy, who also works for the Career Center as the Media Center Specialist, and two daughters, Shallyn and Morgan.
Visitors bureau wins industry awards
The Marietta-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau received eight ondustry MIDDY awards including first place awards in annual report print, single advertisement print, online advertisement, Web site design, and local government relations project.
MIDDY Awards are presented for destination marketing and tourism development.
The visitors bureau also received second place awards in visitor guide print, newsletter print, and logo graphics.
The Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus held its 15th annual Awards of Excellence in Marietta on Thursday.
"The MIDDY Award name reflects our region of the country," said Jeri Knowlton, Chairperson of the OACVB MIDDY Awards for 2012. "Recipients are recognized for excellence in objective, results, creativity and originality."
Of 120 award entries received in divisions of print, advertising, promotion, TV/Video, Internet related, strategy, graphics, and radio, 86 awards were given. All entries are judged by experts in the communications, advertising, public relations, publications and/or tourism from outside of the OACVB membership.
"I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished," said Knowlton. "This staff works hard to promote Marietta and Washington County as a distinctive destination. It's an honor to be recognized."
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