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October 27, 2013
The Herald-Star

JOINS FIRM: Stonewall, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, recently welcomed Katie Wise to the company as an assistant account executive.

Wise's role is a combination of administrative support for the firm's account team, internal project coordination and account relationship management. She works to coordinate relevant client follow-up and ensures projects are completed.

A native of Follansbee, she is a recent graduate of Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications, with a bachelor's degree in public relations and political science. She graduate magna cum laude and received the Marvin L. Stone Award for Outstanding Contribution as a college journalist.

During her collegiate career, Wise srved as a public relations intern in the office of U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and as a legislative information intern with the West Virginia Legislature.

Stonewall provides marketing, advertising and public relations services to a range of clients in industries including consumer products and services, business-to-business and the nonprofit sector.

CHOSEN: After a two-month search process, the Marcellus Shale Coalition picked David Spigelmyer as its new president.

Spigelmyer, with a 30-year career in the energy industry, will assume the position Monday.

Spigelmyer said safe shale development has been one of the most transformative turning points in the Commonwealth's history.

"Led by Pennsylvania's natural gas industry and a robust and diverse membership of the MSC, we can and will have energy security, job growth, and environmental protection," he said, "without a false choice among any of the three. It is our collective responsibility to make certain that we continue to get this historic opportunity right, now and for generations to come, and we will deliver this message to stakeholders at all levels in a positive and fact-based manner."

Most recently, Spigelmyer served as vice president of Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s Appalachia division, where he was responsible for government relations, regulatory policy, stakeholder engagement and communications efforts. Prior to Chesapeake, he served in similar roles at EQT Corp. and Dominion Resources and held other energy industry-related positions in New York State as well as in Washington, D.C. A Clearfield County native, Spigelmyer is a Penn State University graduate and an active outdoorsman.

HELP: A free computer clinic will be offered by Eastern Gateway Community College's student IT Club on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 in Founders Hall on the Jefferson County Campus.

Appointments are not necessary.

Area residents, students and employees may bring in their computers and software for trouble-shooting and repairs. The work will be performed for free, but donations to the group will be accepted.

Students are trained and will be supervised by Bobbie Parnicza, assistant professor.

The group will hold a drawing for a used computer to support its activities.

For information, contact Parnicza at (740) 264-5591, extension 151; (800) 68-COLLEGE, extension 151; or online at

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