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Who's who on the EDC team

November 28, 1998

The new Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission lineup:

- Timothy R. Troxell got his background in economic development at Allegheny Power, where he worked with some of the company's largest customers, and Perini Construction Inc., where he handled customer service, marketing and land development.

Troxell said his primary role as assistant director of the EDC under Executive Director John C. Howard is working with existing businesses to make sure they're happy and help with their expansion needs.

He holds bachelor's degrees in economics and business administration from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md., and a master's degree in business administration from Hood College in Frederick, Md.

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As a requirement for his job at Allegheny Power, Troxell said he went through the Economic Development Institute's three-year training program. He was part of Leadership Hagerstown program's class 11.

Troxell's annual salary is $53,000.

- Though he didn't officially start his job as marketing director until mid-October, Thomas B. Riford, 41, had been working as a contract employee with the EDC office since May.

A Cornell University graduate, with bachelor's degrees in business and communication and three semesters as a graduate teaching assistant, his professional background is in journalism and marketing.

A Mercersburg., Pa., resident, Riford said he has worked in radio on and off since high school, and still fills in occasionally at a local radio station.

Riford worked with Troxell before, when he hired him as a part-time ski instructor at Whitetail, where he was director of instruction for five years, he said.

He left Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa., in 1996, after a serious skiing accident left him unable to ski, he said.

Troxell was marketing director at Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., a regional accounting firm, then did marketing for Intrepid Technologies.

As marketing specialist, Riford deals with the media, handles publicity and promotions, works with new business prospects and helps put together financial incentive packages.

His annual salary is $38,000.

- Corey E. Stottlemyer, 22, joined the EDC in mid-September.

As administrator, he serves as office manager, executive assistant to Howard and clerk to the commission, handling meeting notices, taking minutes and writing letters on behalf of the commission as directed.

A Clear Spring High School graduate, Stottlemyer earned bachelor's degrees in economics and political science from Washington College in Chestertown, Md., in May 1998.

He worked for state Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, in Annapolis during the 1996, 1997 and 1998 legislative sessions and full-time in his district office over the summers.

Stottlemyer's annual salary is $25,713.

- Linda A. Spence, 38, started her job as administrative specialist in late September.

In that job, Spence performs general secretarial duties and provides administrative support for the assistant director and marketing specialist, she said.

She said she generally serves as the first contact for the EDC, greeting people, handling questions and directing the ones she can't answer to the appropriate person.

The Maugansville resident has been a medical records secretary, an administrative assistant at a psychiatric rehabilitation center and an executive secretary at a residential development company.

Her annual salary is $22,044.

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