The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission's marketing director and its administrator say they are leaving their jobs, but for different reasons.
Tom Riford, the commission's marketing director, is leaving to become a chief operating officer of Register-Free, a Hagerstown-based subsidiary of Name Engine Inc, an Internet domain name registration company based in New York City. His last day with the county is May 5.
Meanwhile, Corey Stottlemyer, the commission administrator, is leaving the county job in July to pursue a master's degree at Johns Hopkins University.
Stottlemyer said he was born and raised in Washington County and may return here after graduation.
He and Riford were surprised last week when each announced his plans, he said.
Both started work with the county in the fall of 1998 following a commission reorganization, Economic Development Commission Director John Howard said. Both did a great job, he said.