Cregar promoted at Independent Newsmedia

Heather Cregar

DOVER — Independent Newsmedia Inc., parent company to the flagship Delaware State News and numerous weekly and monthly publications on Delmarva, announced changes this week designed to strengthen the company’s partnerships and creative direction.

Heather Cregar has been promoted to regional marketing director for Independent Newsmedia’s marketing and strategic partnerships for both Delaware and Maryland. In her new role she also will oversee the operational side of the company’s event marketing strategy.

Ms. Cregar, in her 26 years with Independent Newsmedia, has won numerous awards for ad design, special publications and events from the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association. She is a member of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee and the Dover Days Celebration Committee and is a certified tourism ambassador for Kent County Tourism.

Tom Maglio

“This change will allow Heather to leverage her relationships and affinity for events into our other markets,” said Konrad La Prade, advertising director for Delmarva. “It’s really exciting to have someone of her caliber in this role.”

Tom Maglio has joined Independent Newsmedia as the creative director. Mr. Maglio has deep experience in graphics and specialty publications and most recently comes from Coastal Point in southeastern Sussex County, where he has worked as a graphic designer and production manager for eight years.

In his career, he has earned more than 30 awards from the MDDC Press Association, including two best-in-show awards. In 2015 he was named the press association’s Designer of the Year.

“Tom’s accomplishments, especially in designing and working with high-end products, make him a perfect fit for our team in Delmarva. With his help, we have plans to develop some really special pieces in the coming months,” Mr. La Prade said.

In addition to its publications in Delaware and Maryland, Independent Newsmedia Inc. has newspapers in Arizona and Florida.

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