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New Hire Announcement

September 28,2011



For Immediate Release – September 28, 2011


Contact:        Matthew Klepeisz

Phone:          (540) 342-2028, extension 11

Facsimile:    (540) 344-1452

E-mail:           matthewk@downtownroanoke.org


Downtown Roanoke, Inc. Welcomes New Faces



Downtown Roanoke, Inc. announced the hiring of Tracie Hughes, a graduate of Old Dominion University, as the Market Manager, and Matthew Klepeisz, a Virginia Tech graduate, as the Communications and Program Manager. Additionally, DRI announced the promotion of Tina Workman to Vice President of Events and Operations.


“Matthew [Klepeisz] and Tracie [Hughes] bring an excitement to their positions that we expect to translate to huge success for both Downtown Roanoke, Inc. and the Downtown area,” said Sean Luther, President and CEO of Downtown Roanoke, Inc.


“Tina [Workman]’s dedicated service to Downtown Roanoke and DRI has earned her the respect of the Downtown community.  Her promotion is well deserved and we look forward to her continued contributions ” continued Mr. Luther.


Downtown Roanoke, Inc. is a tax-exempt member organization first chartered in 1960 to provide services and support to downtown property owners, businesses and residents.  DRI provides services throughout the Downtown Service District under a contract with the City of Roanoke and also manages the Historic Roanoke City Market, which is the oldest continuously-operating open air market in Virginia.  DRI also presents a number of showcase events in downtown Roanoke including the Harvest Festival, and the SunTrust Dickens of a Christmas - a major holiday season street festival taking place each year on the first three Fridays of December.

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