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04/17/2008
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Wilson Farms Inc. announced the appointment of Kimberly Tylec to the position of PR/communications coordinator.

Tylec will coordinate all internal and external communications activities for the company, including working closely with selected local charitable organizations, local media, vendors and sports teams. Additionally, she will assist in the on-going development of the Wilson Farms Web site and web-based communications.

"We are proud to be a long-time member of the Western New York community and are always especially pleased when we can add talented local residents such as Kim to our family," Wilson Farms president and CEO, Paul Nanula, said in a released statement. "Her experience and enthusiasm will make her an immediate asset to not only us, but also to the numerous organizations and businesses with which she will be working. She shares our dedication to providing the best possible service to all our customers."

Tylec, a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a degree in Journalism/Mass Communication, began her career in 2003 as a reporter for the Tonawanda News. Her last position was as editor of the Clarence Bee. In that role, she was responsible for the weekly production of the newspaper including writing, layout and production. Under her tutelage, the newspaper grew to be one of the largest of the Bee Group Newspapers.

In other people news, last week, industry veteran Steven Rogers joined Clark Brands as a senior account manager. Rogers will be responsible for managing account relationships with licensees and credit card customers in Clark's newly formed Western Region.

With over 17 years experience in the industry, Rogers has significant experience in both wholesale and retail marketing. Most recently he worked for CarterEnergy of Overland Park, Kan., as a regional vice president. Prior to Carter, Rogers worked for ConocoPhillips and Phillips Petroleum for 11 years in a variety of wholesale and retail positions.

"We're excited to have Steve join the Clark team," Karl Goodhouse, Clark's president, said in a released statement. "We are confident that Steve will help us enhance our service to our existing customers and help us grow our business in strategic expansion markets such as Oklahoma and Texas. We are committed to delivering value and providing the highest level of service to our customers."