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Thursday, October 29, 2009

CATHEDRAL DEANERY — Cincinnati-based St. Anthony Messenger Press, as part of an ongoing reorganization of its business operations, has split its business functions into six divisions, each with a director reporting to Thomas Shumate, the chief operating officer.

The sole new hire among the division directors is Barbara K. Baker, division director of marketing, sales and internet, according to Franciscan Father Daniel Kroger, CEO and publisher at St. Anthony Messenger Press.

The other division directors, named from existing staff, are: Mark Lombard, product development; Gary Herrmann, operations; Donna Wanstrath, human resources and accounting; and Tammy Manjaras, customer satisfaction. Father Kroger will act as interim division director of content creation and services.

Other St. Anthony Messenger Press staff have been appointed to new positions in the reorganization.

Lisa Biedenbach will be director of product development for the St. Anthony Messenger Press imprint. Cindy Cavnar and Louise Pare will be co-directors of product development for the Servant Book imprint. John P. Koize was named finance and budget manager analyst. John Feister will serve as general editor of periodicals. Matt Wielgos will serve as manager of media production. Katie Carroll will serve as managing editor of books. Jeanne Kortekamp will serve as director of design and production. Jon McKean will serve as manager of the company’s Cleveland call center.

In June, Father Kroger said St. Anthony Messenger Press would be “redefining its strategy” and reducing staffing “to compete more effectively in the current culture and economy.”

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