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Allyn Calton has been promoted to marketing manager for The Billings Gazette. She is responsible for creating integrated market development strategies, brand management and special project promotions. She is also the editor of Magic magazine, The Gazette's quarterly publication that made its debut in May.

Previously, Calton was senior marketing and research coordinator for The Gazette. She has also worked as an analyst for a publicly traded company and as a planner for the city of Helena.

Calton is a Montana native and holds a bachelor's degree in business with an emphasis in finance, and a master's degree in public relations. In addition to her position with The Gazette, Calton is a part-time instructor for the College of Arts & Sciences at MSU-Billings.


Ed Heine, executive vice president of Payne Financial Group, Inc., was recently elected as the second vice president of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers.


Tricia Cross, a licensed esthetician, has joined Salon Avalon. She can be reached at 656-4200.


Glenda Sekora, producer and customer service representative at Clark Insurance Service in Forsyth, has earned the designation Certified Professional Insurance Woman.


Montana Rail Link has announced that Dennis Greenwalt, a carman from the mechanical department in Laurel, has been nationally recognized for outstanding achievements in safety. Greenwalt received the Harold F. Hammond Award from the Association of American Railroads and Safety Person of the Year Award from the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.


Dr. Leonard Bauer, MD, has joined the staff of the Ashland Community Health Center and will begin providing full-time patient care in early August. Bauer currently serves as chief medical officer and emergency room director at the Northern Cheyenne IHS Service Unit in Lame Deer.


Paula Ruddock has joined the Billings-based Intermountain Mortgage as a mortgage consultant, at its West End office. She was previously the assistant manager of Rimrock Credit Union.

Heather Tanous has joined Intermountain Mortgage as a secondary marketing associate. In her new position, Tanous will be responsible for locking rates, daily input of rates, knowledge of pricing changes and specialty pricing.


The United Way of Yellowstone County Board of Directors for 2003 are: Kathy Aders, School District 2 and Parent Connection; Susan Barrow, community volunteer; Richard Brown (Board Executive Committee), Wyo-Ben, Inc.; Bruce Cummings, KULR-8 Television; Anne DeBoo, Western Security Bank; Pam Dimich, First Interstate Bank; Shirleen Feller, US Bank; Scott Harrington (Board President), ConocoPhillips; Linette Lemm, PPL Montana, LLC; Mark McDade, ConocoPhillips and PACE International Union; Jeff Mrachek, (Board Treasurer), Mrachek, Popp and Associates; Tom Nelson, ExxonMobil; Joy Ott, Wells Fargo Bank; Mike Palmer, First Interstate Bank; Bruce Parker, First Interstate Bank; Scott Patrick, Billings Gazette; Cindy Petersen, Costco Wholesale; Fritz Pierce, Crowley, Haughey, Hanson, Tool and Dietrich, PLLP; Jim Reno, Yellowstone County Commissioner; Randy Rhine, MSU-Billings; Ron Sexton, MSU-Billings; Steve Shandera (Board Executive Committee), St. Vincent Healthcare; Mary Underriner (Board Executive Committee), community volunteer; Anne-Marie Wade, RBC Dain Rauscher; Myrlene Wallander, Montana Dakota Utilities; Gayle Whittenberg, Deaconess Billings Clinic Research Division; Robert Wilmouth, MD, Deaconess Billings Clinic; Kristianne Wilson (Board Vice President), Deaconess Billings Clinic.

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