Burleson Star staff gains new ad staff
As co-owner of the Metroplex-based Galois Group, principal/publisher of the Burleson Star, and the paper's new advertising director, Dianne Egan said her focus on local coverage is more important than ever.
Likewise, Kate Gates, the company’s new advertising representative, brings to her job a strong dedication as the mother of three children with Burleson connections.
Both women find themselves in the spotlight after recent employee departures from the company have forced a small revision of duties and responsibilities.
Gates’ son is a senior at Burleson High school (and extremely active with the ROTC and the law enforcement program), her daughter attends Burleson High School, and her youngest son is a proud fifth grader at Judy Hajek Elementary.
Gates first entered the advertising world at the Detroit Regional Sales office of the Arts and Entertainment Network – which included the History Channel.
Gates said her client focus targeted the “Big Three” automotive firms as primary customers, as well as national advertisers throughout the Midwest.
Dianne Egan, meanwhile, said she will continue her singular dedication to the perfection of the Burleson editorial product.
Egan is known for her focus. In August, she chased an Eclipse all the way to Kansas City Missouri so that she could take the best photograph of the event.
Kate Gates, who was also employed at Cable Networks Incorporated specializing in local advertising for several major cable networks, said she is ready to dive in and help expand the Burleson Star as much as possible.
And as principal-publisher, Dianne Egan has said she fully recognizes Burleson is a growing community and that the newspaper needs to cater to its continuing growth.
“What we’re doing is all about Burleson," Egan said.