Parker joins staff as advertising specialist

Posted 10/25/19

Dawn Parker has joined the staff of the Chatham News + Record, serving as the newspaper’s print and digital advertising specialist.

The Pittsboro resident is working with local businesses on …

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Dawn Parker has joined the staff of the Chatham News + Record, serving as the newspaper’s print and digital advertising specialist.

The Pittsboro resident is working with local businesses on marketing strategies utilizing the News + Record’s print publications — including the soon-to-be-published Chatham 411 magazine — and the newspaper’s website, chatham brew e-newsletter and other digital and online products.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have Dawn as a part of our team,” said News + Record Publisher Bill Horner III. “She’s a gifted communicator and is already helping new advertising clients expand their market reach. I’m very excited about the work she’s doing for us and for the community.”

Parker, 44, is a native of Topeka, Kansas, but lived for most of her life and career in Colorado. She’s a graduate of Colorado State University, where she earned a master of science degree in human development and family studies, with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy.

In addition to working as a family therapist, she has extensive history in customer services, sales and human services, and served most recently as the executor director of HILLS Inc., nonprofit in Colorado which served individuals with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries.

“I’ve always been a believer in supporting local small business owners and believe our towns are better when people are loyal to those who are our neighbors and potential friends,” said Parker, who moved to North Carolina with her husband, Scott — a test engineer for the aerospace company Sierra Nevada Corporation — and two sons in 2018. “Chatham County has a rich history and much to offer its residents and visitors.”

Parker said her family felt drawn to Pittsboro after initially living in Apex.

“Chatham County has a very welcoming vibe, and we believe it provides a positive environment to begin the next chapter of our journey. I’m excited to be in this role because I believe it will enable me the fortune to meet people, get to know their stories, and foster a deeper sense of community.”

Parker enjoys photography, travel, baking and leisure time with her family. She can be reached at advertising@chathamnr.com or by calling 919-930-9668.

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