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Monitor hires new advertising director

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By Carol A. Clark

Storm Hurwin is the new advertising director for the Los Alamos Monitor. He grew up in Los Angeles and got his degree in political science from San Jose State University in the San Francisco Bay area.

Hurwin ran his own advertising and publishing agency in Monterrey County, Calif., later expanding into Tucson, Ariz.

His experience includes managing restaurants and most recently directing the production of 11 publications in the Niche Publications Group in southwest Florida for Breeze Newspapers, a division of Ogden News.

“We’re happy to have someone of Storm’s caliber working with us here at the Monitor,” Publisher Ralph Damiani said. “He’s going to be a real asset to the paper what with the challenging economic conditions facing us all for the foreseeable future.”

Hurwin sees his job as helping to promote local and area businesses so they succeed.

“I really see my position in partnership with local businesses to help them make money so the Monitor newspaper can thrive as well,” he said.

It was 85 degrees the day Hurwin and wife Christina left their home in Bonita Springs, Fla., - at sea level - to arrive in Los Alamos on Christmas Eve – at 7,500 feet – in a snow storm with 17 degree temperatures. “This is a beautiful area once we got over the shock,” he said. “Everybody’s been very friendly, very helpful. Both my wife and I are looking to become involved in the local community.”

Christina has a fine arts degree and has worked extensively in the arts and hospitality fields.

To contact Hurwin, call 662-4185 ext. 11.