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EDAWN’s Wagonseller promoted to Business Development Coordinator



The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has promoted Meghan Wagonseller to business development coordinator.

In her position, Wagonseller supports EDAWN’s business development team to recruit, expand and retain target industry companies in the Greater Reno-Tahoe region. She manages EDAWN’s data management system including inputting and maintaining company leads, contacts and projects that represent new jobs and investment in the local economy, assists with prospective company marketing and presentations, and provides sales and administrative support to the business development team.  Additionally, she maintains the EDAWN website with current business information and data.

Previously, Wagonseller worked as member relations and administrative coordinator at EDAWN. Prior to her position in member relations, Wagonseller completed a comprehensive public relations internship at EDAWN while she was a student at the University of Nevada, Reno.

“Meghan brings a keen understanding of client service and technology and the ability to leverage the two which allows EDAWN to provide superior, customized service to the companies we’re working to relocate to and or expand in the area,” said Stan Thomas, vice president of business development for EDAWN.  “Her knowledge of our regional business climate, economic development partnerships, and her strong marketing skills make her an exceptional asset to our business development and sales efforts.”

Wagonseller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2010 where she was named the 2010 Outstanding Public Relations Student in the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism.  She is a board member for the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, serving as vice president of membership; is a member of WIN and Delta Sigma Pi, professional business fraternity.  She is conversational in Spanish, studying abroad in San Sebastian, Spain for five months last year.

About EDAWN: EDAWN is a private, non-profit corporation founded by community leaders in 1982.  EDAWN works to recruit and expand quality companies that have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Tahoe.  Reno was named the No. 1 Place for Doing Business in America 2005 by Inc. magazine.  For more information, visit www.edawn.org.

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