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Todd Tilghman promoted to advertising manager

Todd Tilghman promoted to advertising manager

Todd Tilghman promoted to advertising manager | Todd Tilghman, Messenger, advertising, advertising manager

The Messenger 01.21.08

Todd Tilghman has been promoted to advertising manager at The Messenger.
He fills the position vacated by longtime Messenger advertising department staff member Gloria Chesteen, who recently retired after nearly four decades of service to the newspaper and advertisers in the community.
Tilghman has been employed with The Messenger for almost seven years, during which time he worked primarily under the tutelage of Mrs. Chesteen, as well as with longtime advertising staff members Arthur Melton and Lynette Wagster.
His duties in the advertising department include daily layout, billing, budgeting and special section layout, as well as working directly with advertisers and ad agencies.
He has attended Tennessee Press Association classes in advertising and circulation.
Tilghman is the son of Rita Fowler of Union City and Pete Tilghman of Kenton.
He graduated from Union City High School in 1990 and attended Murray (Ky.) State University on an art scholarship for one year. He transferred to Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas, and graduated from the Tennis Technology Program with a coaching certificate. He studied United States Professional Tennis Association, United States Professional Tennis Registry and numerous coaching philosophies. He transferred to the University of Texas-Tyler on a tennis scholarship, majoring in health and kinesiology, and played No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles for a Top 10 nationally-ranked school.
Tilghman worked full-time as head pro for the Tyler Tennis & Swim Club and coached at Wimbledon Sportsplex in Memphis and Nashboro Village Athletic Club in Nashville, coaching state- and nationally-ranked adults and juniors.
He also worked in the sign business for several years with his grandfather, Curtis Harmon of Harmon Sign Co. He said this experience has helped tremendously in ad design ideas, which he said is “the fun part of this job” with The Messenger.
Tilghman is an automobile enthusiast, enjoys interior design and loves to compete in tennis tournaments throughout the South.
Messenger co-owner Scott Critchlow said Tilghman has been a wonderful addition to the newspaper’s advertising staff.
“He is an extremely hard worker and is a naturally creative person,” Critchlow said.
Tilghman may be contacted by telephone at The Messenger at 885-0744, Ext. 19, or by e-mail at:

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