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Town of Appomattox Hires Manager

Appomattox, Va. – Gary L. Shanaberger has been hired as the Appomattox Town Manager.

Mr. Shanaberger who lives in Farmville, Virginia has been appointed by the Town Council following a recruitment process that started in February. Candidates from Florida to Maine, Alaska, and from within the region applied. The Council narrowed the field to four candidates and conducted follow up interviews and extensive screening, ultimately choosing Shanaberger as their unanimous choice. Currently, he is employed by Longwood Small Business Development Center as a Business Analyst where he has worked since 2011. Prior, he was self-employed as the owner/manager of a retail/service business in Farmville. Shanaberger has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, both from Longwood University.

“This is a dream come true, and I am humbled by the confidence the Town Council has in me. I look forward to working for the Town and building on the many recent successes in the Town”, said Shanaberger.

“Mr. Shanaberger did exceptionally well during the selection process, and his experience working with business development prospects separated him from other candidates. He is well educated and possesses key attributes the Council was seeking for this position. The Council expresses its sincere appreciation to Clarence Monday who came in not only as our Interim Town Manager but also for his leadership in guiding the Council through the recruitment and selection process”, said Mayor Paul Harvey.

Shanaberger’s appointment begins on August 1.

Town of Appomattox Hires Treasurer

Appomattox, Va. – Kim Ray has been hired as the Treasurer for the Town of Appomattox.

Kim Ray is a native of Appomattox and grew up working in her parents’ store, Wade’s Texaco, that was formerly located in the Evergreen area.  She has bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from North Carolina Wesleyan College, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Virginia Tech.    Her career has included 30 years of accounting and finance experience in international corporations, banking, investments, and entrepreneurship.  She held the positions of Accounting Department Chairperson at National College of Business & Technology, and adjunct faculty at Lynchburg College and Longwood University.   Most recently she served over 10 years as a Business Analyst and Training Coordinator for the Longwood University Small Business Development Center.  Kim resides in Appomattox County with her husband, and they have three adult children.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work for my hometown of Appomattox”, said Ray.

“The Town received much interest in the position and selected Ray due to her vast accounting and finance knowledge and experience.  Ms. Ray is well qualified for this position, and it is a great feeling to choose a hometown person to fill this important role.  Her personality and can-do attitude really stood out in the selection process”, said Interim Town Manager Clarence Monday.

Ray’s first day is June 19th.

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