The Union Democrat has hired Sharon Sharp as its circulation manager.
She has responsibilities for the timely home delivery of the newspaper to its subscribers.
Sharp will also direct sales, marketing and promotion efforts and build community partnerships and dealer relationships for the newspaper.
Sharp had previously worked for the newspaper from 1989-2004 in circulation accounting and as a circulation supervisor. For the last four years, she has been employed in various capacities by Sierra Pacific Industries.
Sharp was born and raised in Tuolumne County. She graduated from Sonora High School and attended Columbia College.
The newspaper also announced the promotion of Calisha Fernandez to circulation operations supervisor. She has worked for The Union Democrat for five years, most recently as customer service supervisor. Fernandez will oversee customer service, revenue collection and accounting, records maintenance and day-to-day office operations. She will also continue to direct the Newspaper in Education program.
Fernandez is a long-time resident of the county and graduated from Sonora High School.
Sharp said she is pleased for the opportunity to return to The Union Democrat.
“Calisha and the entire staff have been helpful and supportive upon my return. Our immediate focus is to insure that our subscribers are satisfied with their service. We have contracted with an outstanding group of newspaper carriers who care about our customers.”
Publisher Ron Horton praised both Sharp and Fernandez as resourceful, dedicated and experienced leaders: “We’re confident that Sharon, Calisha and our entire circulation team will work to maintain consistent delivery schedules, improve customer service and grow our circulation base.”