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Penley, Walter make job changes at Tomahawk

With spring on the horizon, exciting things are happening at The Tomahawk as Jill Arnold Penley has been recently promoted to the position of advertising manager. Rita Hewett, the previous advertising manager, is relocating back to Florida.
Penley has worked as the assistant editor and classifieds manager at The Tomahawk for the past five years. She also did freelance writing for the paper for several years prior to being hired full-time. Penley said she is excited to take on the role. “I’m very honored ot serve the company and the community in this job,” she said. “I look forward to continuing The Tomahawk’s long tradition of assisting businesses meet their advertising needs.”
A native and life-long resident of Johnson County, Penley graduated with honors from Johnson County High School and majored in marketing management at East Tennessee State University. She and her husband, Mike, reside in the Neva community. They have two sons, Zane, who serves in the U.S. Air Force and is stationed at Eielson AFB in Fairbanks, Alaska and Isaiah, a student at JCMS.
Paula Walter, who had been a freelance writer for The Tomahawk for the past three years, was recently hired full-time at the newspaper as the assistant editor and classifieds manager. “It's wonderful to have a job doing something you love,” said Walter. Born in Washington, DC, she grew up in northern Virginia, just a short drive from the nation's capitol. Moving to Johnson County in 2007, Walter and her husband, Phil, have grown to love the area and consider it home. They have four children, Julie, David, Brian and Michael, along with two grandchildren, Olivia and Xavier. They attend First Christian Church. Before moving to Johnson County, Walter was fortunate to have been able to stay at home to raise their children before returning to work full time at Quest Diagnostics Medical Lab and INOVA Hospital System. Her background involves many years of customer service oriented work.