MEET OUR TEAM

Konrad Laprade – VP of Sales

Konrad has been in Digital Sales and management for over 15 years. His experience helping clients spans markets of all sizes including Dover, Salisbury, Easton, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Charlotte, and Albany. His passion has always been for small to mid-sized businesses. Throughout his career, he’s worked in large and small companies with a focus in digital media and events. In his spare time, you can find him in a cigar or coffee shop enjoying strong coffee and fine tobacco.

Marty Valania – Director of Digital Sales

Digital marketing is Marty’s passion. It is a continuously evolving field, and Marty takes pride in constantly learning about cutting edge techniques and platforms.  His career in digital marketing covers more than 20 years. He has worked for various media companies in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, owned his own website business and provided digital training in markets all over the country. When not immersed in all things digital, Marty can be found tailgating at a sporting event somewhere.

Tonda Parks – Director of Event Marketing/Community Outreach

Tonda Parks boasts a nearly 40 year career in advertising. She has owned and operated a full service public relations and advertising agency. She also has worked in television and magazine sales. During the past two decades, Tonda has served in a variety of leadership roles at the Delaware State News, including a nine-year stint as national accounts manager.   When she’s not working or volunteering her time – you’ll find Tonda in her garden – affectionately referred to as Shortwood – as in NOT the famous Longwood Gardens!  

Heather Cregar – Director of Marketing & Promotions

Heather is a marketing expert with more than 40 years’ experience in retail sales, public relations/customer service, marketing, visual merchandising, social media and special events. Prior to her media career, she worked in a variety of retail businesses – small, single-owner boutiques to large department stores – from Oklahoma to New York City. Heather has a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication from the University of Oklahoma and has won numerous awards from the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association. When not working on her “to-do list,” you will find her wandering the Delaware beaches in search of the next perfect seashell.

Tom Maglio – Creative Director

A digital artist and designer, Tom has worked in the advertising field for the last 10 years. Five years after graduating from Salisbury University with a BFA in Graphic Design, he was named Designer of the Year by the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association, and he has won many awards throughout the decade for his work in print advertising, magazine design, and digtal platforms. Tom prides himself on taking a personal, artistic approach to clients’ needs, offering modern and effective solutions to those looking to grow their presence in the marketplace. If you don’t find Tom sketching at his desk, you might want to check the beach or the pool. Either way, he’ll likely be talking someone’s ear off, instead of swimming.

OUR CONSULTANTS

Pat Abel

pabel@newszap.com

Dave Cannon

cannond@newszap.com

Cyndi Eldred

cmaki@newszap.com

Joy Ferrio

jferrio@newszap.com

Tim Gary

tgary@newszap.com

Cathy Koyanagi

ckoyanagi@newszap.com

Bonnie Mankin

bmankin@newszap.com

Karen Riggin

kriggin@newszap.com