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New hirings announced

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Publisher Jeff Parra has announced the hiring of two new advertising sales representatives and a managing editor at the Boerne Star.

Ryan Graban and Melissa (Missy) Rodriguez are the new sales reps covering Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch. Robert Moseley is the new managing editor.

Graban, whose father is an Air Force officer retired in Fair Oaks Ranch, moved here from West Virginia with his wife Beth and three children to be closer to his family. He worked in a variety of sales positions in West Virgina, for companies such as Comcast, US Cellular and Star Furniture.

As a military dependent, Graban moved around with his family quite a bit as a child. He attended Ashland University in Columbus, Ohio, before moving to West Virginia.

Rodriguez and her husband grew up in Abilene, where she attended Hardin-Simmons University and began her career at Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She transferred with BC/BS to San Antonio, where her husband John became a high school teacher. She completed her B.S. in management at Phoenix University then went into sales as an agent for New York Life, then a property and casualty agent for Liberty Mutual.

She and her husband have a daughter and two sons, ranging in age from 16 to 24, and her entire family is involved – as participants or avid spectators – in sports.

Moseley began in journalism after graduating from the University of the South, in Sewanee, Tenn., and, as the old saying goes, the ink got in his veins. He worked his way up to the managing editorships of two daily papers, in Florida and Alabama. He left full-time journalism, but remained in the communications field through freelance writing, advertising and public relations work and the establishment of a printing firm in San Antonio.

He moved to the area with his wife, Heidi. They have a son, and the three of them enjoy spending as much time as possible on the Guadalupe.