In recognition of her work on the Tire Business Web site, Tire Business has promoted reporter Lisa Hockensmith to the new post of reporter and Web coordinator, effective Aug. 1.
``This new title reflects the great work Lisa has done at Tire Business since joining the publication in November 2002,'' said Editor and Publisher Dave Zielasko.
Almost from the start, Ms. Hockensmith, in addition to her regular reporting duties, has worked on the TB Web site, www.tirebusiness.com. Her involvement includes loading stories each day, updating statistics and data, developing Web polls and working with the site's service provider.
``In particular, Lisa has improved the speed at which new tire and automotive service industry data is updated on the Web, providing users of the site the most timely and pertinent information available,'' Mr. Zielasko said. ``She has played a key role in the development and operation of the site and is most deserving of this promotion.''
Prior to joining Tire Business, Ms. Hockensmith was a reporter with the Times Herald in Port Huron, Mich. She is a graduate of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, holding degrees in journalism and English.