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Top 20 Professionals: Diann Drew -- Echo Press

Diann Drew has been with the Echo Press in Alexandria for the past 11 years. Besides serving as business manager at the Alexandria newspaper, she also serves as business manager for the Wadena Pioneer Journal and the Osakis Review. All three companies are owned by Forum Communications Company.

Diann Drew has been with the Echo Press in Alexandria for the past 11 years. Besides serving as business manager at the Alexandria newspaper, she also serves as business manager for the Wadena Pioneer Journal and the Osakis Review. All three companies are owned by Forum Communications Company.

Drew oversees all accounting duties including accounts payable and receivable, budgeting, payroll, supply orders and manages front office personnel and performs all human resource functions at the three newspapers.

She is also a graduate of the Forum Forward program - a company leadership program created in 2009 to broaden the leadership skills of employees across Forum Communications Company and to build the company's next generation of leaders.

Drew is active in Kiwanis and is a past board member of the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

She earned a degree in sociology and business from Northern State University and previously worked for the Brookings Register in Brookings, South Dakota.

"Diann has been a key leader not only at the Echo Press but also within the entire Forum Communications Company," noted Jody Hanson, Echo Press publisher. "She gives 100 percent in everything she becomes involved with, at work and in the community. She is definitely an asset to our company and a top professional in the lakes area!"

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