Bill Vaughan has recently joined the Times Virginian staff in the position of advertising sales representative.
“Bill is very familiar with the Appomattox community as well as the Times Virginian,” said Chad Adams, editor and general manager. “We provide various forms of publications for Appomattox County residents, including the newspaper, magazines and phone book, and have a strong presence on our website and social media, so I look forward to seeing him help local businesses grow by reaching their audience.”
Vaughan, an Appomattox native, is quite familiar with the newspaper business because his family owned the publication from the early 1960s through the early 1980s. At the time, said Vaughan, he had the opportunity to write some articles and take photographs.
In the late 1980s, Vaughan started in the sales profession with a route sales position for Utz Quality Foods out of Gibsonville, N.C., where he worked for seven years.
In the meantime, Vaughan doubled as a real estate appraiser trainee in Salisbury, N.C., and Greensboro, N.C., before becoming owner and operator of Vaughan Appraisal Service in Greensboro.
Vaughan decided to move back to Virginia in 2009, doing real estate inspections for Powhatan Information and Default Service in Millboro. While there (and at Set Service Resources based in Greensboro) he also worked as a merchandiser, servicing major retail stores such as Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy, and more.
Vaughan’s father, William L. Vaughan, Sr., was a former owner and ad salesman for the Times Virginian. Vaughan hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps in representing the Times Virginian from a sales perspective.
“I hope I can make him proud,” he said. “I pray that I get his spirit.”
Now that Vaughan resides back in his hometown, he welcomes the opportunity to use his background in sales and customer service to serve the community in the region he grew up.
“I feel like it’s good to be back where my roots are,” he said. “I feel like I am back home,” he said.
Vaughan is ready to work with both existing and potential clients. To contact Vaughan, call the Times Virginian at (434) 352-8215 or email email@example.com.