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Robin Bell has been with Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc. since its inception and is the Operations Manager. She is frequently known as the voice of Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc. Robin oversees the daily activities in the main office including managing the office personnel and liaison for both our publishers and field reps. She coordinates cooperative advertising, author signings, manages the order department and supports key accounts.

Michael Gourley has been with Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc. since its inception as the New York City and Metropolitan Area rep calling on key accounts, museum stores, botanical gardens and independently owned bookstores. He also covers Maine. Michael served as a sales rep for The Book Carrier for five years. Previously he was head buyer at Book Dynamics, a wholesaler in New York City, and managed and bought for an independent bookstore. He started in the book business in 1981.

Jennifer Hawkinberry joined Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc. in Spring 2005 as a part-time sales assistant. She is now working full time and handles all the collateral material for booksellers and field reps as well as helping with customer service, special sales, and co-operative advertising.

Bill Hoar has been selling books in New York City and Long Island for over 30 years, and has been President and co-owner of Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc. since 1992.

Janine Jensen has been with Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc. since its inception. She has taken on more of a rep role which allows her to be in the field more, in the main office less, and still working closely with our key accounts. She sells to a wide variety of accounts, mainly in Washington, DC, Maryland and West Virginia, as well as national accounts.

Sally Lindsay joined Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc. as a sales assistant in the summer of 2008 and is now the Director of Telemarketing and Special Sales. A bookselling professional since 1973, she was VP of Merchandising at Koen Book Distributors.

Angie Nicewarner joined Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc. in the fall of 2005 as a part-time sales assistant. She is now a full-time employee, Customer Service Manager, and oversees order processing and customer service. She also assists in loading the new title information in the databases for the key accounts.

Candy Stowers joined Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc. in the fall of 2004 as a part-time sales assistant. She is currently supporting the sales efforts to national accounts.

Steve Straw joined Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc. in 1994, having spent the earlier part of his career in retail book sales. In addition to his key accounts, Steve covers New Jersey, Philadelphia, Delaware and Connecticut.

Ted Wedel has been covering the Mid-Atlantic territory for over 25 years, with a former career as a bookseller. Ted has been Vice President and co-owner of Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc. since 1992. In addition to his key accounts, he covers the Mid-Atlantic metropolitan Washington-Baltimore area, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts.

Karla Yeager joined Chesapeake and Hudson in the fall of 2014. She handles all accounting, data analysis, and Human Resource responsibilities. Karla came to us with previous experience in Office management and Accounting.

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