T.J. Pingel has been named retail advertising manager of The Messenger and will work directly with David Jakeman, advertising director.
Pingel is a former employee of The Messenger who was most recently sales manager at Kemna Auto of Fort Dodge. Born and raised in Fort Dodge, he is a 2004 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High. Pingel graduated from Creighton University with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2009. He majored in advertising and public relations.
Pingel, his wife and three children live in Fort Dodge.
He started his new position on Nov. 1.