Tina Honkus and Dawn Vogel
Family: Dawn lives in Daisytown with her three children. Tina and her husband, Gary, have one daughter, Kristine, who attends Penn State.
Education: Tina holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and master’s degree from St. Francis. Tina recently earned certification as a Professional in Human Resources.
Professional and personal: Tina is an assistant vice-president of the Service Delivery Center at MetLife in Richland Township. She has worked at MetLife for 29 years in supervisory and management roles in areas such as compliance, group property and casualty, and remittance processing. Her current role includes overseeing the Human Resources Service Center and corporate licensing and registration. Dawn Vogel is a managing consultant in the Service Delivery Center at MetLife.
She has worked at MetLife for 13 years and her current role includes project management and managing several teams in the Human Resources Service Center. Dawn is a member of the Securities and Insurance Licensing Association and is currently working on obtaining Six Sigma black belt certification. She also volunteers for Junior Achievement and The American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
While at The Tribune-Democrat: Dawn and Tina visited The Tribune-Democrat on Wednesday. They joined editors and the publisher in planning story placement for the next day’s edition, and advance planning for the weekend editions. A front-page package was planned on Gov. Ed Rendell’s announcement of funding for a nursing school at Pitt-Johnstown and other local projects, and they agreed that it was an important story and deserved prominent play. They also liked a picture by staff photographer Dave Lloyd featuring two young boys and a puppy. “I don’t particularly like dogs, but that picture is so cute,” Dawn said. The picture appeared Friday on Page A4.
Quote: “So much more goes into (producing a newspaper) than you would ever imagine,” Tina said. “It really is fascinating.”
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Tina Honkus and Dawn Vogel
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