Dan Thalmann has accepted the position of Communications, Marketing and Foundation Director for Clay County Medical Center and the Clay County Hospital Foundation.
Dan began his career at the Washington County News as a reporter in 2000, and became managing editor in 2003 before buying the Washington County News in 2006. He has worked in all aspects of the business including writing, editing, photography, and ad sales. The Washington County News was named the best mid-sized weekly paper in Kansas in 2015 and 2016, and runner-up in 2018. Dan also operated the Linn-Palmer Record, which was named the best small weekly paper in Kansas in 2018.
“Dan’s experience in communications will be a great asset to Clay County Medical Center”, said Austin Gillard, CEO. “He is an accomplished writer, understands marketing, as well as being deeply involved in his community.”
Dan served as past President of the Kansas Press Association and is a current board member of the Kansas Newspaper Foundation. Dan has served in many officer positions for civic, community, church and school organizations. “Dan knows how to organize a fundraiser in his community, church and school. Those skills will be very valuable in his new position”, said Marcia Newell, retiring Foundation Director.
Dan served on the Governor’s Rural Life Task Force in 2004-2006 and has taken part in lobbying efforts at the State Capitol. Gillard concluded, “As we continue to serve patients in Clay, Cloud, Washington and Riley Counties, having a person who understands issues unique to rural families will be vital”.
Please welcome Dan Thalmann the CCMC family!