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Doug Noble leaving post with county


by Kim Ficket
Landmark reporter

After nearly three years as the public affairs coordinator for Platte County, Doug Noble has turned in his letter of resignation to further pursue his career in business communications.

On Friday, May 31, Noble will say his final farewells to the Platte County family.

When he first started in 1999, Noble stated the commission was in the final stages of developing the county's strategic plan, and that's where he was about to make his imprint on the county.

"My main goal was meeting the commissioners' strategic plan goal of keeping the community informed and involved of all projects going on within the county," stated Noble.

Along with this key goal, Noble welcomed the responsibilities of the county's web site, media relations, development of special projects, coordination of public meetings, development of a county newsletter, maintaining an e-mail database, and advertising development for the county's Convention and Visitors Bureau.

"I've really enjoyed working for Betty (Knight), Michael (Short) and Steve (Wegner) and I appreciate how much they've done for me," said Noble. "Working for the commission has been great and I'll miss everybody here at the county."

Noble's decision to leave the county came after a job offer came from Employers Reinsurance Corporation of Overland Park, KS. As an organizational communication specialist, Noble will focus on internal communications within the company beginning on June 3.

Since Noble's previous job experiences have been with smaller businesses, he is looking forward to the opportunity this position will provide him.

"Anytime you start a new position it's exciting. This position will provide me the opportunity to gain experience on a larger scale. I feel like it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up," stated Noble.

Prior to working for Platte County, he served as a marketing representative for four and a half years at The National Association of Independent Truckers in Kansas City, Mo.

Noble is a 1994 graduate of the University of Kansas with a bachelor of science degree in journalism with an emphasis in business communication. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in business administration at the University of Kansas.