Western Nevada Community College named Carson City resident Sean Sever as its new public information officer.
Sever will work in the Information and Marketing Services Department writing news releases, coordinating production of various college publications and assisting area media.
Sever comes from the Piñon Plaza Resort, where he was general manager for five years, and marketing manager for five prior years. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has served as chairman of the Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Last month, the Piñon Plaza sold to Jacobs Entertainment Inc. for $14.5 million.