Two area agencies have named new people to executive director posts. Jerseyville native Andrea Lamere is the latest in a string of leaders at the Alton YWCA, while Lee McRaven has been named to guide the efforts of Pride, Inc.

Since returning to the area last year after spending some time in Central America, Lamere began volunteering with the YWCA last summer, and became a paid consultant in January. McRaven is the former administrative assistant at Pride, and takes over the job as head of the organization that spearheads many community beautification and awareness initiatives. Karen Wilson was named the organization's new president, with Brenda Eardley named vice president.

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