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Expo chairs named

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:44 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:48 p.m. CST
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Blair Tiger (from left to right), Christine Benson and Ralph Moshage are this year's co-chairpersons of the 2014 Discover Manufacturing Career Expo sponsored by the North Central Regional Betterment Coalition.

The North Central Regional Betterment Coalition's co-chairpersons for the 2014 Discover Manufacturing Career Expo are Blair Tiger, Christine Benson and Ralph Moshage.

Tiger is a retired military officer after 22 years in service to the U.S. Army, teacher, coach and program director at St. Bede Academy for seven years. He currently is working as a consultant to non-profits and small businesses.

Benson recently retired after 35 years as an educator, 17 years teaching and 18 years as a superintendent. Two of her stints as superintendent included Mendota and Streator.

Moshage is the engineering manager for Carus Corporation. In addition to Peace Corps Service, he has been a Boy Scout Leader for 35 years, served as a PTA president and treasurer, served as a church elder and trustee, served as a Carus Credit Union Board member and president, been a firefighter and an ambulance volunteer.

The Discover Manufacturing Career Expo is designed to bring 300 students from 13 regional high schools into a close one-day contact with regional manufacturers in order to better understand how what they are learning in school will be applied in a real life work setting.

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