Bargfrede is retail ad manager

Cory Bargfrede has been named retail advertising manager of The Messenger and will work directly with David Jakeman, advertising director, effective Tuesday.

Bargfrede most recently served as advertising manager of the Daily Freeman-Journal newspaper in Webster City, where he had been employed since June 25, 2007. A central Iowa native, he is a 2000 graduate of St. Edmond High School and a 2005 graduate of Iowa State University.

He and wife Meredith are the parents of two children, Delainey, 8, and Carson, 6.