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Piringer resigns as Laurel communications director

After less than a year and a half working as the spokesman for Laurel city, Pete Piringer has resigned to take a job with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, Mayor Craig Moe announced Thursday.

Piringer, who was hired in November of 2012, assumed the role of director of the city's new communications department on Jan. 1. The department oversees the city's social media, media relations, passport services and the Laurel Community Media Network, formerly known as the Laurel Cable Network. 

Piringer, who previously worked as the public information officer for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, will rejoin the agency on March 24. 

Piringer was hand-picked by Moe to succeed Jimmy Collins, the longtime public information officer for the city police department who retired in May 2012.  

A successor for Piringer has already been selected, Moe said in a news release. Moe declined to identify the person and said he "plans an announcement in the coming weeks."


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