Local soldiers receive New York Army National Guard promotions

Jacob Napier, of Hilton; and Julia Rivera, of Rochester, were recently promoted to the rank of private first class in the New York Army National Guard.

Napier serves with Troop A, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition. Rivera serves with the 222nd Military Police Company.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential.

Spencerport resident joins Dixon Schwabl

Christine DeNering, of Spencerport, recently joined Dixon Schwabl, an advertising, marketing and public relations agency in Victor, as an account supervisor.

DeNering will be responsible for implementing tactical account service needs. She will plan and oversee execution of client work and marketing initiatives. DeNering brings eight years of public relations and experiential marketing experience to the team, most recently serving as manager of global sponsorship programs at Xerox Corp.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from The College at Brockport.