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Oakstone Publishing Engages New Growth Opportunities with Addition of Mary Ellen Garling as Vice President, National & Strategic Sales

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Oakstone, one of the foremost providers of multimedia educational programs for healthcare professionals as well as corporate wellness resources, has announced the hiring of Mary Ellen Garling to the newly created position of Vice President, National & Strategic Sales. Garling will report to Diane Munson, Oakstone's President and CEO.

"We are delighted to have Mary Ellen join Oakstone's executive management team. This is a vital addition for us as we expand our presence in current markets and identify new revenue streams," said Ms. Munson. "Mary Ellen's extensive corporate development background – including her proven track record of identifying new revenue opportunities, managing highly active pipelines, and exceeding sales goals – make her a terrific addition to Oakstone."

In this newly created position, Garling will develop strategic initiatives, focusing on accelerating the growth of national accounts and integrated selling programs.

"I am honored to join a healthcare education company with more than 30 years of experience whose reputation enjoys Accreditation with Commendation from the ACCME and partnerships with some of the most prestigious medical education institutions," said Ms. Garling. "Oakstone serves a valuable need in healthcare, as a workforce of knowledgeable health professionals is critical for improving patient care and population health. When looking at Oakstone's powerful caliber and diversity of medical education programs, I see a real opportunity. It is a leader in its industry, and I look forward to expanding our footprint in both the healthcare and business communities."

Prior to joining Oakstone, Garling served as VP Business Development at Integrity Rehab Group, Inc. and VP Business Development at Diagnostic Health Corporation. She also held other roles in healthcare business development for American Family Care and HealthSouth Corporation, where she was responsible for divisional mergers and acquisitions. Early in her career, Garling enjoyed a decade with the Arena Football League, focusing her efforts on league expansion and spearheaded the launch of arenafootball2.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Garling is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.

About Oakstone

Oakstone Publishing, LLC excels at providing nonbiased, multimedia continuing education and certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals, as well as effective and award-winning wellness resources for organizations interested in encouraging healthy lifestyle choices among their employees. Oakstone has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), which places it in the top 8% of medical education content providers in the country. For more information about Oakstone, visit www.oakstone.com.

Oakstone is a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners, a leading private equity investor in the information and business services, communications and media sectors.

For more information or to schedule interview with Diane Munson, contact Rebecca Taber at 205-437-3048 or Email.