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A Nu-Yu Salon & Spa has hired Zach Souza as a hair stylist. He is a graduate of Glen Dow Academy.

Maykou Xiong has been hired as a teller at PrimeSource Credit Union. She is currently earning a business degree and previously worked in retail.

Anderson Mraz Designs has hired Aaron Bragg as a copywriter. He will write press releases, proposal copy and will be responsible for new-business development.

William Dire Jr. has been hired at AmericanWest Bank as the business development officer in the Silver Valley and St. Maries, Idaho. He has over 20 years of banking and finance experience and previously worked at president of First Idaho Silver.

Dr. James Taylor has been hired at Inland Imaging Associates as a diagnostic radiologist. He is a 2000 graduate of the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a residency at Sacred Heart Medical Center. He has also been accepted for membership in the Spokane County Medical Society.

WhiteRunkle Advertising has hired Paul Cutsodio as a copywriter in the firm’s Seattle office. He previously worked as a freelance copywriter and holds a bachelor’s degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Harry Sladich has been hired as president and chief executive officer at the Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau. He previously worked as vice president of sales and marketing at Sterling Hospitality.

The Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired Bethany Luck-Hutson as the destination marketing assistant. She previously worked as assistant director of marketing for River Park Square and is a graduate of Eastern Washington University.

Sandra Kernerman has been hired as development officer of the Spokane Public Library Foundation. Kernerman has worked on fundraisers for the Spokane Symphony Orchestra and the Fox Theater Project, and plans on raising public awareness of the Library Foundation.

Cancer Care Northwest has hired Melanie Matson as an oncology certified registered nurse and the clinical research coordinator at the North side location. She previously worked as a school nurse.

Anne Saunders has been hired as a massage therapist at A Nu-Yu Salon & Spa. She is a graduate of Inland Massage School and is nationally certified and state licensed.


Global Credit Union has promoted Marilyn Desmarais to loan officer in the credit union’s consumer lending department. She has been with Global for 17 years and previously worked as a loan processor.

Pam Scott has been promoted to communication coordinator at the Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau. She previously worked as the CVB’s destination marketing assistant.

The Washington State Patrol has promoted Sgt. Robert Kerwin to lieutenant. He is assigned to the Spokane headquarters.

Loralee Laramie has been promoted to manager of the Valley location of Cancer Care Northwest. She has over seven years of medical office experience and has worked as a patient financial counselor.


The Travel Industry Association of American has awarded Carl Wilgus the 2005 State Tourism Director of the Year award. Wilgus is the director of the Idaho Commerce & Labor Division of Tourism, a position he has held since 1987.

Bob Morgan, a staff physical therapist at VNA Home Health Care Services has earned the Geriatric Clinical Specialist designation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.

Lake Roosevelt Realty in Davenport, Wash., has received United Country Real Estate’s Master Salesman Award for its sales achievements during the first six months of 2005.

PIP Printing and Document Services has received a Top 25 Award for Sales Performance. The store, located at 4201 E. Trent, is owned by Marc Shapori and Kim Plese.

Waddell & Reed Financial Services has named Dave Troyke to its Circle of Champions conference. Troyke, a financial adviser, has been working in the financial industry for four years.

Jeremy Lewis of Waddell & Reed Financial Services has earned the CHMFC designation. Lewis has been with the company since 2002 and works as district supervisor and a financial adviser. He is a graduate of Washington State University.


Michael Burke, president of North Idaho College, has been appointed to the American Association of Community Colleges President Academy Executive Committee. Burke will serve as the representative of the western United States.

Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne has appointed Rayelle Anderson to the Idaho Women’s Commission. Anderson is the North Idaho College Foundation executive director and will serve a one-year term on the commission.


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