March 3, 2007 in Business

Business Beat

The Spokesman-Review

NEW FACES Dr. Lynn Brown has been hired by Emergency Physician Services. He holds a degree from Texas Tech University and did his internship and residency at Michigan State University.

Paul Humphreys has been hired by CH2M Hill’s Environmental Services Group. He has nine years experience as a hydrogeoloist and environmental scientist. He holds a master’s degree in geology from the University of Washington.

Dr. Christopher Gapen has been hired by the Valley Rockwood Clinic as a pediatrician. He holds a medical degree from the University of Iowa and did his internship and residency at the University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital. He was previously an associate professor for the University of California-Davis.

Payne Financial Group has hired Scott Simmons as the director of claims in the company’s Spokane office. He previously worked for Safeco Insurance for 17 years.

Carly Colony has been hired as an insurance agent by the Robin Oos Allstate Agency in Millwood.

Jessi Morris has been hired by CH2M Hill’s Environmental Services Group. She holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering.

Dr. Renu Sinha has been hired by the Valley Rockwood Clinic and the Rockwood Cancer Treatment Center as a general surgeon. She holds a medical degree from Ohio State University and did her internship and residency at the University of California-Davis. She did a second residency and surgical critical care fellowship at Ohio State University. She previously worked in private practice for Inland Surgical Associates.

Judi Sposito has been hired by KHQ Television as an account manager. She previously worked for Star USA and has more than 10 years experience in sales and marketing.

Ginger Rhoades has been hired as a consultant by Dingus, Zarecor and Associates. She previously worked as the vice president of operations at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville. She holds a master’s of business administration from the University of Washington.

Partners Investment Network has hired Alexis Kirk as a registered assistant. She is a graduate of Eastern Washington University.

Tomlinson Black Valley has hired Kristi Kerkuta as a real estate agent. She is a graduate of Eastern Washington University.

Renne Ditton has been hired as assistant vice president and treasury management product leader at Sterling Savings Bank. She has 17 years of experience in the banking industry and previously worked at Washington Trust Bank.

Gonzaga University has hired Marc Manganaro as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He has been the dean of academic affairs at Douglass College, the liberal arts college for women at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, for the past three years. He began working as Rutgers in 1989 as an assistant professor of English and was tenured in 1992. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Donna Duncan has been hired by Lydig Construction as an estimating assistant. She previously worked for Camco Construction.

Dr. Sanjay Agarwal has been hired by Northwest Pulmonary in the practice of Pulmonary disease medicine. He holds a degree from Bangalore Medical College and completed his internship and residency at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center.

Jen Light has been hired as a cost accountant by Telect. She holds bachelor’s degrees in management and human resources and accounting from the University of Idaho. She previously worked for Wells Fargo.

Eastern Washington University has hired Dave Lejameyer in the Division of International and Educational Outreach as outreach coordinator. He previously owned a small business specializing in workforce management.

PROMOTIONS Elwood Missamore has been named manager of Wells Fargo’s Bonner/Boundary/West Kootenai District. He previously managed Wells Fargo’s South Spokane location.

Nick Lambdin has been promoted to project manager at Lydig Construction. He was previously a project engineer.

APPOINTED Kaley Harner of the Market Vision Advertising Agency has been appointed president of the Spokane Valley chapter of the Women in Business Networking Alliance. She is an account executive with the agency.

ELECTED The Inland Northwest Business Alliance has announced the election of new officers. They are: Willow Williams, president; Lloyd Francis, vice president; Tonya Conklin, treasurer; and Paul Tiesse, secretary. Also newly elected to the board were John Lettelleir and Steve Faust.

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