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Michael Montanez has been hired by Next IT Corporation as business analyst manager. He previously served as the director of National Service Center for STA Travel.

Zenith Administrators has hired Jessica Kotur as a trust administration supervisor. She has several years of experience in supervision and operations management and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Montana.

Ryan Day has been hired as a senior account executive for Rockey Hill and Knowlton. He previously worked for Waggener Edstrom and has extensive related experience.

ADT Security Services, Inc. has hired Jon Garcia as a sales representative to serve small businesses in Eastern Washington and Idaho. He previously owned and operated several businesses.

Tricia Lyman has been hired by Tomlinson North Inc. as a Realtor associate. She previously co-owned Town and Country Realty/GMAC in Colville and has over 30 years of related experience.

Zenith Administrators has hired Anissa Bay as a client service manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Whitworth University and previously worked for a local investment management firm. Drew Reinke has been hired as a stewardship coordinator for Inland Northwest Land Trust. He holds a degree in resource management with an emphasis in land-use planning from the University of Wisconsin.

Next IT Corporation has hired Beth Breidenbach as a database architect for software development. She previously worked for IBM Consulting Services’ Information Services as a senior database architect.

Jon Luciani has been hired by NAI Black to work in commercial sales and leasing. He has attended Washington State and Eastern Washington Universities and has previously worked in the automotive industry.

Windermere Manito has hired Melanie White as sales manager. She has been a real estate instructor and career counselor since 1988 and has opened and managed three national real estate firms.

Debra Wilde has been hired as development coordinator for the Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS). She previously worked as a television and radio news anchor in Spokane.


The Davenport Hotel and Tower has promoted Maksim Baron to chief engineer. He previously worked as a manager in the housekeeping department and has worked for the hotel since 2002.

Terri Browning has been promoted to senior vice president and central retail area executive for Sterling Savings Bank. She previously worked as a human resources manager for the company and has over 18 years of related experience. KUDOS

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has elevated Dr. Paula Lantsberger of Spokane to fellowship level of membership. This highest level of membership recognizes physicians who have practiced full-time occupational and environmental medicine and have exhibited significant leadership.

Rockey Hill and Knowlton has received a Totem Award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) of Puget Sound for its work on behalf of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox and the “Light Up the Fox Theater” community campaign.

The Professional Photographers of Washington awarded Robert Behm first-place honors and the Volunteer of the Year Award during their recent annual conference and print competition held in Wenatchee. Behm currently works as a photography instructor at University High School in Spokane Valley and owns and operates Valley Studio of Photography. He has been a member of the Professional Photographers of Washington since 1983.

APPOINTED Larry Soehren has been appointed as board chair for the YMCA of the Inland Northwest corporate board of directors. He currently serves as vice president/chief operating officer of Kiemle and Hagood.

Other new board members include: Libby Barnes of Zak Designs, John Craig of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), Rustin Hall of ALSC Architects, Terry Kelly of Lukins and Annis, Shelley McDowell of Century 21 Beutler and Associates, John Sklut of Center for Justice, and Chud Wendle of Northtown Square, LLC.


Inland Northwest Land Trust has elected the following individuals as board members: Russell Lawlar of BDO Seidman, LLP and Keith Schmidt of McDirmid, Mikkelsen and Secrest, P.S.


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