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Rebecca Litz has been hired as an account executive for Integra Telecom. She previously worked for Rostie Consulting and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Washington State University.

Julianne Lease has been hired by Windermere North Spokane LLC as a sales associate for the company’s North Spokane office.

BioTracking LLC in Moscow has hired Amber Terhaar as a lab technician. She holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science-dairy from the University of Idaho.


BDO Seidman LLP has promoted Tara Pendleton and Russell Lawlar to assurance managers. Both have worked in public accounting for five years.

Claudia Bell has been promoted from affiliate administrator to executive director of the Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington Affiliate. She has been with the organization since January 2009.


Tom Fritz received an Outstanding Health Care Executive – Beyond Puget Sound award from Seattle Business during the magazine’s annual Leaders in Health Care event held last month in Seattle. Fritz is chief executive officer for Inland Northwest Health Services in Spokane.

Tomorrow’s Technician, an automotive technology trade publication, has named Spokane Community College among its Top 20 Schools for 2010.

The Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Inland Northwest Chapter received a Charles A. Mullan Award during the 2010 ABC National Convention in San Diego for the second consecutive year.

The Regional Advisory Committees on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment presented Debbie Nadeau with a Community Award for her work on substance abuse issues among youth in the North Idaho community. Nadeau works as community justice supervisor for Kootenai County.

Spokane County’s District Court Web site was named among the Top 10 Court Web Sites of 2009 by Justice Served.

The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance presented Michael Mooney with The Chairman’s Award for his work with the Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium. Mooney works as procurement manager for Triumph Composite Systems Inc. in Spokane.


The Department of Labor and Industries’ Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) program has awarded Inland Northwest Health Services and St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute a $188,610 grant to test participatory ergonomics in the grocery industry.


The Credit Union National Association has elected Steve Dahlstrom to its board of directors to serve a two-year term as District 6 director. Dahlstrom is the president and CEO of Spokane Teachers Credit Union.

James Elmer has been elected as the 2010 national chairman of Associated Builders and Contractors. Elmer is the founder and president of James W. Elmer Construction Co. in Spokane.

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