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DCI Engineers has hired Dean Lewis as a project engineer for the company’s structural division. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and master’s degree in structural engineering from Washington State University. The company also hired Scott Seeman as a structural project engineer. He has more than five years of related experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Washington State University.

Melissa Erickson Simmons has been hired as a project manager for Design Source. She previously worked as a project manager for Madsen Mitchell Evenson and Conrad. She holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design and has 12 years of interior design experience.

HollisterStier Allergy has hired Kevin Garrity president of the company. He has more than 25 years of health care experience and previously served as general manager and CEO of an in vitro diagnostics manufacturer and immune hypersensitivities clinical laboratory service provider. He holds a bachelor’s degree in medical technology and a master’s degree in business administration from Texas State University.

Jubilant HollisterStier has hired Curtis Gingles as vice president of marketing and sales for the company’s contract manufacturing and services division. He previously worked in various sales and marketing positions for DSM Pharmaceuticals Inc. and has more than 10 years of management experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Gardner Webb University.

Dan McGuire has been hired by Keller Williams Realty Spokane as a real estate agent. He previously worked for Windermere Chewelah.

New Position

The East Bonner County Library District Board of Trustees has named Ann Nichols director of the Sandpoint and Clark Fork libraries. She previously served as interim director and has been with the library district since 2005.


Kami Matzek and Joe Lodge have been promoted from staff accountants to senior accountants for Dingus, Zarecor and Associates PLLC.

Red Lion Hotels Corp. promoted Dan Jackson from senior vice president and chief financial officer to executive vice president and chief financial officer. The company also promoted David Barbieri from vice president and chief information officer to senior vice president and chief information officer.

Numerica Credit Union promoted Kelley Ferguson from assistant vice president of online security to vice president of information technology. He has been with the company since 1998. The credit union also promoted Erynne Hallock from training manager to assistant vice president of branch administration and sales. She joined the company in 2004.

Brooke Nicholson has been promoted from an AmeriCorps intern to development and communications assistant for Inland Northwest Land Trust.


Soroptimist International of Spokane presented Lisa Green with its Ruby Award during the organization’s 85th Anniversary and awards celebration. Green, a doula coordinator for the Childbirth and Parenting Assistant Program (CAPA), was recognized for her efforts in improving lives of women and girls in the community through professional or volunteer work.

Magner Sanborn received 14 gold and 10 silver awards, six Best of Division awards, Best of Show /Electronic and Best of Show/Print award during the Spokane Advertising Federation’s 2011 ADDY Awards competition. Greg Stiles, a graphic design instructor at Spokane Falls Community College, was named Professional of Year by the federation.


Supercuts and Cost Cutters raised more than $100,000 Walk MS in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, through salon fundraising activities and corporate sponsorships.

Junior Achievement of the Inland Northwest received $2,500 from Rotary Club 21’s Youth Services Committee.


Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation appointed Michael Harrison vice president of business development. He previously served as director of investment banking for the Mining Group at Cormack Securities Inc. in Toronto, Canada. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geophysics engineering from Queen’s University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business.


The following individuals have been elected as new board members of the Inland Northwest Land Trust: Andrew Schultheis of Witherspoon Kelley Davenport and Toole; and Coeur d’Alene attorney Norm Gissel.