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Kathleen Kopczick has been elected to BDO USA, LLP’s national board of directors. She serves as a partner and assurance business line leader for the company’s Spokane office.


• Craftsman Construction Inc. has hired Erica Schreiber as marketing coordinator. She has 10 years of marketing, business administration and sales experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in software development.


Candace Lugviel has been hired as a mortgage loan officer for Inland Northwest Bank. She previously worked for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

• Banner Bank promoted Cammy McCluskey to assistant vice president and retail branch manager of the company’s Division Street branch. She previously served as retail branch manager of the Market Street branch and has been with the company for more than 10 years.

Dusty Wetzler has been promoted by Banner Bank to retail branch manager of the Market Street branch. He has been with the company for four years.

• Spokane Teachers Credit Union promoted Renee Taylor from senior research analyst to marketing research manager. She has been with the company for four years.

Toni Woodbridge has been promoted to marketing traffic manager for Spokane Teachers Credit Union. She previously served as senior advertising project specialist and has been with STCU for more than 10 years.


• Northern Quest Resort and Casino appointed Eric Pearson vice president of casino operations. He has more than 12 years of gaming industry experience and previously served as executive director of slots at MGM’s Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Health care

• Providence Health Care has named Joyce Cameron chief development officer of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital and Providence Holy Family Hospital foundations. She previously served as executive director of Providence Sacred Heart and Children’s Foundations and has been with the organization for five years.


Jamie Crawford has been hired as assistant general manager for the Hampton Inn Spokane. Crawford previously worked for Red Lion Hotels and has eight years of hospitality industry experience.

• Quality Inn Oakwood in north Spokane promoted Beth Anne Sjolund from sales manager to general manager. She has been with the hotel for two years.


• New York Life Insurance Company has named Wes Teterud a member of the company’s 2011 Executive Council. He has been an agent for the company since 1994 and is associated with its Eastern Washington General Office.

• Attorney Leslie Weatherhead has been named in the 2012 publication of the Best Lawyers in America in the practice of commercial litigation. Best Lawyers also named Stanley Schwartz in the practice of real estate law. Both are lawyers with Witherspoon Kelley in Spokane.


Paul Zasada has been appointed as regional director of the Inland Northwest for McKinstry.

• Friends of KSPS appointed Gary Stokes as executive director. He previously served as vice president of development for Alabama Public Television if Birmingham, Ala., and has 27 years of broadcast experience. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton in Ohio and of Leadership Birmingham and Leadership Alabama.

• The following individuals have been named members of the Women Helping Women Fund’s 2011-’12 Board of Directors: president-elect, Kris Mason, Lawton Printing Services; president, Lori Moloney, community volunteer; secretary, Jamie Tobias Neely, Eastern Washington University; treasurer, Diane Thorren, Avista; past president, Sima Thorpe, Gonzaga University; past president, Debbie Zimmerman, Bank of America; April Anderson, Lukins and Annis PS; Joanne Benham, city of Spokane; Stacy Covey, community volunteer; Jean Edwards, US Bank; Patsy Gayda, STCU; Teddie Gibbon, KXLY; Jennifer Lehn, Numerica Credit Union; Yvonne Lopez-Morton, The Fig Tree; Nancy Mahoney, Dew Drop Sprinklers and Landscaping; Melissa Murphy, Choice Realty; Cathy Simchuk, community volunteer; Kimberly Thielman, Asuris; Stephanie Thun, Welsh Family Foundation; Carol Wilson, community volunteer.

Real estate

Nick Tucker has been hired as an agent for Keller Williams Realty Spokane.

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