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Accounting

• Dingus, Zarecor and Associates PLLC promoted Shaun Johnson from manger to senior manager and Jeannette Ring from senior accountant to manager.

Advertising

Dragan Rusnov has been hired as a system architect for Magner Sanborn. The firm also hired Ethan Craft as a Web developer. Both will work out of the company’s Spokane office.

• The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism selected Kris Morehouse to attend its 2012 Business Journalism Professors Seminar at Arizona State University in January. Morehouse is a journalism and communication arts lecturer at Gonzaga University.

• Barbara Sanders has been appointed interim provost for Whitworth University, effective May 28. Sanders serves as a professor of education and senior associate provost of the university.

Government

• The Idaho Department of Labor has named Bobbi Tidwell manager of its Grangeville, Idaho, office and Sara Lamson manager of the Silver Valley office in Kellogg.

Health care

Dr. Robert Achterberg has been included on the top Dentists 2012 list in the field of oral pathology. Achterberg is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist at InCyte Pathology.

• Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories has hired Dr. Francisco “Frank” Velázquez as CEO. He previously served as managing director of Quest Diagnostics’ Nichols Institute and was a managing director/vice president for Focus Diagnostics in California. He holds a master’s degree in health care management and policy from Harvard University; a medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamon, Puerto Rico; has completed residencies in anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine; and is board certified by the American Board of Pathology.

Insurance

Jim Ummel has been hired as a principal for RiskPoint Insurance Advisors in Coeur d’Alene. He has more than 14 years of commercial insurance experience and is licensed in Washington and Idaho.

• Moloney, O’Neill, Corkery and Jones Inc. hired Ed Tabish as a sales executive for the company’s commercial insurance division. He previously worked for Premera Blue Cross/LifeWise Assurance Company and graduated from Eastern Washington University.

Law

Brian Werst has been named a partner in K&L Gates law firm’s Spokane office.

• Intellectual property law firm Sadler Breen Morasch and Colby of Spokane has merged with Wolfe, LPA of Cincinnati and New York to form WolfeSBMC. The new company is a certified woman-owned business, boutique intellectual property, corporate counsel and innovation firm.

David Gardner has been appointed by the U.S. Trustee to its program panel of Chapter 7 trustees for the District of Idaho. Gardner is an attorney with Winston & Cashatt.

• Inland Northwest Community Foundation promoted Molly Sanchez from grants program officer to director of community engagement. She has been with the organization since 2008.

Manda Edwards, NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101 (ESD 101) Spokane Service Team manager, received a Patriot Award from the Washington Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Edwards was nominated for the award by Emmanuel Santos, an employee who is also a U.S. Naval Reservist. • CFRE named Wendy Schneider a Certified Fundraising Executive. Schneider is director of development for Mobius Kids and Mobius Science Center Spokane.

• The Spokane Home Builders Association named Phil Folyer, of Morse Western Homes, president of its 2012 board of directors. Other officers include: first vice president, Deacon Band of Band Construction Inc.; second vice president, Anthony Carollo of Stewart Title of Spokane; treasurer, Jason Lawrence of Lawrence Custom Homes; secretary, Yvonne Terzenbach of Inland Professional Title, LLC; and past president, Tim Ayers of Builders Etc. Inc.

Real estate

Jeanne Barnes and Marcia Gimness have been hired as brokers for Windermere North Spokane LLC. Both previously worked for Prudential Spokane Real Estate.



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