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• Dingus, Zarecor and Associates PLLC promoted Shaun Johnson from manger to senior manager and Jeannette Ring from senior accountant to manager.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Jeanne Barnes and Marcia Gimness have been hired as brokers for Windermere North Spokane LLC. Both previously worked for Prudential Spokane Real Estate.