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• Erica Young has been promoted to a shareholder with Anderson, Peretti and Company CPAs of Spokane Valley. Young is a certified public accountant and has served as tax manager with the firm since 2008.
• Magner Sanborn’s Spokane office has hired Alexa Lohmeyer as a junior Web developer and Areli Nathanson as an interactive designer.
• Martin Erkela has been hired as general manager of Frontier Communications’ Moscow-Pullman market. He has 34 years of telecommunications industry experience.
• Whitworth University has elected John Sowers to its board of trustees. Sowers, a senior pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church of Spokane, graduated from the university in 1988 and previously worked for the admissions department.
• Mountain West Bank has hired Kathy Colkitt and Rebecca Starr as mortgage loan originators.
• Sheriff Daryl Wheeler received an Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate. Wheeler has served as sheriff of Bonner County since 2008.
• Dr. Brian “B.C.” Oulman has joined Broadway Eyecare Center in Spokane Valley as an optometric physician. He holds a degree from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry, with honors in the Pediatric and Binocular Vision section and specialty training in glaucoma.
• AAA Washington has hired Gavin Staeheli as an insurance agent for its Spokane office.
• Edward Wagner has been elected board president of the Idaho Association of Building Officials. Wagner is director of Coeur d’Alene Building Services.
• Windermere North has hired Rust Brown and Russ Knight as associates. Brown previously worked for Pfizer/King Pharmaceuticals and Knight previously worked for Prudential Spokane Real Estate.
• Jim Dashiell has been hired as an agent for Williams Realty Spokane. He previously worked for Coldwell Banker Tomlinson North.
• Kestell Company Real Estate has hired Don and Ronda Church and Elizabeth Bendinelli as brokers. They previously worked for Coldwell Banker Northwest Group. • Kathy Bryant has joined Century 21 Beutler and Associates as a broker, Realtor and senior real estate specialist. She previously worked for Keller Williams Realty.
• Intrinium Networks/IT Security promoted Conrad Band to vice president of operations and Nick Brayman to director of network services. The company also hired Greg Mitchell as a help desk associate.