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Innovate Washington has hired Tim Priest as the chief marketing and development officer. Priest most recently served as the president and founder of CMO Strategy Group.


Ecova was awarded the 2013 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ecova has been recognized by the EPA for nine consecutive years.

Leavitt Capital Companies has hired Aaron Lake as the director of commercial real estate. Previously, Lake was the director of real estate for Stejer Development and its predecessor Dixon Investment Company. He has over a decade of experience in his field and is a member of the Spokane Real Estate Traders Club.

Health Care

Elizabeth Hardan has joined the front office staff at EyeDentity EyeCare and Optical.

Jennifer Ferrero, of Switch Up Web and Marketing, has been awarded the Women in Business Leadership Award for the category of Established Woman in Business from Bozzi Media and Spokane CDA Woman Magazine.

The Downtown Rotary Club 21 has accepted George Nethercutt of Nethercutt Consulting LLC for membership.


Skils’kin has hired Amanda Cross as a special projects coordinator and promoted Sherri Richardson to director of employment services. Cross has nine years of experience in disability services and previously worked in community access at the West Central Community Center. Richardson has worked in direct services for customers of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Department of Corrections in Washington and Missouri.

Real Estate

Shawn McMahon has joined Kiemle and Hagood Company as a commercial broker in the Commercial Brokerage Division and Coeur d’Alene office. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and he has been involved in the real estate industry since 1978.

Sarah Webb, Monica Rodriguez and Lizabeth Stanley have joined Keller Williams Realty Spokane. Webb owns a local event planning business. Rodriguez was a kindergarten teacher and Stanley worked as a psycho-social rehabilitation specialist.


Imprezzio Inc. has hired Dan Sasse as a network operations center manager. He has more than 10 years of experience in the tech industry. Previously, he was the IT manager for Integrus Architecture.

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