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Gene Olsen has joined the firm of Anson Avery CPA, PLLC. Olsen’s experience includes senior positions in public accounting and with private firms. He was recently employed as senior accountant by Avery Frahm & Co., CPA’s in Spokane.

McDirmid, Mikkelsen & Secrest, P.S. have promoted James Lewis and Katie Ness from Staff A accountant to Staff Senior accountant, and Amanda Kelly from Staff B accountant to Staff A accountant.


Randy Labeff, professional engineer, is now a principal of Adams & Clark, Inc. Labeff joined the company in 1993 and became engineering manager in 2003. He has 29 years of experience in civil engineering.


Innovate Northwest has hired Nancy McDaniel as executive entrepreneur (EE) in its Accelerator Services Group. McDaniel, president of a restaurant management company, has 25 years of banking experience.

Health Care

Tom Fritz, CEO of Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS), was elected vice chair of the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) board of directors and membership. Previously, he served as board treasurer.

Inland Northwest Health Services (INHS) has hired Allison Morgan as marketing and communication coordinator. She has eight years of experience in video production, copywriting, multi-media and marketing with KREM 2 News, and most recently, ILF Media.


The Plant Farm was named one of Today’s Garden Center’s Revolutionary 100, and No. 1 for the West Region, joining the ranks of the horticulture industry’s top independent garden centers.


SpringHill Suites in Coeur d’Alene has hired Jean Schaffer as general manager. She brings 17 years of experience at Marriot, most recently as general manager of the Scottsdale Mayo Clinic Courtyard.


Kristi Rietze has been named director of advancement at Lutherhaven Ministries. Rietze, a Coeur d’Alene native, has 14 years of nonprofit experience and a degree in Child and Family Studies from Portland University. Her most recent position was executive director of Idaho Drug Free Youth.

Real Estate

The Spokane Eastern-Washington chapter of Women’s Council of Realtors installed a new board on Jan. 17. The incoming officers are Jodie Carpine, Prudential Real Estate, as president; Mary Butler, Exit of Spokane, as president elect; Elizabeth Cunningham, Century 21 Beutler, as secretary; and Jessie Chastain, Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union (STCU), as treasurer.

Tyler Ford, Stefanie Farrel and Brian Pagano were hired as real estate agents by Keller Williams Reality Spokane. Ford was a salesman for Camp BMW/Subaru in Spokane and Farrel had her own internet business with her husband. Pagano will continue to work as a manager for Spokane Movers.


Imprezzio Inc. has hired Sean Drexler and Tom Battista as senior developers.