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Kathryn Meier and Brian Gates have been named associate deans at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. Meier will assume the position of associate dean for graduate education and scholarship. She has been a member of the WSU faculty for 10 years and most recently served as the director of the program in nutrition and exercise physiology. Gates will assume the position of associate dean for professional education. He is currently the president of the Washington state chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and is a member of the WSU Geriatrics Research Team.
• RiverBank has promoted John Roewe from SVP/chief credit officer to EVP/chief credit officer. Roewe has more than 40 years of experience in banking, including experience in credit administration. He joined RiverBank in 2011.
• Scott Keno and Phil Sarquilla have joined Fidelity Associates Financial Services as insurance advisors. Keno has been in the insurance industry since 1983 and has extensive experience as an employee benefits consultant. Previously, he was with Foster Higgins and Capital Benefit Services Inc. He also owned a consulting firm. Sarquilla has 20 years of experience in life and health insurance and specializes in the ACA health care reform mandates. He was previously with Premera Blue Cross and Basin Insurance Associates.
Richard Kuhling has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). Kuhling is a senior litigator in the law firm of Paine Hamblen LLP. Fellowship in the LCA is awarded to less than one percent of American lawyers and is awarded based on excellence in litigation and ethical reputation.
• Cider Master Will Jordan has opened Twilight Cider Works, a tasting room and cidery offering artisan hard cider. It is at 18102 N. Day Mount Spokane Road in Mead. For more information, visit www.twilight ciderworks.com or call (509) 570-8748.
• Alan Stanford was named the 2012 Washington State Small Business Development Center Star Performer at the Small Business Administration gala in Seattle. He will attend the national conference for the Association of Small Business Development Centers. Stanford has been with the group since 2010.
• Unicep has hired Paul Knight as vice president of sales and engineering. Knight has held several leadership positions. He is also an inventor with more than 20 U.S. issued patents and is registered to practice at the USPTO.
The Spokane Downtown Rotary Club 21 has accepted Mary Cressey, Josh Wade and Karl Eastlund for membership. Cressey is the director of business development for Touchmark Retirement Community. Wade is the owner of Nectar Tasting Room, Spokane Wine Magazine and Nectar Media. Eastlund is the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.
Marie Penec, with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson North, has been certified as a military relocation specialist.
Ashley Riggs, Alex Bozman and Troy Darrock have joined Etailz. Riggs is a social media manager; Bozman is a vendor onboarding specialist; and Darrock is a product management specialist.
Imprezzio Inc. has promoted Neil Hargreaves from client solution director to executive vice president. Previously, Hargreaves was with Accurate Technologies in Detroit and UK-based companies ATI Ltd. and Torotrak Development Ltd.
A brave girl jumps from the rocks on the west side of Tubbs Hill as her two friends watch. (Don Sausser/Facebook photo)
Sweeping initiative to strengthen Idaho’s Sunshine Law appears to be falling short in bid to make Nov. ballot
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