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The firm of McDirmid, Mikkelsen & Secrest, P.S., has hired Jacquelyn Woods and Phuong Walters as a Staff B Accountants.


The Friends of the Centennial Trail named the 2013 board of directors as follows: Karen Nielsen, Pat Harper, Jeanna Hofmeister, Mike Merritt, David James, Bob Cannon, Jason Wheaton, Chad Coles, Len Zickler, Debbie Pierce, Jon Jonckers, Lori Kinnear, Gair Petrie, Audra Sims and Chris Guidotti.


Inland Northwest Bank (INB) has promoted Dave Hockett to senior vice president and chief risk officer. Previously, Hockett served as vice president and senior auditor. He has been with INB since 2004. INB also promoted Mark Dresback to senior vice president and chief lending officer. Dresbeck has been with the company since 2001 and previously served as senior vice president and commercial loan team leader.


The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has named Joyce Broadsword as North Idaho Regional Director. Previously, Broadsword was a Bonner County commissioner and served four terms in the Idaho Senate where she was vice chairwoman of the Health and Welfare Committee.

Health care

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute and Oz Fitness are partnering to offer therapy evaluations and services at Oz Fitness locations in Spokane. Appointments can be made at an Oz Fitness location or by calling (509) 473-6869.


Crystal Hooker has been hired as an interior designer by Design Source. Previously, Hooker was employed by a local architectural firm.

• Idaho State University College of Business has named Ron Nilson as Idaho Business Leader of the Year 2013. Nilson is CEO and president of Ground Force Manufacturing in Post Falls. The award recognizes business leaders who contribute significantly to community, civic and educational programs.

Real estate

Julie Evans, Amy Parrish and Jacob Spencer have joined RE/MAX of Spokane as brokers. Previously, Evans was with Keller Williams and has eight years of real estate experience. Parrish was with Coldwell Banker and has seven years of real estate experience.

• The Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors has awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation to Sherry LaBonte, of Century 21 Beutler & Associates.