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Gonzaga University has named Norm Leatha as the interim director of the School of Business Administration’s Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program and Christopher Stevens, the former director of the Hogan Program, has been named director of MBA programs at the university. Leatha also serves as the entrepreneur in residence for the Hogan Program.
Stephen Hooper has joined Incyte Diagnostics as a hematopathologist. Hooper is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and hematopathology. He served as a physician with the United States armed forces for 20 years. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Lisa Dyer, Dick Denenny and Jennifer Miller have joined Fidelity Associates Insurance & Financial Services. Dyer is a commercial lines account manager and has worked in the insurance industry since 1991. She was previously a commercial lines service representative at Liberty Mutual. Denenny is an employee benefits consultant. Previously, he owned and operated his own employee benefit firm for 15 years. Miller is a personal lines account manager. She has worked in the insurance industry since 2010 and was previously a licensed insurance counselor at Serenity Insurance.
David P. Gardner was named a 2014 Rising Star in Washington by Super Lawyers magazine. Kenneth B. Howard was recognized as a 2014 Super Lawyer and Scott A. Gingras as a 2014 Rising Star for the Mountain States region. Gardner, Howard and Gingras are lawyers with Winston & Cashatt. Super Lawyers lists the top 5 percent of attorneys by state or region based on peer recognition and professional accomplishment.
The Spokane Downtown Rotary Club No. 21 has announced the officers and directors for 2014-2015 as follows: Pamela Watters of the Inland Northwest Community Foundation, president; Joe Franklin Bruce of Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, vice-president; Jennifer Thompson of Cone & Co., PC, secretary/treasurer; Clark Brekke of Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest, president-elect; Michael Church of Stamper Rubens, PS, immediate past president; Linda Davis of Office Depot; Deborah Harper of Group Health; Cynthia MacGeagh of US Bank; Richard O’Connor of Referee Photo; Paul Read of the Journal of Business; Steven Schneider of Steven Schneider, Attorney at Law, P.S.; Edward Walker of Walker Construction Inc. New members have also been announced: Chris Bornhoft of Windermere Commercial; Mark Barnes of National Furniture Company; Matt Lusk of USB Financial Services; Blake Powell of Rockwood Clinic; Hal Ebel of Washington Trust Bank; Josh Quisenberry of IQ Smart Interactive; Josiah Roloff of Global Compusearch LLC; Julie Kelsey of JNK Professional Coaching; Kurt Weigel of Associated Painters Inc.; Charles Alpers of the Spokane Club.
The following individuals have been inducted into the Spokane Central Lions Club: Eddie Bedell of Spokane Federal Credit Union; Craig Lang of Wells Fargo Advisors; Doug Bennett of Spokane Rifle Club; Kim Bennett of Rehn and Associates; Sonja Hughes of Visit Spokane.
Etailz has hired Ned Woodward as a purchasing relations assistant, Tony Aguiar as a software developer and Sean Tyson as a Perispect sales representative.
Regal Fabrics and Gifts LLC, a retail fabric and gift store, will open in mid-August at 5620 S. Regal St. No. 8. For more information on this new business, call (509) 242-3731.
Josh Zinner and Christina Wallhausser have joined the Spokane sales office of Rockwell Automation as sales engineers.