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Sun., Jan. 5, 2014

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Brooke Baker has joined business development at Baker Construction and Development, Inc. She had worked as an agency field specialist with State Farm Insurance.


Eva Schiavenato has joined the Washington State University College of Nursing as a research assistant. Previously, she was a project coordinator in the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Miami. The college has also promoted Cindy Corbett and Cindy Fitzgerald. Corbett has been promoted from interim associate dean for research to associate dean for research. Fitzgerald has been promoted from interim director of the doctor of nursing program to director of the doctor of nursing program.


Mountain West Bank, a division of Glacier Bank, has promoted Besse Bailey to vice president of professional and commercial banking in the Spokane office. Bailey has been with Mountain West Bank since 2007 and she has been with the Spokane branch since 2011.

Wheatland Bank has hired Jim Haney as vice president/residential mortgage production manager. Haney has more than 18 years of experience in the residential mortgage lending industry.

Bill Before, chief financial officer at Spokane Teachers Credit Union, will also serve as the credit union’s chief lending officer. Before is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School and has been with STCU since 1989. He serves on the board for Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union and for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest.

Health care

Leslee Stanley has been named as a member of the Panhandle Health District Board of Health. Stanley is a Shoshone County Commissioner where she has served since November 2012. She has worked for Shoshone County for 38 years and currently serves on the North Fork Coeur d’Alene River Watershed Advisory Group, Panhandle Lakes RC&D Council, and the Coeur d’Alene Lake Management Committee.


IdaVend Broadcasting, Inland Northwest Broadcasting and KRPL Inc. has promoted Amberly Beckman from promotions coordinator at the Lewiston location to promotions director at the Moscow, Idaho, location, and Jon Carson from promotions director to executive director of promotions for both Moscow and Lewiston locations. Beckman has been with IdaVend for two years. Carson has also been with the company for two years and recently earned the certified radio sales manager designation from the Radio Advertising Bureau.


The Inland Northwest Land Trust has announced appointees to the 2014-15 board of directors as follows: second-term vice president, Andrew Schultheis of Sterling Savings Bank; and treasurer, Andrew McDirmid of McDirmid, Mikkelsen and Secrest P.S. Carl Griffin will also serve as a board member.

Real Estate

Deann Billing, with Team Idaho Real Estate in Moscow, has earned an associate broker’s license by completing education in brokerage management and real estate law. Billing has been a licensed sales associate since 2008 and specializes in residential, investment, commercial, and land sales.

Karene Garlich-Loman, with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson, has completed training to become residential construction certified and a certified new home specialist. Garlich-Loman has 10 years of experience in real estate sales and also holds the certified residential specialists designation.

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