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Lisa Mix has been hired at PrimeSource Credit Union as a teller. She previously worked as an assistant facility caretaker at a show horse stable.

Spokane Emergency Physicians has hired Dr. Scott Marquis in emergency medicine. He is a 2002 graduate of the Oregon Health and Science University and completed both his internship and residency at the Albany Medical Center. Marquis has also been accepted for membership in the Spokane County Medical Society.

Jeff Johnson has been hired at Tomlinson Black Commercial as the sales manager and has become a principal in the company. He was previously a principal at Kiemle & Hagood Company and specializes in sales, leasing and the development of office buildings.

WhiteRunkle Advertising has hired Victor Santos as an interactive developer. He has been creating multi-media projects as a freelancer and holds an associate’s degree from Spokane Falls Community College.

Dr. Angela Trobaugh-Litrario has been hired as a pediatric hematologist/oncology physician at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital. She completed her residency and a fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Science Center/Children’s Hospital in Denver.

Blue Water Technologies has hired Dave Volkenand as a systems integrator. He was previously the systems manager at Silverwood Theme Park.

Benjamin Fairfield has been hired at Century 21 Beutler & Associates as an agent. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics from the University of North Dakota and is a 2000 graduate of Coeur d’Alene High School.

AmericanWest Bank has hired Brendan Wiechert as vice president and commercial loan officer. He has more than 13 years of banking and finance experience and previously worked at U.S. Bank.

Tom McGirk has been hired as a regional manager at Naegeli Reporting Corporation. He is a graduate of Washington State University and a law degree from Gonzaga University.

Michael Spiger has been hired as chief executive officer at UltraShred. He previously worked as the Northwest regional manager at Neff Rental and holds degrees in history and communications from the University of Washington.


Debra Hamilton has been promoted to a loan officer in the consumer lending department of Global Credit Union. She has been with the credit union for seven years and previously worked as a loan processor.

WhiteRunkle Advertising has promoted Roxy Boone to vice president of human resources and operations. She has been with the company for six years and previously worked as director of human resources and operations.

Cara Coon has been promoted to vice president of Sterling Savings Bank. She has been with the bank for two years and works as manager of the technical communication services group.


Richard and Barbara Taylor have established a $500 scholarship for students in Gonzaga University’s Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. The fund was created in the name of the Taylors’ daughters, Megan Schindler and Sarah Taylor, graduates of the school.

Mary Gayle Johnson, an employee of U.S. Bank, has received the U.S. Bank Five Star Volunteer Award for her volunteer work with the Spokane Art School. The school will receive a $1,000 grant in her name.

The Herbert B. Jones Foundation of Seattle has granted Gonzaga University’s Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership program $20,000. The funds will go towards cash rewards for the Hogan Program’s 2006 Business Plan Competition.

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