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Scott Whipps has been hired by HollisterStier as a lead scientist. He holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Florida and previously worked for ATMI in San Jose, Calif., as a senior research and development chemist.

Tomlinson Black Valley has hired Sharon Inman as a real estate agent.

Rob Chase has been hired as a real estate agent at Exit Real Estate-Jones and Associates.

Robert Hoskinson has been hired as a real estate agent at Keller Williams in Coeur d’Alene.

Don Millikan has been hired as vice president of human resources at Common Cents Lending. He previously worked for Sterling Savings Bank and has more than 12 years experience in the human resources field.

Gary Grissom has been hired as a loan officer at American Home Mortgage’s Spokane office. He has more than 22 years of experience in the home loan industry.

Brock Materne has been hired in a sales and customer service position at Wilbert Precast Inc.

Bryan Vose has been hired as a special inspection and testing technician at GeoEngineers’ Spokane office.

Nicole Dituri has been hired as a real estate agent at Exit Real Estate-Jones and Associates.

Brian Bayly has been hired as a small-volume parenteral supervisor at HollisterStier Laboratories. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from California State University and previously worked as a production planner for Gilead Science in San Dimas, Calif.

Lisa Bracco has been hired as a marketing and program specialist at the Gonzaga University Graduate School of Business. She previously worked as the marketing and membership director for the YMCA of the Inland Northwest.

Dr. Gregory Lewis has been hired by Inland Imaging Associates in the practice of diagnostic radiology. He graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University and completed his residency at the University of Utah.

The Fox Theater has hired Brian Ritter as the technical director. He previously worked as the technical director of the Bing Crosby Theater (formerly The Met) for 18 years.

Gareth Abell has been hired as a CAD manager at Blue Room Architecture and Design.

PROMOTIONS Jim Petrich has been promoted to associate at Integrus Architecture. He is a LEED-accredited project manager and has been with the company since 2006.

Allison Benjamin has been promoted from account coordinator to account executive at Desautel Hege Communications. She has been with the company since 2004 and is a graduate of Eastern Washington University.

Jana Christensen has been promoted to vice president, retail credit operations manager at Washington Trust Bank. She has nine years of experience in the banking industry.

Alyson McLean has been promoted to principal architect at Blue Room Architecture and Design. She is a graduate of the Washington State University School of Architecture.

KUDOS Tom Brubaker, of Spokane Valley, recently received the Regional Leader’s Award and the Partner’s Award for his sales and service efforts as a financial adviser at Edward Jones.

Realtor JoAnn Zyph of Century 21 Beutler and Associates recently earned her certified residential specialist designation.

Financial adviser Buddy Honshell, of Edward Jones, was recently awarded the company’s A.F. McKenzie Achievement award, a Leadership Award and a Five Year Service Award.

ELECTED The Inland Northwest Community Foundation has elected new officers and members. The newly elected officers are: Patricia Dahmen Ray, of Ray’s Demolition, chairwoman; Jeffrey Bell, of The Gallatin Group, vice chairman; community volunteer Nancy Collins-Warner, secretary. The newly elected members are Mindy Cameron, former city editor of The Seattle Times; Sandy Patano, state director for U.S. Sen. Larry Craig; Garry Shea, of D.A. Davidson and Co.; and author Gloria Waggoner.

Marketing Associates of Spokane has elected new officers. They are: Leslie White of Coffman Engineers, president; Julie Culver of Northwest Mechanical Engineering, vice president; Jennifer Van Vleet of Coffman Engineers, treasurer and programs co-chair; Marty Orchard, of Lydig Construction, programs co-chair and special events co-chair; Terri McRae of ALSC Architects, membership co-chair; Kim Homdrom of Architects West, membership co-chair; April Brast of GeoEngineers Inc., public relations and sponsorship chair; and Lori Ott of CLC Associates, special events co-chair.

GIFTS The Spokane Home Builders Association, the Seattle Mariners Care Program and the Building Industry Association of Washington have donated $5,000 to Mead Little League and the Washington District 13 Little League. The gift will be used to purchase athletic equipment.

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