NEW FACES Dr. Robert Zelman has been hired by the Inland Cardiology Associates office in Coeur d’Alene. He attended medical school at Kansas City University and completed his cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at St. Louis University. He previously practiced in Southern California for 19 years.
Linda Dallas has been hired as a sales associate at Windermere Real Estate/City Group. She previously worked as an events promotions coordinator with Northwest Management Services.
Bob Burns has been hired by Spokane County United Way as an account executive. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a colonel.
Gwendolyn Hartman has been hired as a quality assurance microbiologist by HollisterStier Laboratories. She holds a degree in biology from Eastern Washington University and previously worked as a teaching assistant at EWU.
L&S Engineering has hired John Herting as a mechanical engineer. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from South Dakota State University and previously worked as a project engineer with Shur-Co Manufacturing of Yankton, S.D.
ALSC Architects of Spokane has hired Todd Ovnicek as a construction management specialist. He has 18 years experience in the architecture and construction industry.
Larry Broyles has been hired as a sales associate at Windermere North Realty. He previously worked for Tomlinson Black Valley.
Joseph Comine has been hired as an account executive by Spokane County United Way. He previously worked for Fidelity Associates.
Vin Vu has been hired as a process development project manager by HollisterStier Laboratories. He holds a degree in technology design and industrial construction from Eastern Washington University and previously worked as a program manager for Isothermal Systems Research Inc.
Gene Antles has been hired as a senior product manager with Telect’s power products group. He holds a master’s degree in engineering management from Washington State University and previously worked with Agilent Technologies.
PROMOTIONS Scott Kreiling has been promoted to vice president of sales for Regence BlueShield. He has been with the company since 2002.
Gina McClure has been promoted to senior implementation coordinator for Asuris Northwest Health. She has been with the company for 19 years.
Cathy Schaefer has been promoted to accounting supervisor at Telect. She has been with the company since 2000.
KUDOS Dr. Mark Paxton has been named the Washington State Dental Association’s 2007 Citizen of the Year. Paxton, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, was recognized for his volunteer work with Chicago-based Hearts in Motion, which sends surgical teams to Central and South America. He has made trips to Guatemala for the last 10 years. He has had a practice in Spokane since 1995.
Staci Vesneske, of Spokane, has been reappointed to a three-year term to the Employee Retirement Benefits Board by Gov. Chris Gregoire. She is the executive director of human resources for Spokane Public Schools.
Bob Woods, a registered architect with Zeck Butler Architects of Spokane, was recently certified as a sustainable building advisor by the National Sustainable Building Advisor Program.
Dr. Stephen Renner, of Spokane, has been appointed to a four-year term on the Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission by Gov. Chris Gregoire. He practices at the Day Chiropractic Clinic. The commission establishes and enforces qualifications for licensing and continuing competency.
ELECTED The Spokane Estate Planning Council has elected new officers for 2007-08. The officers are: John Bjorkman of LeMaster Daniels, president; Ryan Backlund of U.S. Bank, vice president; Eric Green of Purpose Financial Advisors, secretary/treasurer; Paul Viren of Viren and Associates, program chairman; and Robert Lamp of Witherspoon Kelley Davenport and Toole, membership chairman.
The Junior League of Spokane has elected new officers. The officers are: Shelia Geraghty, president; Michelle Grady, president elect; Jane Baldwin, sustaining director; Kristine Lyons, treasurer; Chasity Briese, treasurer elect; Ginger Carter, presidential assistant; Krissy Wilcox, parliamentarian; Debra Sidor Tanner, community vice president; Julie Munson, administrative vice president; Jeannette Toole, funding vice president; and Julia McGann, membership vice president.
RETIRING Bob and Clara Miller have retired as owners of Miller’s Hardware on the South Hill. The couple owned the store for 24 years. Longtime employee Mat McCoury has purchased the business. The store will keep its name and will continue to be affiliated with the Do It Best Hardware Corp.
NEW BUSINESS Sarah Leverett-Main has recently opened a private practice as a licensed mental health counselor. She previously directed the counselor education graduate programs at Eastern Washington University and holds a doctorate in counselor education and supervision from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from EWU. Her practice can be reached at (509) 879-8329.
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