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Jason Jones has been hired by Telect to work as an inside sales representative. He previously worked as a mortgage lender for Countrywide Home Loans and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Eastern Washington University.

Next IT Corp. has hired Kery Koentopp. She is a graduate of Gonzaga University and has nearly 20 years of experience in project management, network administration, development, consulting and design.

DCI Engineers has hired Adam Jackson as a project engineer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Washington State University.

Jill Hulswit has been hired as an account executive for Magner Sanborn. She previously worked in sales and business development for Entercom Communications in Denver and is a graduate of Northwestern University.

Winston and Cashatt Lawyers has hired Ryan Yahne as an attorney. He previously worked for the firm of Dunn and Black, P.S. and holds degrees from Pepperdine University School of Law and the University of Washington. Daryl Langford has been hired by Telect. He previously worked in retail management for Goodwill Industries.

Northwest Investment Advisors Inc. has hired Dick Westerman as a financial adviser. He has more than 30 years of investment experience and holds a master’s in business administration from Eastern Washington University.

Alisha Benson has been hired as member relations coordinator for Greater Spokane Inc. She previously worked for the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Washington State University.

Northwest Mechanical Engineering Inc. has hired Jim Rogers as a mechanical engineer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University.

Mike Hatchett has accepted a writing and editing position with the staff of Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire. He holds a master’s degree in communication and leadership studies from Gonzaga University.

Mike Sorlie has been hired by Blue Water Technologies Inc. to be in charge of accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting. He is a graduate of Drake University.

North by Northwest Productions has hired Heather Jackson as a commercial producer. She holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University.


Global Credit Union has promoted Robin Hughes to manager at the Argonne branch. She has worked for the company for six years and previously worked as a member service representative for the Valley branch. Brad Berg has been promoted to assistant vice president at Sterling Savings Bank. He previously worked as accounting manager and has been with the company for three years.


Chris Eldred has been selected to join the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers President’s Club, reflecting excellence in food quality, guest service and overall management. He currently works as a general manager for the North Pointe Red Robin.

The Council of Residential Specialists has awarded Tim LaLone the Certified Residential Specialist Designation. Recipients of the award are Realtors who have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. LaLone works as a sales associate for John L. Scott Real Estate. Thinking Cap Communication and Design has been certified as a minority business enterprise of the Northwest Minority Business Council and as a certified LGBT business enterprise through the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce for the NGLCC Supplier Diversity Initiative.

Inland Northwest Blood Center has named John Helvie Sr. 2007 employee of the year. He works as a supply maintenance technician and has been with the organization for nearly 18 years.


The Research and Education Foundation of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has received a $1.5 million donation from Dr. Paul E. Berger, founder of NightHawk Radiology, to endow the Derek Harwood-Nash Scholar Grant. This donation represents the largest individual gift and first individual grant endowment in the 24-year history of the RSNA Research and Education Foundation.


The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery has appointed the following individuals as new board officers for 2008: Dean Sonnenberg of URM Stores Inc. as chairman, Liz Morris of Deaconess Medical Center as chairwoman-elect, Marian Durkin of Avista Corp. as secretary, and Bob Wigren of US Bank as treasurer.


Inland Insurance Inc. has moved to 9016 E. Indiana Ave. in Spokane Valley. The company can be reached at (509) 456-2648.

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