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 Steve Roth has joined Architects West Inc. Roth is an architect with 20 years of experience in the industry. He specializes in the areas of retail, manufacturing and industrial architecture. Previously, he was with ALSC Architects.


 Michelle Hege has been named president and CEO of Desautel Hege Communications. Hege joined the firm in 1998 as the company’s first employee and became a partner in 2000.

 The Spokane Regional MarCom Association has announced its 2013-14 board of directors as follows: President, Leslie Czernik; Vice President/Incoming President/Programming Chair, Kevin Dudley; Past President, Alyssa Ando; Communications Chair, Chelsea Maguire; Visual Communications Chair, Jennifer Van Eps; Events Chair, Annie Gannon; Finance Chair, Joanne Vega; Sponsorship Chair, Ronda Weaver; Internship Chair, Jonathan Manfredonia; Membership Chair, Kelly Fry; Spark Awards Judging Chair, Emily Easley.


 Jeremiah Case and Randall Clark have been elected to the Whitworth University board of trustees. Case is a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche in Seattle. He is also on the Whitworth Business Advisory Board. Clark is the assistant softball coach at Whitworth. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Graziadio School of Business Management at Pepperdine University in California. He was also a professor of accounting at Master’s College.

 The Washington State University Spokane Advisory Council has been selected. Marty Dickinson will serve as chair, and other members are as follows: Elaine Couture, Betsy Cowles, Jon Eliassen, Tom Fritz, Rich Hadley, Jim Kolva, Gary Livingston, Tom Quigley, Tom Reese, Lisa Shaffer, Eldonna Shaw and Roger Woodworth.


 Jake Krummel has been promoted to market manager for Numerica Credit Union’s downtown branch. Previously, he was the assistant branch manager for Numerica’s Havana branch. He has nine years of experience in the banking industry, including five years in managerial roles.


 The Spokane Chiefs have hired Brian Cobb as director of public and media relations. Previously, Cobb was a public relations and marketing intern during the 2011-12 season for the Seattle Thunderbirds.

 Cascade Windows has hired Randy Buchanan as vice president of operations. Buchanan has more than 31 years experience in the glass industry and most recently served as the director of Northwest operations at Milgard Manufacturing.


 Alyson Atwater has joined the YMCA of the Inland Northwest as the Act Six Program supervisor. In her role she will lead the recruitment, selection, training and support of Spokane scholars.

 The Spokane Arts Fund has appointed Shannon Roach as executive director. Roach has more than 20 years of arts leadership experience. She has also served as the executive director of the Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy.


 Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters has promoted Janet Williams to vice president of the company’s retail division. She will oversee all operational aspects of 16 retail stores.

 Eleen Huestis has joined Etailz as an inventory clerk.


 Andy Adams has opened Whistling Duck, a software service, in Coeur d’Alene. The new service will help nonprofits track contacts, log donations, and follow up with tax receipts. For more information about this new business, email or visit or