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 David Farace and Erina Bowie have joined Secured Investment Corp.’s headquarters in Coeur d’Alene. Farace is a corporate trainer and sales manager and Bowie is a funding assistant. Previously, Farace worked with the Sears Holding Corp.’s regional sales group. Bowie has more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage and banking industry.

Health care

 Thorne Research in Sandpoint has received the 2013 Investment of the Future Award from the Nutrition Business Journal for its success in the nutritional supplement industry.


 Stephen Sennett has joined the Law Firm of Keller W. Allen, P.C., as an associate attorney. Sennett graduated from the Gonzaga University School of Law and practices employment law.

 John Cafferty, Jerry Mason and Nancy Stricklin have joined the Coeur d’Alene office of Hawley Troxell. Cafferty has more than 15 years of legal experience and previously served as the deputy civil prosecutor for Kootenai County. Prior to joining the firm, Mason and Stricklin were partners at Mason & Stricklin, LLP. Mason has 40 years of experience working as a local government administrator as well as legal counsel to government officials, including the Association of Idaho Cities and the board of trustees of the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program. Stricklin has served the city of Coeur d’Alene as deputy city attorney, acting city attorney, and interim city attorney. She entered private practice in 2001.


 Hecla Mining Company has named Luke Russell vice president of external affairs. Previously, Russell was the senior vice president of Environment and Community at Coeur Mining.


 Rick Mullins and Troy Nealey have joined Spokane Youth Sports Association. Mullins is the soccer director and Nealey is the marketing and development director. Mullins holds a United States Soccer Federation National ‘A’ coaching license, National Soccer Coaches Association of America Advanced National, Director of Coaching and Regional Goalkeeping diplomas, NSCAA Professional Development Certificate. Previously, Nealey served as the executive director for Sports Leadership, as a development assistant for Central Washington University athletics, and as the athletic director for Colfax High School. SYSA also has promoted Christina Harris from receptionist and office assistant to soccer coordinator.

 The 2014 Board of Directors of the Friends of the Centennial Trail has been announced as follows: president, Len Zickler of AHBL Inc.; vice chair, Bob Cannon of the Spokane Endurance Events Association; secretary, Lori Kinnear of the city of Spokane; treasurer, Mike Merritt; and at-large member, Pat Harper of Spokane County. Board members are: Jan Carrington, retired attorney; Howard Hamby of Spokane County; Jeanna Hofmeister of Visit Spokane; David James of Avista; Jon Jonckers of Omega Pacific; Karen Nielsen of SenseAble Supplements; Debbie Pierce of Spokane Mountaineers; Gair Petrie of Randall Danskin, PS.; and Jason Wheaton, retired president of Greenstone. Riverside State Park Manager Chris Guidotti and Centennial Trail ranger Audra Sims will serve as ex-officio members.

 The YWCA of Spokane has announced its Board of Directors for 2014 as follows: president, Amber Williams of Wells Fargo; vice president, Nicole Stewart of Inland Northwest Health Services; treasurer, Mary Henry Cameron of Moss Adams; secretary, Carol Landa-McVicker. The board members are as follows: Susan Ashe of Health Sciences & Services Authority; Amy Biviano; Christy Burmeister-Smith of Avista; Catherine Cronin of Gonzaga University; Corey DiGiacinto of US Bank; Julie Holland of Northern Quest Resort & Casino; Shannon Kapek, community volunteer; Caren Lincoln of Eastern Washington University; Linda Loft, community volunteer; Eva Marquette of High Touch Solutions; Linda Massman of Clearwater Paper; Joan Menzies, community volunteer and past president; Kimberly Millikan of Itron; Melissa Murphy of Prime Real Estate; Subarna Nagra of United Way; Angelia Neuson, community volunteer; Nancy Norbury-Harter of Numerica Credit Union; Shelly O’Quinn, Spokane County commissioner; Kim Pearman-Gillman of McKinstry; Claire Roberts of Sterling Bank; and Yvonne Montoya Zamora of Washington State University Spokane.

 Several individuals have been accepted for membership in the Spokane Downtown Rotary Club 21: Jake Krummel of Numerica Credit Union; Christina Dunham of J. Hilburn Men’s Clothier; Patrick DeVries of DeVries Business Services; Antony Chiang of Empire Health Foundation; Adam Ganders of Washington State University; Manuel Hochheimer of Numerica Credit Union; Kari Grytdal of Partners with Families and Children; Mark Richard of Downtown Spokane Partnership; Timothy Wilson of Ben Bridge Jewelers; Darrell Siria of General Fire Equipment; and Alise Mnati of Communities in School.

Real Estate

 Stefanie Farrel has been hired as the general manager of Soleil Real Estate of Spokane.


 Etailz has hired Evan Durrant as an international buyer.


 Casey Groh has been awarded the 2013 Hologic Circle of Excellence award in women’s health solutions sales in the areas of gynecologic and prenatal health solutions sales. Groh is a diagnostic sales specialist with the Hologic Corp. The award was given for ranking in the top 5 percent of Hologic diagnostic sales specialists nationwide.


 Deanna Adams has been promoted from assistant chief financial officer, a role in which she served for two years, to CFO of Trans-System Inc. and its subsidiaries System Transport, TW Transport and James J. Williams. Prior to that, she worked as a certified public accountant for 13 years.

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