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Nicholas Hamad, of Land Expressions LLC, has earned his Washington state Professional Landscape Architecture License. Hamad has been with Land Expressions since 2007. He received his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture in 2010 from Washington State University.


Trindera Engineering has hired Philip Roice as a project engineer. Roice graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering.


Numerica Credit Union has promoted Tim Schartung to assistant vice president of branch administration. Schartung has 22 years of experience in the financial industry. Previously, he was the branch manager of Numerica’s Lyons branch.

Drew Sullivan has joined Wells Fargo as a private mortgage banker. Sullivan was previously with US Bank for 10 years as a senior mortgage loan originator.

Mountain West Bank has opened a new branch office at 7407 N. Division St.


Witherspoon Kelley, P.S. has been recognized as a top law firm in the annual

U.S. News-Best Lawyers

“Best Law Firms” survey. The firm earned recognition in the following practice areas: Land Use and Zoning Law; Labor and Employment; Real Estate Law; Medical Malpractice Defense; Municipal Law; and Tax Law. Several Witherspoon Kelley lawyers were also named to the 2015 edition of

Best Lawyers in America,

including: K. Thomas Connolly (Tax Law); F.J. Dullanty Jr. (Real Estate Law and Real Estate–Litigation); Mary R. Giannini (Health Care Law); Timothy M. Lawlor (Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law); Michael F. Nienstedt (Employment Law); Stanley M. Schwartz (Municipal Law, Real Estate; and Land Use and Zoning Law); Duane Swinton (First Amendment); and Joseph H. Wessman (Mergers and Acquisitions Law). In addition to being named to the Best Lawyers list, three Witherspoon Kelley lawyers were selected as a 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” as follows: John M. Riley (Real Estate Law); Brian T. Rekofke (Medical Malpractice Law–Defendants); and William M. Symmes (Litigation–Labor & Employment).


Quinn Group Advertising & Marketing has promoted Ryan Throckmorton from account manager to senior account manager.


The Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington Chapter has named the Broadway Group, a local truck stop business, as Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation for its work in supporting local nonprofits, including its work in preventing human trafficking in partnership with Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Kama Werner and Dan Alsaker, of Broadway Group, and Jaime Schilling, of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, accepted the award at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon in Seattle.

The Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment and the Washington State Business Leadership Network have named Community-Minded Enterprises and the Spokane office of Pepsi Beverage Co. as recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Employer Awards Program for their work recruiting, hiring, retaining and promoting individuals with disabilities.

Real estate

Phyllis Herrington has joined RE/MAX Inland Empire as a broker on the sales team. Herrington is an award-winning Realtor and has 16 years of experience in real estate. Previously, Herrington was with John L. Scott Valley.


Visit Spokane has been named a recipient of Smart Meetings magazine’s 2014 Platinum Choice Award. This award recognizes high industry standards in categories such as amenities, guest services, meeting space and recreational activities.

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