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Accounting

 Chris Harrison, senior manager of tax services at Magnuson, McHugh & Co., has earned an Accredited in Business Valuation credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This certification is given to CPA valuation experts who have passed a rigorous exam, demonstrated significant experience in financial forensics and completed 75 hours of education in valuation.

Communications

 Kauffman & Associates Inc., a Native-owned communications and professional services firm, has won the 2014 National Health Information Award for its two-year national campaign encouraging Native Americans to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Education

 Patricia Butterfield will move to a faculty role at the Washington State University College of Nursing effective April 2015. Butterfield is currently dean of the WSU College of Nursing. She joined WSU in 2007 and is a recipient of the YWCA of Spokane’s Women of Achievement Award in Science, Technology, and the Environment.

Engineering

 Tom Jordan has joined Taylor Engineering as a design engineer. Jordan is currently providing construction engineering assistance at Spokane International Airport on the Taxiway Reconfiguration Project.

 Trindera Engineering has hired Wally Beck as a project engineer. Beck was previously a technical analyst at Wolfe-SBMC. He has experience in telecommunications site development and electrical analysis.

Finance

 Katie Willenbrock has been named a registered investment adviser representative at Viren and Associates Inc. Willenbrock has been with Viren and Associates for seven years. She is FINRA registered with her Series 6, 7, 63 and 66 Securities registrations through LPL Financial. She also holds a life and health insurance license in Washington state.

 Idaho Independent Bank has promoted Jill Hathaway to commercial loan officer at IIB’s Coeur d’Alene branch. Hathaway has been with the bank since 2003 and has 11 years of banking experience.

Health care

 Betty Vicena has earned certification as an OSW-C from the Board of Oncology Social Work Certification. This certification verifies oncology social workers comply with the highest standards to promote provision of quality psychosocial care for those impacted by cancer. Vicena is with Rockwood Cancer Treatment Center.

 John Osborn has been named a recipient of Forefront’s Tina Orwall Policy Award for personal and professional dedication to suicide prevention. Osborn has been an internist for 28 years with the Spokane Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is past chief of medicine at the medical center.

 Susan Lawrence, with Sunshine Gardens, has been named 2014 Activity Director of the Year by the Washington State Association of Activity Professionals.

Law

 Michael Church, a law partner at Stamper Rubens P.S., won Business Person of the Year at the Making Spokane Better Awards by The Salvation Army.

Miscellaneous

 Timothy Watts has joined Monsanto Co.’s WestBred wheat team as Northwest regional commercial manager. Previously, Watts was an account manager with The McGregor Co.

 The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development has named Cody Desautel as 2014 Native American “40 under 40” award recipient. Desautel is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation. He was honored for his work as the tribes’ land and property management director and has 12 years of experience in natural resource programs.

Nonprofit

 Susan Noble has joined the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho as an executive assistant. Noble has more than 20 years of experience in sales management, new business and project development.

 Bill Bialkowsky, founder of the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, has been named a recipient of Providence Health Care’s 2014 Sister Peter Claver Humanitarian Award. The award was given for his work in providing a safe environment for children most at risk for abuse and neglect

Real estate

 Chelsea Lamberson has joined Keller Williams Realty Spokane.

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