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James E. “Jamie” Tender has been named by the Saint George’s School board of trustees as head of school, effective July 1, 2016. Tender currently serves as the assistant head for advancement. Prior to that, he served as head of the middle school at Saint George’s from 2003 to 2011.

Health care

Northwest MedStar has named Matt Albright as director. Albright has 20 years of health care and aerospace experience. He previously served with the U.S. Air Force at Fairchild Air Force Base as a medical officer and Biomedical Sciences Corps executive.

Kai Nevala has been named clinic director for Unify Community Health, a part of Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. He will oversee three local community health centers. Nevala was previously a clinic operations supervisor for three outpatient hospital ambulatory pharmacy clinics.


PayneWest Insurance has hired Shannon Ulrich as a commercial insurance account specialist and Chris Stangel as a commercial insurance sales executive. Ulrich has been in the insurance industry since 2002. Stangel was previously in the law enforcement industry


Dennis Hession, Brian Kistler and Adam Baird have joined the firm of Kutak Rock LLP. Hession joins the firm as of counsel. He will focus on public finance, real estate and taxation. Kistler joins the firm as of counsel to the public finance group. Baird joins the firm as an associate with a focus on public finance, municipal law and IRS issues.


Leland’s on Wall has relocated to River Park Square, Suite 243, 808 W. Main St. Call (509) 747-8860 for more information.


David Austin has been named president of the Morning Star Foundation board of directors. Austin is a senior financial adviser and first vice president, wealth management with Merrill Lynch.


Becky Johnson has joined Homes 4 You as a real estate broker.

Lynndi Petek has joined Keller Williams Realty Spokane as an agent.

Gavin Lejameyer has joined Sperry Van Ness Cornerstone as an associate adviser.


Etailz has hired Katherine Palmer as a copywriter, Ryan Corker as a product analyst and Jimmy Schuchart as a lead generation international market team lead.

The Washington Food Industry Association has named Anderson’s Grocery, in Republic, Washington, as the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Operations Award. The award is given in recognition of exemplary daily store operations, product merchandising and employee relations.