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NAC Architecture has hired Lars Iverson as a senior electrical designer and Emily Maxey as a payroll/human resources specialist. Iverson has 15 years of experience.


Klündt | Hosmer has named Ashley Martin and Diane Mahan as partners of the firm. Martin has been with the firm for 11 years and serves as an account director. Mahan has been with the firm for 17 years and currently serves as a digital marketing director.


Arron Carter and Michael Pumphrey have been named co-recipients of the O.A. Vogel Endowed Chair in Wheat Breeding and Genetics. Carter and Pumphrey are associate professors in the Department of Crop and Soil Science at Washington State University. Carter is the director of the WSU winter wheat breeding and genetics program and Pumphrey is the director of the spring wheat breeding and genetics program.


Troy Clute has been hired as the vice president of the Home Loan Center at Numerica Credit Union. Clute has more than 19 years of experience and was previously a real estate manager at Mountain West Bank.

BDO USA, LLP has promoted Paul Bridge from assurance partner to assurance office managing partner for the Spokane office. Bridge has been with the firm for 10 years and has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting.

Health care

David Bartels will be joining Summit Cancer Center - Post Falls, effective Aug. 1. Bartels is a cancer specialist with board certification in internal medicine and medical oncology. He previously served as a medical oncologist with Kootenai Health.


Jessica Laabs, Josh Richard and Wendy Richard, all with PayneWest Insurance in Spokane, have received the Safeco Insurance Personal Lines Achievement Award for 2015 in recognition of exemplary performance and customer service. Laabs and Josh Richard are personal insurance sales executives and Wendy Richard is a personal insurance account specialist.


The Palouse Knowledge Corridor has named the winners of the Entrepreneur of the Palouse awards as follows: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories won in the Business category; Latah Trail Foundation won in the Nonprofit category; and Poppy, An Eco-Friendly Salon and Spa won in the Rising Star category.


The American Heart Association has named Jeremy White as the event chairperson for the 2016 Spokane Heart and Stroke Walk. White is the owner of Precision Building LLC and holds a variety of management experience. He is also a recipient of a mechanical heart.

The Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation has named Steve Trabun as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year in recognition of his support and fund raising for the Foundation. Trabun is a regional business manager at Avista.

The Spokane Chapter of Executive Women International has awarded $15,000 in scholarships through the Executive Women International Scholarship Program to three local high school students and two adult students in scholastic transition.


AT&T has named Shantell Prater as the Spokane and Spokane Valley area retail sales manager. In this role, she will oversee more than 60 AT&T company-owned retail stores, authorized retailers and national retail locations. Prater has been with the company for more than six years.

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