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Accounting

Dingus, Zarecor & Associates PLLC has hired Chris Tiffany as a staff accountant. The firm has also announced their first interns, Josh Graham and Nicole Zimmerman, who are enrolled in Eastern Washington University’s Business Administration and Professional Accounting program.

Nicholas Knapton, PS has promoted Dakota Felland to senior accountant and Rachael Carlisle to staff accountant.

Culture

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture has hired Carol Summers, Carolyn Black and Skip Peterson. Summers has been appointed director of marketing and communications. She previously was employed by Edmonds Community College and North Seattle College. Black was previously the director of development for Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet and will be the museum’s senior development officer. Peterson will act as the MAC’s new retail manager. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after having served at Fairchild Air Force Base as a squadron section commander.

Education

The Hagan Foundation, established in 1997 by Cornelius E. Hagan, Jr. in Spokane, recently awarded Spokane Community College’s environmental science department a $24,811 grant. The grant is in partnership with Central Valley High School’s Advanced Placement environmental science program. SCC students and faculty will work with CVHS students in the Saltese Flats watershed in Spokane Valley to conduct field operations and collect data using a mobile application. The students will gather data on wildlife, soil and water quality to research, design and create environmental interpretive signs for Saltese Flats.

Financial

Angela Erickson, vice president and commercial lender at Idaho Independent Bank, has been appointed to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Associate Member Committee at the International Builders Show. Erickson will lead a committee to award three NAHB awards. Erickson has 25 years of experience in the banking industry and focuses on construction and builder banking.

Manufacturing

Thomas Jimeno has been hired by Wilbert Precast, Inc. as part of the sales and estimating team.

Medicine

Melissa Francik, MS, RDN, CD, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Pullman Regional Hospital, is now a Certified Health and Wellness Coach. The 12-month program includes home study, one week in-person training, an outline of wellness vision and goals, a written exam, oral practical skills assessment and working with three clients and submitting data for three months.

Public Affairs

Eric Williams has been promoted to managing partner at Spokane’s Gallatin Public Affairs. Williams joined Gallatin in 2006 and specializes in media relations, public records research and state and federal permitting.

Real Estate

Kim Cooper has earned the Pricing Strategy Advisor certification from the National Association of Realtors. The certification is awarded to those who demonstrate the ability to reach accurate property value assessments, providing realtors the ability to compare properties, make accurate adjustments and interact with appraisers.

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