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Adoption

Local licensed child placement agency Spokane Consultants in Family Living: Open Adoption Services has changed its name to Adoption Services of Spokane. The agency also updated its look and created a new website, providing birth and adoptive parents with information of the scope of the agency’s services.

Architecture

Steven C. Fitzgerald has joined Bernardo|Wills Architects as a senior architectural technician. Fitzgerald previously was self-employed in Reno, Nevada, specializing in custom home design. His first commissions include The River House Apartments in Spokane Valley and the BCT Complex at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Lesa A. Webb has joined Bernardo|Wills Architects as an interior designer after being previously employed by ALSC Architects. Webb’s initial assignments include the Washington state Department of Transportation North Central Region Administration Facility in Wenatchee and two administration building remodels for the Fairmount Memorial Association.

Art

Francis Langston, CPA, has been named chief financial officer for the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. Langston worked for many years in health care accounting and practice management including as area manager of Wenatchee Valley Medical Center. He most recently worked as a financial analyst for Oxyfresh.com in Coeur d’Alene.

Jaymee Donelson was recently promoted to lead Visitor Services at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. She also is responsible for the museum’s social media and has worked as an illustrator for Artisan Laser Engraving.

Madison Bush has been promoted to Annual Fund and Membership Manager in the development department of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture after leading the museum’s visitor services department. Bush previously worked in retail management and customer service with companies including Nothing Bundt Cakes in Spokane and Big Sky Ski Resort in Montana.

Education

Steve Chen has been selected to serve as the chief information officer for the Community Colleges of Spokane, beginning Jan. 30. Chen’s experience spans leadership roles in e-learning, managing enterprise applications and supporting university research activities with new technology. He has worked at the University of Texas at Brownsville, Hudson Valley Community College in the State University of New York, Utica College of Syracuse University and the City College at the City University of New York.

Government

Jennifer Locke has been named Kootenai County’s new chief deputy clerk. Locke has operated her own small business for the past eight years, has been a precinct committeewoman for four years and recently was an Idaho elector for the Electoral College.

Leadership

Liberty Lakers Toastmasters 399 has named new officers: Eileen Allen, president; Larry Stephenson, vice president of education; Sherry Bentley, vice president of membership; Jennifer Ferrero, vice president of public relations; Piper Kenney, secretary; Antigone Twidt, treasurer; and Cathy Stephenson, sergeant at arms.

Technology

Imprezzio Inc. has hired René Scourey as the director of North American sales. She previously worked with State Farm Insurance, Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors and Washington State University.

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