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Architecture

Bernardo|Wills Architects has hired Manasa Vishwanath as interiors department manager. Vishwanath has 18 years of experience and is a member of the International Interior Design Association. Specializing in health care, dental and orthodontic offices, she is currently working on a medical office building and a corporate office in Spokane and an orthodontic office in Seattle.

Education

Dean Luethi has been named director of Washington State University’s School of Music. Luethi is an associate professor and coordinator of music education at the school, teaches choral music methods and choral conducting classes and directs WSU’s tenor/bass choir and treble choir. He is currently working on a virtual choral conducting series for distribution to conductors in India.

Library

Jason Johnson has been named one of 50 Movers and Shakers in the country by Library Journal, a title recognizing librarians who are “transforming what it means to be a librarian.” Johnson reimagined the downtown Spokane library’s floor plan, creating LevelUp, a coworking space, and the community Lens stage, which hosts musical performances, movies and “Lilac City Live,” a late-night variety show.

Miscellaneous

The Moscow Food Co-op has elected new members to its board. Laurene Sorensen, David Sutherland and Cheyne Mayer will each serve for three years. About 12 percent of the owners voted in the election, the highest voter turnout in a co-op election.

United Van Lines has recognized Mikayla Puckett of Chipman Moving & Storage Inc. with an honorable mention in the Heart of Quality awards. The awards recognize coordinators who provide exceptional customer service, as determined by post-move customer surveys.

Junior Achievement of Washington, Eastern Washington Northern Idaho has announced the 2018 inductees into its Business Hall of Fame. The Laureates, who will be honored at a May 10 dinner and ceremony, are Peter Stanton, CEO and chairman of the board of Washington Trust Bank; John Heath III, president and chief operating officer of Washington Trust Bank; and Penn Fix and Debra Schultz, owners of Dodson’s Jewelers. Christina Wolf, vice president and commercial relationship manager at Umpqua Bank, has been named the winner of the Shugert Award, recognizing the volunteer of the year.

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