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Banking

Marci Gannon has been promoted to STCU’s director of project management. Gannon started handling calls in STCU’s contact center in 2000 and became manager of the project management team in 2011.

Mountain West Bank has promoted Besse Bailey to senior vice president. Bailey has managed the commercial lending team in Spokane since 2014 and has worked at Mountain West since 2007. Mountain West Bank also has announced the promotion of Bryce Blair to branch manager of the Hayden location. Before joining the bank in 2016 as a consumer lender, Blair worked at Bank of America and served in the Army.

Education

Kim Pearman-Gillman has been appointed to the Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees by Gov. Jay Inslee. Pearman-Gillman, who is past chair and current member of the University District Board and executive committee, has 30 years of senior leadership experience. She is a business development executive at McKinstry, where she has worked since 2009.

Health

Providence Health Care in Eastern Washington has awarded $2.8 million in grants and donations to 42 health-related organizations in the region. Each of the organizations has been identified as addressing a health need in the community and was selected based on its ability to address the need or gap in service. The $2.8 million is a portion of the funds set aside in Providence’s Community Benefit Fund each year. In 2016, the Community Benefit Fund was $125 million.

Hospitality

Lisa Leinberger has been hired as a local communications manager for the Washington Hospitality Association. Leinberger has previously worked as a reporter for The Spokesman-Review, a research assistant for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and a communications specialist for SCAFCO Co.

Marketing

Etailz has announced a number of new hires since the beginning of the year. They are: Amanda Brown, buyer I; Van Nguyen, application support; Tim Duffy, product analyst I; Daniel Shevelin, partner optimization coordinator; Ben Anderson, product analyst I; Samantha Menne, partner optimization coordinator; Johnny Williams, new accounts specialist I; Greg Kvasov, new account specialist; and Blake Beard, lead generation associate.

Miscellaneous

Chipman Moving & Storage has been recognized by United Van Lines with the Customer Choice Award, awarded based on post-move surveys completed by customers.

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