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ALSC Architects has hired Becky Blankenship and Carla Lancaster. Blankenship is a project manager with 20 years of experience in the field and is currently working on banking and credit union projects. Lancaster has been hired as an administrative assistant.


Chrissy Davis Jones has been named National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Community College Professional of the Year. The award recognizes an individual demonstrating leadership and commitment to NASPA and the profession. Davis Jones, who is Spokane Falls Community College’s acting vice president of student services, has 20 years of community and technical college experience and served as SFCC dean of students for seven years.


Kootenai Electric Cooperative has announced Reed Christensen as its new chief financial officer. Christensen comes to KEC from Itron, where he was the regional controller for North America. In his new role, Christensen will oversee all accounting practices and staff as well as the cooperative’s financial integrity.


Lewis Lee, a founding partner at Lee & Hayes PLLC, has been appointed to the Economic Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The nine-member council is part of the Federal Reserve’s 12th District.


Kendra Jones and Linda Hagen Miller have been appointed to the board of directors of Partnering for Progress, a local nonprofit that sends teams to rural Kenya to help improve health, education, economic development, water and sanitation. Jones is an assistant branch manager at Numerica Credit Union, and Miller is a freelance editor and journalist.

Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen has announced new board of directors members. Charlotte Nemec is the incoming CEO at Spokane Federal Credit Union. Kimberly Thielman is the manager of business development and renewals at Asuris Northwest Health. WCFR is a nonprofit that works to fill nutritional gaps for women and children in need.

Real Estate

Kiemle Hagood has hired Amy Ducharme, who will join the commercial property management team. She is a licensed Realtor and specializes in retail and office building management.

Scott May has joined Re/Max as a broker. He has eight years of experience and most recently was with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson.


The Moscow Chamber of Commerce has recognized Humble Burger with the STAR Award for its Modest Music Festival. The Supporting Tourism and Recreation Award is given quarterly to a group that brings tourism to the Palouse. The Modest Music Festival, which was Oct. 7-8, featured 36 bands and had more that 600 attendees. Humble Burger is planning to continue Modest Music Festival this fall.

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