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Architecture

Jolleen Severns has earned her Washington State Architectural License. Severns has worked at Architects West since 2007 and is currently working on the Quincy City Hall, Quincy Public Safety Facility, Gib Olinger Elementary School in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, and the Christian Aid Center in Walla Walla.

Construction

Don Savage has been named chief financial officer for Baker Construction and Development. Prior to his hiring by Baker, Savage worked in the same role at Jensen Distribution services and as controller at Huppin’s Hi-Fi.

Education

Matthew Jockers, currently a professor of English and associate dean for research and partnerships in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska, has been named dean of Washington State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. He will start his new position Aug. 1. Jockers’ research analyzes written text as well as the works of late 19th and early 20th century Irish and Irish-American writers. He recently received the Breakthrough Innovation of the Year Award at the University of Nebraska for creating the “bestseller-ometer,” an algorithm designed to identify characteristics of bestselling works of fiction.

Finance

Numerica Credit Union has announced a number of personnel moves. Jennifer O’Callaghan and KayCee Murray have been promoted to senior vice presidents, both from the position of vice president. O’Callaghan will serve as senior vice president of marketing, and Murray will serve as position is senior vice president of information technology. Anthony Moore has been promoted to the position of vice president of retail experience for Spokane and North Idaho. Doug Kapelke and Michael Knudson have been hired as relationship officers. Kapelke comes to Numerica from Columbia Bank and has 11 years of experience. Knudson, who most recently worked for Chase Bank, has 13 years of experience in the field.

Health Care

Alex Jackson has been named chief operating officer for MultiCare Rockwood Clinic. Jackson comes to Rockwood from Providence Holy Family and Sacred Heart, where he served as chief executive, overseeing a team of 4,000 full-time employees. In his new role, Jackson will direct the clinic’s day-to-day operations.

Honors

The IRS has recognized the Lake City Center operation of Tax-Aide, a volunteer-run, free tax preparation and assistance service, for its 30 years of service to the community. The service is a joint effort between AARP and the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs. For the 2017 tax season, Tax-Aide’s 108 volunteers spent more than 16,000 hours working on 5,784 tax returns.

Law

Attorney Robert Fasnacht has joined Hawley Troxell’s Coeur d’Alene office. Fasnacht specializes in banking, real estate transactions and litigation, construction liens, corporations and limited liability companies, business sales transactions, estate planning and unlawful detainers. Fasnacht has also worked as director, general counsel and corporate secretary for Pita Pit USA Inc., headquartered in Coeur d’Alene.

Marketing

Klündt | Hosmer has hired Matt White as front-end developer. In the position, White, currently in the final quarter at SFCC studying graphic design, will work to improve content and functionality of the website and offer estimates for website creation.

Mining

Larry Radford has been named chief operating officer of Hecla Mining Co. Radford joined Hecla in 2011 and has been promoted from his previous role of senior vice president-operations. He has more than 35 years of experience in the mining industry in the United States, Chile, Brazil and Australia.

Non-profits

Philip Harrison III has been named executive director for YMCA Camp Reed. Harrison attended Camp Reed as a camper and served as program director from 2011-2016.

Morning Star Foundation has announced the addition of Julie Webster to its board of directors. Webster is the director of ABM at Ignitium, a marketing agency. She previously worked as director of clinical research at Rockwood Clinic.

Jaxon Riley has been named executive director at Leadership Spokane, a non-profit organization offering civic leadership training. Riley has acted as training director for the organization since 2014 and also serves as president of the board of directors for the Humane Society of Spokane.

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