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Architecture

NAC Architecture has hired Jason Herbst as a technical training specialist. He has 18 years of teaching and training experience at Spokane Community College and AutoCAD consulting firms. Prachi Parkar has been hired as an interior designer and is working on Lince Kindergarten in Selah, Washington, and school additions for Eastmont School District in East Wenatchee. Jourdan Holubasch, has been hired as an electrical drafter, is currently working on Riverfront Park’s U.S. Pavilion and Cascade High School in Leavenworth.

Banking

Spokane Federal Credit Union has announced two promotions. Eric Tipton, an employee with the credit union since 2008, has been promoted from assistant controller to accounting manager. Megan Shover has been named vice president of administration. She previously served as human resources director and has worked at Spokane Federal since 2014.

Deanna Hildenbrand, Karen Weis, Mark Hund and Tony Trunkill have been promoted to vice presidents at Numerica Credit Union. Hildenbrand has been named vice president of marketing and communications, and Weis will serve as vice president of legal and compliance. Hund is vice president of commercial risk management, and Trunkhill has been named vice president of network and security. Jake Krummel has been promoted from market manager to business development manager. Numerica also has hired Spencer Brower as assistant vice president regional director of retail experience for Spokane Valley and North Idaho. He comes to the credit union from INB.

Education

Hanu Pappu, a virologist at Washington State University, has been awarded the Humboldt Research Award for his research on viruses and their impact on the profitability and sustainability of potato and onion crops. Pappu is the President Samuel H. Smith Distinguished Professor, the Carl F. and James J. Chuey Endowed Chair in the WSU Department of Plant Pathology and a member of the university’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in molecular plant sciences. He will receive the award in Germany next spring in a ceremony attended by the German chancellor and president.

Health

Stephanie Bonanzino has been hired as the executive director of Life Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Coeur d’Alene. She comes from the center’s parent company, Life Care Centers of America, where she served as regional vice president of Life Center’s Cascades Region.

Christine Hanson has joined St. Joseph’s Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy Clinic as an audiologist. Her focus is on adult and pediatric diagnostics, hearing aids and amplification devices and hearing conservation.

Retail

Etailz, an online marketplace retailer, has announced a number of new hires. Josh Best has been hired as senior graphic designer. He comes to Etailz from Eastern Washington University. Kristen Cawyer, Kris Hafso and Melanie Haux have been hired as partner optimization account managers. Cawyer most recently worked at Keller Williams; Hafso at South Perry Pizza; and Haux at Nordstrom. Ryan Child, previously at Beacon Learning Group, has been hired as marketplace listings specialist. Chris Holcomb, hired as buyer I, comes from the YMCA. Emily Hollenbeck and Alison Stewart have been hired as new account specialist I. Hollenbeck previously worked at Free People; Stewart at Ed Wyse Beauty Supply. Matt Kilborne comes to Etailz from Amazon and has been hired as senior accountant. BI Analyst Peter Matson most recently worked at Eastern Washington University. Shaina McDonald has been hired as junior inventory analyst and comes from Spokane Falls Community College. Rishi Singh, previously with Ecova, has been hired as marketplace listings coordinator. First to Market Analyst I Spencer Vaughn comes to Etailz from ASC Machine Tools Inc. Melanie Olson, previously at Universal Minerals International, has been hired as global logistics coordinator.

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