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NAC Architecture has announced a number of new hires. Marketing Coordinator Andrew Juarez will work on proposal preparation, interview presentation materials and award submissions. He comes to NAC from helveticka. Sydney Miller has been hired as a human resource specialist and comes to Spokane from Boise. Ruina Du, an architectural designer, is currently working on a school district study in Selah, Wash., and elementary schools in East Wenatchee, Wash. Alyson Mahoe has been hired as research and experience development coordinator, charged with supporting projects using writing, organizing and training. Hannah Mackin, an interior designer, is working on a residence hall for the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.


IpsaOptio Business Solutions has hired Fred Bowman as business consultant and customer service representative. In the position, Bowman will outline IpsaOptio’s offerings to local business owners. IpsaOptio offers accounting, payroll, website design, social media management, human resources and notary public services to businesses in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area.


Kris Workman has been named senior director of technical operations for Comcast’s Washington region. Workman, a Spokane native, has 20 years of experience and will be responsible for the direction and management of technical operations and maintenance in Spokane, overseeing more than 100 employees. He most recently led Comcast’s West Division shared service marketing and sales operations team in Denver.


Jonathan Anderson has been named the new dean of Eastern Washington University’s College of Social Sciences. Anderson began at Eastern in 2006 as an assistant professor and has served as chairman of the Department of Psychology, associate dean of the College of Social Sciences and, since April 2017, interim dean of the College of Social Sciences.

Gonzaga University’s graduate accounting program has been ranked 13th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Gonzaga offers Master of Accountancy and Master of Science in Taxation programs.


Jason Johnson, a private wealth adviser with Ameriprise Financial in Spokane, has qualified for the Circle of Success recognition program as one of the company’s top advisers.

Universal Funding has hired Manuel Arroyo and Colin Lloyd as underwriters, working with clients to ensure accurate documentation. Arroyo has previously worked as a bookkeeper and commercial bank teller. Lloyd most recently worked in the Small Business Administration Department at Washington Trust Bank.


The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys has selected Chris Bugbee as one of Washington’s 10 Best DUI Attorneys for client satisfaction for the second year. The selection is based on client and peer nominations and independent evaluation by the AIDUIA.

Ryan Crandall has been named a partner at Crandall Law Group PLLC, of Hayden. He has worked for the estate planning firm since its founding in 2015. Crandall serves as president of the Coeur d’Alene Estate Planning Council and managing editor of the Idaho Law Review.

Real Estate

Kiemle Hagood has announced the promotion of Jason Jackson to assistant director of commercial management. Jackson joined Kiemle Hagood in 2015 and most recently served as senior property manager.


Jessica Patterson, store manager of the Spokane Valley Holiday Stationstore, has been inducted into the Pinnacle Club, recognizing exceptional results in sales growth, expense control, age-restricted sales compliance and business efficiency.

Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson has earned the Gold Bar and Shield Circle of Excellence Award, presented by Harley-Davidson Motor Co. The award, given to the top four dealerships in the U.S. market, is based on sales performance, service and satisfaction and operational measures. Lone Wolf has won the award every year since opening in 2008.

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