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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Business Beat


Mountain West Bank has promoted Adam Jackson to assistant vice president of professional and commercial lending at its Spokane Valley Financial Center. He has been working for Mountain West since 2016.


University of Idaho professor Andrew Kliskey will serve as the next director of the Idaho Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. The effort focuses on developing a better understanding of how the genetic makeup of plants and animals allows them to adapt to changing environments and will support education, research and workforce development at Idaho’s institutions of higher learning. Kliskey is a professor of rangeland and fire sciences, landscape architecture and bioregional planning in the College of Natural Resources.

Jeffery Ramirez, psychiatric nurse practitioner and associate professor of nursing in the School of Nursing and Human Physiology at Gonzaga University, has been inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. He is the first nurse practitioner faculty member from Gonzaga to receive the honor. Ramirez also has been elected to the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board of Directors.


RBC Wealth Management has hired William Kuharski as a financial advisor. He earned a Bachelor of Science in medical engineering from Eastern Washington University and has passed the Series 7 and 66 exams.


Spokane Eye Clinic has hired Alyanna Schild as an optometric physician. She earned a Doctorate of Optometry in 2016 from Pacific University in Oregon and completed a residency in ocular disease at Omni Eye Services in Atlanta.

Cancer Care Northwest has hired Stephen Barman as a medical oncologist/hematologist. He completed a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology.