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RBC Wealth Management has announced Stan Webb and Jerry Karstetter have achieved the Presidents Council for 2018, and Kyle Weir and Garth Holbert have achieved the Directors Council for 2018.


Baker Construction & Development has hired Scott Jay as senior project manager. Jay has worked for contractors BNBuilders Inc. and M.A. Mortenson Co.


    ALLWEST Testing & Engineering has hired Taryn Perry as vice president of business operations. A member of the professional organization OneAEC since 2006, Perry worked at Trindera Engineering for 13 years.

    Parametrix has hired Patrick Krych as senior engineer at Parametrix’s Spokane office. Krych has more than 30 years of experience as a project manager and engineer. He has worked with Jacobs as a civil engineer on Spokane’s Riverfront Park redevelopment.


Kutak Rock has elected 24 new partners from its attorney ranks in 10 of the firm’s offices, including Spokane. Nathan G. Smith is now a partner in Kutak Rock LLP’s Spokane office. His primary practices include real estate, land use, water and environmental law.


Partnering for Progress has appointed Eileen Dugger to its board of directors, She has 23 years of experience in community outreach, public relations and social media.

Real estate

Windermere/Manito LLC has hired Crystal Cochran as a broker in its Spokane Manito office. She has worked with Tomlinson Black, On-Top Realty and Keller Williams Realty.


    U.S. News & World Report has ranked three online programs at Washington State University among the top in the nation. WSU’s online MBA ranked 13th; the global campus ranked 20th for all undergraduate online degree programs; and the online master’s in engineering and technology management program ranked 30th.

    Deborah Compeau, professor of information systems in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University, has been named a fellow of the Association for Information Systems, awarded for outstanding contributions in the field of information systems through research, service and teaching. Compeau is one of eight recipients internationally.

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