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Spokane Teachers Credit Union has filled two new positions. Patricia Baughman has been hired as vice president of organizational strategy and product development. Stormy Mauri has been hired as director of product management. Baughman was executive vice president at Umpqua Bank. Mauri was vice president in the product and strategy division of Washington Trust Bank.

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Greater Spokane Incorporated has announced three staff promotions. Alisha Benson has been promoted to chief strategy and business development officer; Drew Repp will serve as business growth director; and Aleesha Brock is now business growth coordinator.


Tom Brajcich has been hired as The Spokesman-Review’s controller. Brajcich worked previously as financial reporting manager for T-Mobile in Bellevue. Brajcich began his public accounting career at KPMG’s Seattle office after graduating with degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Idaho. He will begin work Feb. 1.


Jessica Malsom has been elected to the position of secretary of the Board of Directors by the Inland Northwest Business Travel Association. Malsom is a budget analyst for Spokane County and the program coordinator for the Spokane County Purchase, Travel and Fleet card program.


D.A. Davidson & Co. has named Bruce Pedey to its Chairman’s Council, the company’s most prestigious honors organization. Pedey is senior vice president, financial adviser and portfolio manager at Pedey Investment Management Group, a service of D.A. Davidson & Co.

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce selected recipients for Teacher of the Year awards at its Gem of the Valley Awards Gala on Jan. 18. Those honored are: Victoria Pau of North Pines Middle School in the Central Valley School District, Brenda Gaver of East Valley High School in the East Valley School District, Heather Wright of Centennial Middle School in the West Valley School District and library director Cis Hyndman in the Freeman School District.

Robert White, CFO of Encoder Products Co., has been inducted into the University of Idaho Academy of Engineers. White, who has been with the company for more than 36 years, received a Bachelor of Science in computer science from the university in 1982.

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