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Ryan Schneidmiller has joined Banner Bank as the branch manager of the Millwood Branch. Schneidmiller has 23 years of banking experience in the greater Spokane area, primarily as a branch manager. He is a board member of the Airway Heights Kiwanis and the West Plains Chamber and was previously an ambassador for the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and grant consultant for United Way.

HonorsTimothy Olsen, assistant professor of management information systems in the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration, has been selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for the 2020-21 academic year. Olsen will begin teaching at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in January and will conduct research with a government agency in Cyberjaya.

His research will focus on the potential of online crowdsourcing platforms and apps for viable employment within communities where citizens may not have access to resources like motorized vehicles and other forms of capital.

Olsen began teaching at Gonzaga in 2014 and is recognized as a leading academic on the business potential for crowd labor. His work is published in MIT Sloan Management Review and other conferences and journals, including Strategic Outsourcing and Computer Supported Cooperative Work. He earned a master’s degree in information systems management from Brigham Young University in 2007 and a doctorate from Georgia State University in 2012.

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