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Honors The Providence Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Program at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement by Premera Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The national designation recognizes health care providers who deliver quality care, affordable cost, treatment expertise and better patient results.
Architecture NAC Architecture has hired Jada Endicott, Michael Wade and Angelo Uhl as architectural designers. Endicott is currently working on Selah Primary School in Selah, Washington, and the Spokane Falls Community College Building 17 renovation. She previously worked at Katerra in Spokane. Both Wade and Uhl are currently working on the Whitworth University Health Sciences Building. Additionally, Wade is designing the Belvedere High School modernization in Los Angeles. He previously worked for DGC Architects in Ellsworth, Maine. Uhl is designing Northwest Middle School in Spokane, and previously worked for Uptic Studios in Spokane.
Real Estate Kiemle Hagood has hired Meghan Ryder in its multifamily management division as a regional multifamily property manager and licensed Realtor.
Banking Fifteen Spokane-area Banner Bank employees have been selected to receive the Banner’s Best award for surpassing their individual professional goals in 2019, including Oana Norman, Dotti Price, Tim Schartung, Kelly Lillie, Debbie Weber, Jennifer Salmon, Marcy Bennett, Chad Kubik, Michelle Crusenberry, Heidi Hansen, Dustin Balam, Rebecca Carrillo, Amanda Ceniceros, Sasha Tibbetts and Randi Kooyman. Fewer than 4% of all Banner Bank employees receive the award.
Architecture ALSC Architects of Spokane has hired Gary Barnes as a project architect and Elizabeth Pece as a marketing assistant and lighting designer. Barnes has 22 years of experience and is currently assigned to several projects at Spokane Community College, including the Lair remodel and campus ADA improvements. Pece has 16 years of experience in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.
Aviation Spoken International Airport has hired Casey Boatman as manager of properties and contracts. He worked previously as the airport business coordinator for Renton Municipal Airport.
Education Washington State University Health Sciences has named Mary Koithan dean of the WSU College of Nursing. Koithan has served as interim dean for the WSU College of Nursing since March 2019 and will assume dean duties on July 1. She has more than 30 years of academic and leadership experience in nursing and was associate dean for student and community engagement at the University of Arizona College of Nursing.
Law Witherspoon Kelley has hired Maximillian Archer as a litigation attorney. He is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and will focus his practice primarily on civil litigation, real estate, business and corporate and health care law.
Banking Numerica Credit Union has promoted Neilan McPartland to assistant vice president of retail experience for Central Washington, and has hired Jennifer Walter as assistant vice president of retail experience and Marty Gonzales as assistant vice president of connections and organizational alignment. McPartland joined Numerica in 2013 and has worked as manager of the Pasco, Richland, Kennewick and Gage branches. Walter has 20 years of experience in finance and previously worked as vice president district manager at HomeStreet Bank in Spokane. Gonzales was previously CEO of Spokane Generation Alive.
Banking Spokane Teachers Credit Union has elected new board member Justin Botejue and re-elected incumbents Mike Rennaker, Dolores Humiston and Lisa McCann. Botejue works in the business development department at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Spokane and served the past year as an affiliate board member at STCU. Rennaker is the owner of Rennaker Financial LLC and has served on the STCU board since 2011. Chairwoman Humiston joined the board in 2009. Audit committee member McCann works in brand protection with Avaya and joined the STCU audit committee in 2017.
Education WSU Health Sciences Spokane has named Gwen Halaas the vice chancellor of academic affairs. She has worked in medical education for more than 34 years as a faculty member and in administrative roles. Halaas previously worked as the medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota and senior associate dean at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Banking Banner Bank has hired Monica Lay as a mortgage loan officer serving the Spokane area. She has nearly 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry, specializing in first-time home loans. Lay worked previously as a loan originator for HomeStreet Bank.
Health Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic in Spokane has named Jessica Prewitt medical director. She has previously worked as chief of staff at clinics in Indiana, Florida and Vancouver, Wash.
Architecture Bryce Olberding has been appointed to the Idaho Board of Landscape Architects. He holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Idaho and has worked as a landscape architect for Architects West since 2012.
Architecture Architects West has appointed Steve Roth to its board of directors. He has more than 26 years of experience in architecture, including seven years with Architects West.
Architecture AIA Spokane, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, has elected its 2020 board of directors. Newly elected officers include President Kathy Russell of ALSC Architects, President-Elect Ryan Zane of Bernardo|Wills Architects, Treasurer Brad Hakala of Integrus Architecture, Secretary Georgia Harter of NAC Architecture and Immediate Past President Becky Blankenship of Hill International. Elected directors include Boyd Lusaretta of MMEC Architecture and Interiors, Michael Cole of NAC Architecture, Brian Piippo of Integrus Architecture, Iren Taran of ALSC Architects and Steven Hewett of HDG Architecture.
Banking Numerica Credit Union has hired Kim McCulley as an external senior loan officer for the home loan team and Chelsea Maguire as content and communications producer of the marketing and communications team. Jessica Johnson also has been promoted to assistant vice president of legal/compliance. McCulley has 34 years experience in the financial industry, and Maguire worked previously at Merchant e-Solutions as the quality assurance and training manager. Johnson has worked for Numerica for 12 years.
Education Annmarie Caño has been named dean of the Gonzaga University College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1. She is currently associate provost for faculty development and success and a professor of psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Architecture Architects West has hired Nathan Marcusen as a landscape designer. He worked previously for Environment West Landscaping Services and is currently working on projects for Northwest Farm Credit Services in Salem and East Valley School District in Spokane Valley.
Business Development Greater Spokane Incorporated has promoted Cassidy Peterson to director of education and talent. She joined GSI in 2016 and has previously served as education and talent program coordinator and career connected learning program manager.