The Northwest Clean Air Agency has named Mark Buford as the new executive director. Buford is a 15-year veteran of the agency. He will be the fifth executive director in the organization’s 50-year history. The NW Clean Air Agency enforces air quality regulations in Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties.
PeaceHealth has named Misty Parris as its Northwest network vice president of operations and James Bochsler, MD, as its Northwest network medical director. Both have been fulfilling these same roles on an interim basis. Parris joined PeaceHealth in 2001 as a registered clinical exercise physiologist. She has since moved up, transitioning into management roles. She [...]
The Whatcom Women in Business have elected their new 2017 executive board. Jamie Smeall, HR/administrator at Avenue Bread, has been elected president and will serve as webmaster. Tally Tipton, co-owner of Cosmic Comics, will serve as past president and chair the banquet committee. Renee Aase, operations manager and retail operations lead at Bank of the [...]
Weitzel & Associates of RE/MAX Whatcom County, Inc. promoted Leslie Strand in December. She is now licensed with Global Referral Group and will work as a buyer’s specialist, while assisting Chris Weitzel with the real estate business. Leslie has four years of experience marketing real estate, and has been an office administrator for Weitzel since [...]
SaviBank has promoted Seana Olberg to vice president and branch manager/commercial lender of the Bellingham branch. Olberg has 26 years of experience in the banking industry. She joined SaviBank in 2007. SaviBank is headquartered in Burlington and has branches in Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties.
Keith Arnzen joined Family Care Network as chief financial officer. Arnzen has more than 15 years of experience in medical executive leadership positions. Most recently he served as CEO at a home care management group in Seattle and a radiology group in Tacoma. He graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in health care [...]
Trevis Seimears has joined SaviBank as assistant vice president and loan officer at its Bellingham branch at 2417 Meridian St., suite 104. Seimears has 12 years of banking experience. He graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. SaviBank is headquartered in Burlington, and has [...]
D.A. Davidson & Co. has announced two promotions at its individual investor group in Bellingham. Michael Meggyesy now holds the titles of senior vice president, financial advisor, portfolio manager and branch manager. Eri Pedersen now holds the title of vice president, financial advisor. D.A. Davidson & Co. is an employee-owned financial services holding company headquartered [...]
Laurie Trautman has been named the director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University. Trautman has been the associate director of the institute since 2014, during which time she worked on a number of research projects. She has a doctorate in geography from the University of Oregon, a master’s degree in earth [...]
Shuksan Healthcare Center in Bellingham has announced three new hires to its nursing team. Alanna Steele, RN, received her associates in nursing from Skagit Valley College and her bachelor’s in nursing from Western Washington University. She has previously worked at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon and as a school nurse at the Ferndale School [...]