People on the move 2/11/15 to 2/17/15

Sterling Real Estate Group adds broker

Sterling Real Estate Group announced the addition of Bruce Pettus to its Bellingham Office.

Pettus has lived in Bellingham since 1957. He earned his managing broker’s license in 2007. He lives in Bellingham with his wife and nine cats.

Occhiogrosso named to regional chamber leadership council

The Western Association of Chamber Executives named Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce President Guy Occhiogrosso to its Emerging Leaders Advisory Council.

Council members give ideas and program feedback to the Western Association of Chamber Executives, and advise its board and president. The group is an association of chamber of commerce executives and staff members in 20 western states and Canada. Its mission is to enhance development of chamber staff.

City council appoints former WWU libraries assistant dean as Public library trustee

The Bellingham City Council appointed Rick Osen as the newest trustee for the Bellingham Public Library.

Osen’s history of professional library experience includes a term as interim dean of libraries at Western Washington University and assistant dean for library administration and planning for Western Libraries. During 35 years with Western Libraries, he had management responsibilities for nearly every operational unit of the library, including budget planning and management, personnel management and facilities planning and management, according to a press release.

He joins J. Robert Gordon, Rachel Myers, Marilyn Mastor and Tom Barrett on the board of trustees.

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