People on the move, 2/2/14

New hires, promotions and professional achievements in Whatcom County

Carson Jones, who joined the accounting team at Archer Halliday in Bellingham in 2011, recently earned his Certified Public Accountant designation. Jones obtained bachelor’s degrees in accounting and international business management from Brigham Young University-Hawaii.

Archer Halliday has also hired Richard Renouard as an accounting. Renouard holds a CPA designation and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, specializing in accounting, from Western Washington University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Gordon Rogers, the longtime deputy executive director of the Whatcom Council of Governments, is retiring in February. He joined the organization in 1994.

The council has renamed its board room in Rogers’ honor. The retiring director also received a congratulatory letter signed by Sen. Kevin Ranker and Reps. Kristine Lytton and Jeff Morris (all of the Washington state’s 40th District), a legislative resolution from Sen. Doug Ericksen and Reps. Vincent Buys and Jason Overstreet (all of the 42nd District), and an official greeting from Gov. Jay Inslee.

Rogers said he was “overwhelmed” by the outpouring of thanks and good wishes, according to a news release from the council. His accomplishments during his tenure with the organization include directing a regional transportation planning program and leading development of the International Mobility and Trade Corridor Program, the Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Group, The Farmhouse Gang and the Whatcom Smart Trips Program.

The medical staff at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center has named. Dr. Dag Jensen, an interventional radiologist, and Dr. Michael Pietro, a general surgeon, as “physicians of excellence” for 2014.

Jensen joined PeaceHealth in 1991 and divides his time between PeaceHealth St. Joseph in Bellingham, PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center on San Juan Island, and PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center in Alaska. He is a trained surgeon and board certified in vascular and interventional radiology. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

Pietro, who also serves PeaceHealth St. Joseph and the Peace Island Medical Center, is a board certified general surgeon who graduated from Vanderbilt University’s medical school. He completed his internship and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He has been with PeaceHealth since 1992.

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