People on the Move, 4/20/15

City hires Emergency Management Coordinator

The City of Bellingham appointed Paul Gazdik to the position of Emergency Management Coordinator.

Gazdik will be responsible for designing and maintaining the city’s emergency management plans, policies and procedures, as well as working with others in the community to help navigate catastrophic events.

Gazdik comes to Bellingham from Brown County, Wisconsin, where he served as Emergency Management Director with the Brown County Department of Emergency Management, according to a news release from the city.

“Paul has an impressive variety of experience in emergency management and in a community of a similar size,” Bellingham Fire Chief Bill Newbold said in the news release. “He has demonstrated innovative approaches to providing emergency management services, while being collaborative with both public and private interests.”

He replaces Roger Christensen, who is retiring.

Two receive awards at Waddell & Reed

Waddell & Reed honored Bellingham financial advisor Cassandra Spitzer with a “Pacesetter” award. The award recognizes outstanding sales in a financial advisors first full year with the company. Spitzer has been a financial services professional for three years. She counsels clients in the Bellingham area.

Nicole Burdick, also a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed, earned the company’s “Superstar Bronze” award. Waddell & Reed presents the award to financial advisors for attaining a certain amount of sales in their first three months with the company. Burdick serves clients in the Bellingham area.

Waddell & Reed’s Bellingham office is located in Suite 104 at Pacific Meridian Plaza, 4164 Meridian St. The firm, which has more than 160 offices nationwide, offers investment products and services, as well as insurance products through partner providers.

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