Mickelsen has joined PS Media Inc. in
Kennewick as a digital account executive. She is a graduate of Washington State
University and has a degree in strategic communication and a minor in business.
McClure has been named Pacific
Northwest National Laboratory’s chief audit executive. He has most
recently been an auditor on PNNL’s Audit Services team. He has more than 25
years of experience, 17 of those with PNNL, in a variety of
finance, accounting and audit positions. He earned a bachelor’s
degree in accounting from Central Washington University and is a certified
fraud examiner. As the chief audit executive, McClure will test that PNNL
follows applicable rules and regulations.
R. Jones has joined Coldwell Banker
Tomlinson Associated Brokers of Kennewick as a commercial real estate
broker/Realtor. She brings more than 15 years of banking and lending experience
within the commercial real estate industry. Originally from Colombia, South
America, her business background began when she worked for a technology company
in Japan and the U.S. She has a Georgetown University master’s in real estate
and is a certified commercial investment member candidate.
Remington has been hired as a multimedia
production artist at Focal Point Marketing in Kennewick. He has been in
the industry since 2013, serving as a marketing coordinator and a visual
communication manager. His skill set ranges from videography and
photography, to graphic design and animation.
Hessler has joined Merrill Lynch in
Kennewick. She has been a financial advisor for 12 years and holds a bachelor’s
from Whitman College and a master’s in business administration from Washington
HONORS & AWARDS
in Leadership Tri-Cities Class 25 have been selected for the yearlong program.
They are: Ivy Anderson, Kadlec; Jennifer Behrends, Kennewick
School District; Deborah Burke, Richland School District; Michelle
Coy, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co.; Ubaldina Creek, Communities
in Schools; Michele Crowley, city of Pasco; Jessie Dietrich, Lamb
Weston; Danielle Dunigan, Energy Northwest; Keeley Gant, Columbia
Basin College; Gretchen Guerrero, Visit Tri-Cities; Elizabeth
Hernandez Osorio, Columbia Basin College; Melissa Hess, Benton
Franklin Community Action Connections; Tom Kimball, Cisco Systems; Jillian
Klym, Green2Go; Neilan McPartland, Numerica Credit Union; Michael
Peterson, NE Technical Services; Anneke Rachinski, Columbia Basin
College Foundation; Dr. Bradley Sainsbury, Lifetime Dental Care; Eric
Smith, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and Dana Storms,
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Kennewick and Benton City wastewater treatment plants received outstanding performance awards from the state
Department of Ecology. The state evaluated more than 300 plants operating in
Washington to determine if they were meeting the state pollution limits and
permit requirements, which include: monitoring, reporting, spill prevention
planning, pretreatment and operational demands.
Mendenhall, local franchisee of the two IHOP
Restaurants in the Tri-Cities, has been named the 2018 IHOP Northwest
Franchisee of the Year. Mendenhall has been operating these restaurants since
2001 and became the owner in 2010. Susan, her husband Russ, and their three
children have lived in Kennewick since 1994.
Fat Olives restaurant in Richland was included in the August issue of Wine Spectator magazine for being among the best Washington restaurants for wine selections. J.D. Nolan is the owner and wine director.
Engineering of Kennewick has
been recognized as a top-performing engineering firm for 2019. PSMJ Resources
Inc., an advisory services group, highlighted successfully managed firms
demonstrating outstanding achievements in areas such as profitability, overhead
management, cash flow, productivity, business development, staff growth and
turnover. The Circle of Excellence represents the top 20 percent of
participants in PSMJ’s annual survey, based on 13 key performance metrics.
a supervisor at Lourdes Counseling Center for 25 years, has been recognized as
the hospital’s 2019 LifePoint Mercy Award winner for demonstrating compassion
and unwavering commitment to help others. The award recognizes one employee
from each of LifePoint Health’s hospitals who profoundly touches the lives of
others and best represents the spirit and values on which the company was
Towing Plus LLC of
Kennewick was honored as one of the largest towing and recovery fleets
by American Towman Magazine during a special luncheon at
the seventh annual American Towman Showplace-Las Vegas in May. The
winners received a custom-crafted commemorative coin featuring original artwork
celebrating their Towman 100 status.
Hastings of Kennewick has been included in the
listing of Financial Advisor Magazine’s Top RIA Ranking with $670 million
assets under management at the end of 2018. The ranking is based on total
discretionary and nondiscretionary assets reported on Form ADV. Petersen
Hastings is the only firm in Eastern Washington to be recognized in the survey,
according to a news release.
STCU credit union has expanded its senior leadership team from
seven positions to 11. The new senior leaders are: Robyn Galtieri has
been promoted to vice president of retail services. Hired in 1998, she became
director of the credit union’s Contact Center and operations in 2016.
Brian Scott has been promoted to vice president of accounting
and finance. He came to STCU in 2003 and was promoted to director of accounting
and finance in 2015. Rich Lentz has been promoted to vice president of
consumer lending. He joined STCU in 2005 and was promoted to director of consumer
lending in 2015. Scott Rabe has been promoted to vice president
of digital development. Hired in 1993, he was promoted to director of project
management and software development in 2012. Four vice presidents have been
promoted to new positions within the senior leadership team: Patricia Baughman’s new title is chief
development officer. She came to STCU in 2018 as vice president of
organizational strategy and product development, bringing 20-plus years of
senior leadership experience. Tammy Fleiger’s new title is senior vice
president of operations. Hired in 1990, she was promoted to vice president of
operations in 2011. Laura Wood’s new title is senior vice president of
human resources. Hired in 1998, she was promoted to vice president of human
resources in 2016. Patricia Kelly’s new title is senior vice president
of information technology. Hired in 2000, she was promoted to vice president of
information technology in 2016.
of Focal Point Marketing has been promoted to media and finance
director. She has been with the Kennewick business for more than two years. She
began her career as a media specialist and quickly moved into the media buyer
position. For the past nine months, she has worked closely with outgoing Focal
Point Marketing founder Theresa Long. Carrillo grew up in the Tri-Cities and
lives in Pasco with her family.
Jill Adcock of
Richland was recently promoted to director of compliance, privacy and quality
at Chaplaincy Health Care in Richland. She also recently earned a
certification in health care compliance, or CHC, through the Health Care
Compliance Association. Last year she earned a certification in health care
privacy compliance, or CHPC, also through the association. She’s worked at the
nonprofit for more than 14 years.
Billie Williams, former chief operating
officer and human resources director at The Marcus Whitman Hotel &
Conference Center in Walla Walla, has been promoted to general manager. She
has replaced Dan Leeper, who left the company at the beginning of July to
pursue other outside interests. She joined The Marcus Whitman hotel team in
donated gifts of blankets, arts and crafts kits and cards of encouragement to
benefit cancer patients at Kadlec Clinic Hematology and Oncology in
Kennewick on July 18 as part of a partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma
Wealth of Kennewick raised $5,005 for Tri-County
Partners Habitat for Humanities during its third annual Kennewoodstock
backyard benefit concert featuring singer-songwriter James Lanman. More than
100 people attended. Piton Wealth matched all ticket sales from the concert.
Dutch Bros Pasco and Richland raised $3,726 for the Allergy and Asthma Network in
honor of Colby Prince, a Dutch Bros employee who died in June following
complications related to asthma. Pasco and Richland Dutch Bros locations
donated $1 from each drink sold on July 8.
Way of Benton and Franklin Counties awarded grants totaling $42,448 to
three agencies focused on services to improve parenting skills, provide support
therapy for autistic children and prevent youth violence. Previously, the
funding was awarded to programs administered by Lourdes Counseling Services.
The original two-year grant was through June 30, 2020. When Lourdes was bought
last year by for-profit Life Point Health, the program became ineligible to
receive the rest of grant. United Way and its board of directors requested
proposals from local nonprofits offering mental and behavioral health services.
The grants will support the following programs:
Child Interaction Therapy: $16,448.
Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington will buy audio equipment and
supplies for use in real-time coaching of parents of young children with
behavioral problems. A therapist observes parent and child interactions through
a one-way mirror and provides recommendations and strategies to the parent
through a connected earpiece.
Developmental Training for Parents of Autistic Children: $15,000. The Children’s Developmental Center will use
this funding to provide individualized treatment plans and therapies to address
the needs of autistic children and provide training for parents to work with
their child at home.
Violence Prevention Project:
$11,000. Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties will
provide weekly interactive education groups for at-risk youth, ages 10-18. The
groups focus on helping participants make thoughtful decisions, improve
self-confidence, and navigate peer pressure and conflict to prevent violence,
victimization, depression, and anxiety.
Pearson, president and chief executive
officer of Community First Bank in Kennewick, was named to the Washington
Bankers Association board of directors for the 2019-20 year. The board sets
policy for the WBA and manages its resources. Board officers are nominated by
their peers. Pearson was one of seven bankers from across the state who
received an appointment at the association’s annual convention July 10-12 at
Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum. He is one of two members on the board from Eastern
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