• Michael D. Gallagher has joined Washington Policy Center, a free market think tank, as CEO and president. He is former president and CEO of Entertainment Software Association and served as an assistant secretary of commerce for telecommunications during the George W. Bush administration. During his tenure at ESA, he was credited with building bipartisan support for the industry at the state and federal level. He succeeds Daniel Mead Smith, who left in October to join Project 42, a Seattle nonprofit advocacy group.
Fisk has 22 years of experience as a building administrator, with more than half of that time at North Central High School in Spokane. While there, he worked with his staff to establish the Institute of Science and Technology to give first high school students and then those in middle school the opportunity to explore careers ranging from genomic research to archaeology. He also holds a superintendent’s credential and recently led the Colville School District.
• Matthew Riesenweber, an independent LPL Financial advisor in Kennewick, has been recognized by Barron’s as one of the 2022 Top 1,200 advisors in America. Riesenweber, CEO and wealth advisor of Cornerstone Wealth Strategies, was recognized as the 19th advisor in the state. The annual list highlights outstanding financial advisors based on data provided by about 6,000 financial professionals, according to Barron’s. Advisors are assessed based on varying factors contributing to the quality of their practice, including revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record and philanthropic work.
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