People in business
• Tami Jacobs, Clark College’s disability support services director, recently received a state award for her work providing support to disabled students and for her state-level leadership role. Jacobs, who has worked for Clark College since 1997, also serves on a state-level board that advises community and technical colleges about issues concerning students with disabilities. Jacobs received the Ben Webinger Meritorias Service Award.
• Two dietitians from the Vancouver area received awards at the 2010 Washington State Dietetic Association meeting in Seattle on April 27. They are Debe Nagy-Nero, who received the Recognized Dietitian of the Year Award, and Lonnie Isaacson, who received the Clinical and Research Practice Award for Excellence.
• Daniel J. Rogers was named chief financial officer of the Clark College Foundation. Prior to joining the organization, Rogers worked for Moss Adams as an audit manager. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Washington and Oregon. The Washougal resident has worked on the foundation’s audit for the past seven years.
In his new role, Rogers will oversee the foundation’s administrative functions, finances and accounting and asset management including portfolio and real property investment activities. Rogers is a Clark College alumnus. After attending Clark, Rogers went on to graduate from Washington State University Vancouver summa cum laude earning a bachelor’s in business administration with an accounting emphasis.
• Bonnie L. Moore, an international business developer and project manager, has joined Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council and Columbia River Economic Development Council as business services director. In this role, Moore will work to drive business expansion and retention efforts in Southwest Washington. Moore spent the past 10 years working in the high-tech and consumer goods manufacturing industries. Her previous positions have included jobs in marketing, sales, customer service, distribution center management, mergers and acquisitions, project management and process improvement.
She has a masters in business administration from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
• Evergreen Home Loans has added two veteran loan professionals to its Vancouver team, Cheryl Lohmeyer Halpern and Alfredo Nuño.
Halpern, a lifetime resident of the Portland-Vancouver area, brings 12 years of experience with her. Nuño, who is bilingual and lives in Vancouver, has been originating loans for about 11 years.
• Daniel Wickwire, Debbie Morales and Jamie Carroll have been elected to serve on the board of directors of MOSAIC Arts Alliance. MOSAIC is a nonprofit art organization that operates and oversees the cooperative Sixth Street Gallery and many education and community involvement programs.
• Protec Inc. has expanded its leadership team. Bill Fitzhenry will be vice president of sales and Patrick McGill will be vice president of operations. Fitzhenry previously served as vice president of North America field sales for Stanley Convergent Security Solutions. McGill was formerly national operations manager for Aronson Security Group.
Protec is a full-service systems integrator providing installation, service and monitoring featuring security, fire and video systems.
New business news
• Northwest Renewable Energy Institute of Vancouver has received the Business Growth Award for “Start-Up of the Year” from the Vancouver Business Journal in April.
By the end of 2010, NW-REI expects to teach as many as 600 students the technical skills necessary to service, repair and maintain wind turbines. The company is a division of International Air and Hospitality Academy.
Other business news
• Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery had good news about their 2007 Syrah. The wine from the Ridgefield winery won a Silver Medal in the West Coast Wine competition in Rhonert Park, Calif.
• The Mount St. Helens Institute was awarded the 2010 Evergreen Award on April 29 at the Washington State Nonprofit Conference along with Discover Your Northwest, Swift Community Action Team and the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce.
The four organizations were recognized jointly for their collaborative work to reopen the Pine Creek Information Station on the south side of Mount St. Helens.