People in business
• Sara Sheltren is now a veterinarian at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, 13914 N.E. 16th Ave., and is seeing patients. Her specialties are feline medicine, surgery and dentistry and she will be certified to practice veterinary acupuncture in April. Sheltren graduated from Ross University in 2008 and attended her clinical year at Oregon State University. She received a bachelor’s of science from University of California, Santa Barbara.
• Vancouver businessman Jack Kimmins will serve on the board of Antique & Amusement Photographers International for a second year in a row, following his Feb. 2 election at the association’s 2012 Convention & Trade Show in Tampa, Fla. Kimmins is a sales representative for companies that offer products to photo studios nationwide. The AAPI is a professional association for photographers and vendors specializing in souvenir photography.
• Barrett Business Services has promoted Gregory Vaughn from vice president to the newly created role of chief administrative officer. Vaughn will oversee crucial technical and administrative systems as well as assume responsibility for the continuous alignment of branch operating methods with organizational resources and corporate policies. The company provides human resources outsourcing and professional management consulting services. It has 3,000 clients in 23 states.
• Marshall K. Stagg, who earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law center in 2005, has joined Landerholm P.S., as an associate. His practice will include estate planning for business owners, post-death administration of trusts and estates and federal taxation. Marshall is also a Washington CPA. Tim J. Calderbank, who operated his own law firm, Calderbank Law Offices, has also joined Landerholm. Calderbank maintains an active construction, real estate and hospitality practice. * http://www.landerholm.com.
• Andy Nelson has been named chief executive officer of Portland-based Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest. Nelson previously served as executive director of Hands On Greater Portland, a nonprofit volunteer coordinating agency. Nelson will begin duties in April. The nonprofit group is focused on mentoring at-risk youth throughout the greater Portland metro area, including Clark County.
• Stacy J. Frost, a senior engineer at Maul Foster & Alongi’s Vancouver office, has been awarded an Oregon Stater Award for Outstanding Early Career Engineers by Oregon State University College of Engineering. Frost graduated from OSU in 2001. Maul Foster & Alongi is a multidisciplinary consulting firm headquartered in Vancouver, with branch offices in Seattle and Bellingham. * http://www.otak.com; http://www.hmglobal.com.
• Tanya Tooley has been hired as a travel agent for AAA’s Vancouver office. Tooley specializes in all aspects of leisure travel including local, domestic and international cruises, cruise tours, rail tours, escorted land tours and Disney vacation packages. * http://aaa.com or 800-562-2582.
• Lisa Lowe, an attorney and shareholder with Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, was recently recognized for her dedication and service to the company’s clients. Lowe was nominated by colleagues and selected to receive the firm’s John L. Schwabe Client Service Award. As part of the award, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt made a $1,000 donation to the nonprofit organization of Lowe’s choice. She selected the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.
• Umpqua Bank has promoted Stephanie Diaz to assistant vice president and home lending sales manager for the Vancouver and Longview markets. In her new role, Diaz will manage Umpqua Bank’s home lending production in Southwest Washington. Diaz has more than 12 years of home lending experience. She is currently a member of the Building Industry Association and the Clark County Association of Realtors and a past board member of the Vancouver Downtown Association.
• Jennifer Rohrer has been named communications and public relations coordinator at Northwest Farm Credit Services. She is a native of Ridgefield, where she grew up on her family’s third-generation dairy farm. Northwest Farm Credit Services, based in Spokane, provides financing and crop insurance to farmers and other resource-based businesses in five Northwest states, including Washington.
Other business news
• Kramer Insurance Group has been recognized as the Agency of Quarter for the 2011 fourth quarter by Red Shield Insurance Company in Portland.
• Roadmaster, which manufactures tow bars, supplemental braking systems and automotive suspension products, was awarded the Best New Product of 2011 at the NTP Distribution show for its InvisiBrake. The InvisiBrake is a fully-automatic, progressive towed vehicle supplemental braking system that is hidden once installed. * http://www.roadmasterinc.com/products/braking/invisibrake/index.html.
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