Business briefing

By Mary Ricks, Columbian news assistant

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photoNancy McDaniel

People in business

Nancy McDaniel has joined Innovate Washington, the statewide public-private partnership focused on innovation in business, as an executive entrepreneur in its accelerator services group. McDaniel, who has 25 years of banking experience, served in leadership positions in commercial credit and portfolio management at Sterling Bank, and a variety of management and credit positions at U.S. Bank.

Andrew Enriquez has joined WRK Engineers as a project engineer. He has more than seven years' experience in structural analysis and design. He will focus on commercial and seismic strengthening projects.

Tanya Gray, from the city of Vancouver,was elected president of the board of directors for EMPOWER UP, a reuse and recycling startup nonprofit organization that accepts donated computers and electronics from the public and businesses. Others elected include: Steve Rusk from the Salvation Army, vice president; Jim Lucey, Linear Technologies, treasurer; and Lisa Schmidt of Marketing Matters Inc., secretary. Some computers and related electronic equipment are made available to the public through the thrift store at 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Suite E 101.

• Pacific Lifestyle Homes has hired Crystal Roth as marketing coordinator. Roth, with more than 15 years' experience in marketing, advertising and design, previously worked at the Fabric Shop Network.

• Clark College Foundation added four new members to the development staff and Sam Pollach has been promoted to research coordinator. Milton Dennis and Constance Grecco have been added as new development officers, Judy Ivey as a senior administrative assistant and Alf Langland as a grant writer.

William H. "Bill" Collins, the director of environmental, health, safety and security at Tidewater Barge Lines, has joined Columbia Springs' board of directors. Collins is a licensed geologist/hydrogeologist in Washington, Oregon and Florida. The nonprofit Columbia Springs provides educational experiences that foster a greater awareness of the natural world.

Howard Turner, founder and owner of Hamilton Wholesale, a Vancouver-based business that brokers printing supplies to businesses across the United States, has joined the board of directors of Portland Rescue Mission. Turner also owns a consulting business providing sales and management training. He lives in Vancouver.

Linda Reid, vice president of West Coast Bank, was elected president of Evergreen Habitat for Humanity board of directors. Other board members include Barry Kalian, Global Business Development manager at Underwriter Laboratories, vice president; Brad Eriksen, attorney with Jordan Ramis PC, continues as treasurer; and Stacia White, associate accounting manager of Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp., continues as secretary.

Other business news

• The office of Jordan Ramis PC has relocated to 1499 S.E. Tech Center Place, Suite 380. The firm moved from building 1498 to 1499 in the business complex; all phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses remain the same.