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Business Briefing

By Kay Richardson, Columbian staff writer
Published: September 20, 2015, 6:02am
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People in business

Stacey L. Johnson has moved Your Insurance Gal to 113 N.E. 92nd Ave. and expanded her staff to five agents whose focus is Medicare supplements and individual health insurance for clients in both Southwest Washington and the Portland metropolitan areas.

The Fort Vancouver National Trust has elected three members to its board of trustees.

Scott Campbell of Vancouver is the governmental and community affairs manager for Waste Connections. He also serves on the boards of the Parks Foundation of Clark County and Northwest Association of Blind Athletes.

John Deeder, superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools since 2006, has served on local boards including the Columbia River Economic Development Council, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Partners in Careers. He is also a member of Greater Clark County Rotary.

Kaycee Wiita is an accredited public relations counselor and holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Harvard Business School. She served six years as chairwoman of the board of trustees for Catlin Gabel School in Portland and was recently the board chairwoman of the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington.

Helen Devery and Don Brunell have been appointed to the board for Identity Clark County, a nonprofit business advocacy group. Devery, who has 28 years of environmental planning and land-use experience, is vice president and senior planner with BergerABAM, where she manages a natural resource, land-use planning and outdoor design department. Brunell is a partner in the communications firm Brunell Creative of Vancouver. He recently retired from his 28-year position as president of the Association of Washington Business, Washington’s largest business advocacy organization.

ControlTek has hired David Flinchbaugh as the Vancouver-based company’s design engineering manager. He brings more than 20 years of product development expertise to ControlTek, most recently at Leviton Lighting Management Systems and Senva Sensors.

Other business

The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council, Partners in Careers, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, WorkSource and Vancouver Housing Authority have received the Excellence in Collaboration Award from the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington. The honor rewards their partnership on YouthBuild Vancouver, a job training and education program for at-risk teens and adults between 16 and 24 years old.

The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses, as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon of the Tuesday preceding the intended Sunday publication date. Send to kay.richardson@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4491. Sales awards are not published.

Columbian staff writer