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Aina Konold was appointed as chief financial officer at Nautilus. Previously, she held several executive-level finance positions during a 20-year career at Gap. Most recently, she was the founding CFO for Gap in China, where she “grew store count from four to over 175 stores,” according to a news release. She also was “instrumental in creating practices that enabled sustainability,” the release said.

Delta Direct Care hired two employees. Chelsi Rayford was hired as a physician assistant at the company’s second location, 2370 E. Third Loop, Suite 200B Vancouver, slated to open in February 2020. A native of Portland, she previously worked as an ophthalmic technician. Rayford received a degree in pre-physician assistant general science from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Samuel Merritt University. Nicholas J. Lenard was hired as the company’s director of business operations and will oversee the Vancouver location and its existing Battle Ground office at 209 E. Main St., Suite 121. Lenard served in the ROTC program at DePaul University before becoming an engineer officer. After military service, he earned a master’s degree in health care administration at University of Iowa and completed a fellowship in Japan. Learn more at

Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce announced its 2020 volunteer board of directors. For more information, visit


• John Rose, president, Rose Real Estate.

• Jim Holder, vice president, Northwest CPA.

• Dawn Bell, secretary, Evergreen Home Loans.

• Kali Phillips, treasurer, Corwin Beverage.


• Ron Rowan, Designer App Studio.

• Kelli Montei, Banner Bank.

• Kelly Narozny, Heartland Payment Systems.

• Robert Mourton, RE/MAX Riverside.

• Eric Husemoen, Global Security.

• Darcy Altizer, Matrix Roofing & Home Solutions.

The Building Industry Association of Clark County announced its 2020 officers. They are:

• President: Dave Myllymaki, ReNew Creations.

• Vice president: Dave Millar, Millar Construction.

• Vice president secretary: Aaron Helmes, Generation Homes Northwest.

• Vice president treasurer: Dave Campos, iQ Credit Union.

• Vice president associate: Mark Kroll, Biggs Insurance.

• Immediate past president: Michael Shanaberger, Romano Construction Services.

Winners were recently announced in Vancouver’s Downtown Association Window Decorating Contest. Judges observed the downtown establishments during First Friday activities on Dec. 6 to decide winners in three categories. More than 700 submissions for the People’s Choice Award were received. Winners were:

• Most Traditional: Most Everything Vintage, 815 Washington St. Runners-up: Divine Consign and Olson Engineering.

• Best Use of Business Theme: Little Italy’s Trattoria, 901 Washington St. Runners-up: Niche Wine Bar and Love Potion Magikal Perfumerie.

• People’s Choice: Salon Moxie, 1019 Main St. Runners-up: Maul Foster & Alongi and The Difference.

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 Monday publication date. Send to or fax 360-735-4540. Sales awards are not published.