People in Business
Joseph Vance, a partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn law firm, was recently elected as president of Ridgefield School District’s board of directors. He was also appointed to the executive committee for the Columbia Credit Union board of directors, where he will serve as treasurer. At the school district, he will represent District 2 and help guide school programming, community engagement and diversity. In his role as a lawyer, Vance’s cases litigated include employment-related claims; real estate-related litigation; construction disputes and more. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University before earning his law degree at University of Washington School of Law.
C-Tran Public Affairs Coordinator Eric Florip was named on Mass Transit Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list that highlights 40 professionals under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry. Florip started work at C-Tran in 2015 and focused on social media and video production. He has live-tweeted C-Tran’s board of directors meetings since 2016 to promote transparency, and in 2019, a video won a first-place AdWheel Award from the American Public Transportation Association. Florip also launched the transit company’s Green Team to promote sustainability, helping to earn a Green Business certification. Prior to working at C-Tran, Florip was a reporter at The Columbian. He graduated from the University of Oregon.
Landerholm P.S. real estate attorney Jean M. McCoy received Washington State Bar Association’s Professionalism Award, which is part of the annual Acknowledging Professional Excellence Awards, also known as APEX. The APEX Awards honor members of the legal community and the Professionalism Award is given to a Washington Bar Association member who “exemplifies the spirit of professionalism in the practice of law,” according to a news release. Learn more about Landerholm P.S., 805 Broadway, Suite 1000, at www.landerholm.com.
Anina Estrem was hired by FISH Westside Food Pantry of Vancouver as an operations manager. She has a decade of experience working with food banks and pantries including rural food programs, federal food access programs, school food pantries and Oregon Food Bank. She has a master’s degree in public policy specializing in food justice from Portland State University. To learn more about FISH of Vancouver emergency food assistance programs, visit www.fishvancouver.org or call 360-695-4903.