People in Business
Klarissa Hightower was appointed as the executive director of equity and inclusion at Evergreen Public Schools. She served as associate principal at Shahala Middle School for the last two years, and in this new position, “will lead the development of a vision and overall direction for a districtwide equity action plan that champions the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive environment,” according to a news release. Hightower previously was employed as a teacher and assistant director of English as a second language at Portland Public Schools. She received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in reading, language and literacy from Portland State University.
Cynthia Boman Thompson was hired by Johnson Bixby as their chief operations officer and chief financial officer. Johnson Bixby, 275 W. Third St., Suite 600, Vancouver, is a financial planning, investment management and tax advisory firm. Thompson most recently worked at Cinder Staffing as vice president of client relationships. She is the president of the Financial Planning Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington, as well as on the board of directors of the Portland chapter of Financial Executives International. Find out more at johnsonbixby.com.
LSW Architects, 610 Esther St., Site 200, Vancouver, recently hired eight new associates who are currently members of the firm’s architecture and interior design team. They are Farleigh Winters, Trevor Weltzer, Kourtney Strong, Heather Winkel, Eric Nielssen, Kristina Daarud, Megan Olson and Amy Noe. Learn more at lswarchitects.com.
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