People in Business
Caroline Reed was hired as an associate attorney at the Landerholm P.S. She focuses on business entity formation, succession planning and commercial contracts. Reed can be reached at 360-558-5900 or at email@example.com.
Identity Clark County elected Steve Kenny as its chair for 2021. Kenny is president and CEO of Columbia Credit Union and has served on the Identity Clark County board for 12 years. Tom Mears, chair of The Holland, was elected as chair emeritus and Helen Devery, manager at WSP, as vice chair. Reappointed to the executive committee were Mark Mantei of The Vancouver Clinic; Mike Nieto of Catworks Construction; Esther Liu of LSW Architects; and Tyson Fuehrer of Biggs Insurance. Matt Bisturis, attorney at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, was reappointed for a second year in the Ed Lynch honorary board seat.
Cristhian A. Canseco Juarez was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Clark College board of trustees. Canseco Juarez is a first-generation college graduate, immigrant and an alumnus of WSU Vancouver. He serves on the board of directors at Lighthouse Community Credit Union and is a treasurer for Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens. Canseco Juarez earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from WSU Vancouver following graduation from Hudson’s Bay High School. His family emigrated from Mexico in 1991. The board of trustees consists of five members appointed by the governor. Members serve five-year terms, planning, developing and approving college policies, and approving and overseeing the operating budget.
Monika Spykerman was promoted to features reporter at The Columbian. She writes articles for the paper’s Life section, including a weekly food feature. Spykerman started at The Columbian as a features assistant in 2018, constructing the paper’s Weekend events section, which has since gone on hiatus from publishing due to the pandemic. Spykerman received a bachelor’s degree in English from the former Ambassador University. Reach her at 360-735-4556 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board members of Evergreen Public Schools school board were recently recognized by the Washington State School Directors’ Association. The Clark County board was one of 25 school boards to receive a Boards of Distinction recognition and will be honored at the association’s annual conference on Nov. 19. Board members are Julie Bocanegra, president; Victoria Bradford, vice president; Rob Perkins; legislative representative; Ginny Gronwoldt, District 5; and Rachael Rogers, District 4. Learn more about the Boards of Distinction program at wssda.org/bod.
Sam Madrid was promoted to chief operating officer at Corwin Beverage Company. Madrid was a longtime supply-chain executive at the distributor of beverages, food, coffee, beer and wine. He will continue to serve as general manager of Browar Polska and Kendall’s, the company’s alcohol divisions. Before joining Corwin Beverage Company, Madrid was director of supply chain for Pacific Foods, general manager of craft brew supplier Brewcraft USA, among other positions.
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 email@example.com or fax 360-735-4540. Sales awards are not published.