People in Business
Meg Wochnick was hired as the education reporter at The Columbian. She moves over from the paper’s sports department, where she previously covered local high school and college sports since 2017. As education reporter, she will cover pre-K-12 education across local private and public school districts, as well as higher education coverage of Clark College and WSU Vancouver. She is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and is a history buff, welcoming any calls, emails or coffee with “folks who want to talk American history.” Reach Wochnick at 360-735-4521, firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter and Instagram @megwochnick.
Dunetchka Otero-Serrano was hired as the new executive director at YWCA Clark County. Since 2015, she served as executive director of Community Warehouse, a nonprofit that provides furniture to people in need. Previous jobs include Catholic Charities’ El Programa Hispano and Portland Parks and Recreation. Otero-Serrano also helped “elevate the voices of undocumented children and young adults” as associate producer of the documentary “Papers.” Otero-Serrano’s recent board experience includes Raphael House and the city of Portland’s Budget Advisory Committee. She earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Ohio, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Inter American University, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
The nonprofit no-kill cat shelter Furry Friends recently added Brandi Towner to its executive committee, taking on tasks of secretary, adoption counselor and intake liaison. Towner is a full-time Realtor at Sundin Realty Inc.
Two Clark County companies were chosen by the Building Industry Association of Washington as its Builder of the Year and Remodeler of the Year. Tracy Doriot of Doriot Construction was honored as Builder of the Year. Doriot has served on the Building Industry Association of Clark County’s board of directors since 2007; on Cascadia Technical Academy’s Construction Technology Advisory Committee since 1996; and also serves on the board of directors for the Clark County Parks Foundation. Doriot was installed as the Building Industry Association of Washington’s 2021 president, leading the organization starting in January. Dave Myllymaki, of ReNew Creations, was honored as the Remodeler of the Year. He has served as a director of the Building Industry Association of Clark County for five years and is also president. He has also been involved in projects for Camp Hope, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity and the Clark County Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction.
Eric Petracca was named president and CEO of iQ Credit Union starting Jan. 1. Currently the financial institution’s chief operations officer, he started his career at Lacamas Community Credit Union and has held several leadership positions throughout the credit union.
Stacey Graham was appointed to the board of directors for Riverview Community Bank and Riverview Bancorp. Graham is a chief strategist at What’s Next? Strategies. She attended Willamette University and also received a diploma in bank marketing and management at the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing & Management. Graham is also a board member for both the Lighthouse Foundation and The Historic Trust.
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