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Workforce Southwest Washington announced that its Executive Board of Directors has named Miriam Halliday as Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Halliday will be responsible for implementation of WSW’s new strategic plan, organizational management, development of statewide and national strategic partnerships and fund development. Halliday is most recently the organization’s Director of Programs. She joined WSW in 2016 as its youth manager and progressed to program manager and then Director. She holds Master and Bachelor of Arts degrees in social work from Portland State University.

Nursing professor Dianne Lucia was granted tenure during the Clark College Board of Trustees meeting on Dec. 8. Tenure is awarded by the college’s Board of Trustees to faculty based on professional excellence and outstanding abilities in their disciplines. Dianne Lucia earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Portland State University and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Western Governors University. Additionally, she earned a Certification in Healthcare simulation from Boise State University in 2021. She has work experience in orthopedics, pediatric, and labor and delivery nursing at many local health care facilities including Providence Medical Center, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Southwest Washington Medical Center, PeaceHealth Southwest Washington, and Legacy Salmon Creek.

The Greater Vancouver Chamber is pleased to welcome Danny Babbitts to the team as their new Membership Relations Manager. With more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing, Babbitts brings to the chamber unique skills to develop the membership base and advance the organization’s programs. Prior to joining the chamber, Babbitts drove the business development efforts for companies and startups in the Pacific Northwest area as an account executive. His background includes experience in the hospitality industry, business-to-business sales, account management and customer service.

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 hope.martinez@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4540. Sales awards are not published.

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