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Clark County Business Briefing

The Columbian
Published: February 28, 2021, 6:00am
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Heather Sparks was hired as the development director at Columbia Springs, a nonprofit that offers educational experiences in nature. Sparks graduated with a master’s degree in environmental planning from University of Oregon. She previously was employed as a coordinator for the Umatilla County Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Committee. Learn more about Columbia Springs at www.columbiasprings.org.

Identity Clark County elected Patrick Ginn to its board of directors. Ginn is the CEO of Ginn Group, a residential development company in Vancouver that has developed more than 3,000 housing units. He is board chair of the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington and a director of the Clark College Foundation where he will become chair in 2023. Identity Clark County is a nonprofit organization comprised of local business leaders. Find out more at www.iccbusiness.org.

Stacey Graham was appointed as interim president and CEO of The Historic Trust, following the resignation of David Pearson. She was previously president of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington and helped lead a legislative effort to allow humane societies throughout the state to provide veterinary care for animals of low-income families. Graham was recently elected to the board of directors of Riverview Bank and also serves on the Lighthouse Foundation board. She will resign her position on the nonprofit’s board and start the new appointment March 1. The Historic Trust, 750 Anderson St., Vancouver, works to preserve local history. Learn more at www.thehistorictrust.org.

Lisa Shelton, a financial adviser at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management office, 1701 S.E. Columbia River Drive, Vancouver, was named to Forbes Magazine’s 2021 Best-in-State Wealth Advisors. The list includes a group of individuals who have a minimum of seven years of industry experience. The ranking is based on an algorithm of data rating thousands of wealth advisers, weighing factors such as revenue trends, compliance records and others. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management advises individuals, businesses and institutions on financial and wealth planning.

Learn more at advisor.morganstanley.com/vancouver-branch.

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 Monday publication date. Send to lyndsey.hewitt@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4540. Sales awards are not published.