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The Columbian
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Mass Transit Magazine has named Jenapher Dues, C-Tran’s manager of human resources, to its annual 40 Under 40 list—joining this year’s class of professionals under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to the public transit industry.

Dues joined C-Tran in 2014 as a staffing generalist. She was soon promoted to recruitment and compensation specialist, and now serves as manager of human resources. In that role, Dues continues to lead C-Tran’s recruitment efforts while taking on a host of other duties within the larger HR team.

While many transit agencies struggle to hire and retain employees, particularly operators, Dues’ recruitment efforts have helped C-Tran keep service levels largely intact. Dues is also active in statewide activities through the Washington State Transit Association and served as a resource for other agencies across Washington by sharing information and best practices. Dues was also a founding member of C-Tran’s diversity team.

Miller Nash partner, Joseph Vance, was elected to serve as chair of the Columbia Credit Union board of directors. Vance has served on the executive committee for two years, most recently as treasurer. Columbia Credit Union is a community-driven financial cooperative that has been serving the greater Vancouver and Portland areas for more than 70 years. Vance has been a board member since 2019, supporting the management team on strategic planning and business performance, as well as on new community involvement initiatives.

Vance has more than 20 years’ experience successfully representing clients in a wide variety of complex litigation in state and federal court in Washington and Oregon. Vance is active in the Southwest Washington community, serving as president of the Ridgefield School District Board of Directors and as a past board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Washington. In recognition of his professional accomplishments, Vance has been recognized as a “Labor and Employment Star – West” by Benchmark Litigation and selected for inclusion on the Washington Super Lawyers list. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University before earning his law degree at the University of Washington School of Law.

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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