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Clark County Business Briefing

The Columbian
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People in Business

iQ Credit Union recently announced the promotion of Ali Migaki to chief retail officer. Migaki oversees the retail management function of the credit union, including branch operations and the member and lending contact centers. She is also responsible for nearly 50 percent of the credit union’s staff and member-facing services.

In her previous role as senior vice president of retail services, Migaki was instrumental in restructuring retail leadership to enable staff to excel through continued expansion into Oregon and adapt to a changing environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This included a focus on career path opportunities through the development and expansion of job levels within the retail organization. Migaki’s own promotion reflects iQ’s commitment to developing and advancing the talent of the organization’s leaders, iQ officials said.

In her 26-year career at iQ, Migaki has experienced the credit union’s growth from $200 million to $1.8 billion in assets. Starting as a member service representative, she expanded to additional roles and leadership positions while developing strong relationships with other leaders at iQ and in the industry. She has championed multiple technology and partnership initiatives and is now spearheading the future of iQ’s branches to ensure that they continue to provide exceptional member service as the credit union grows.

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust announced recently that Romanita Hairston will join the private foundation as its fifth CEO and executive director.

Hairston was offered and accepted the role following a national search conducted by CarterBaldwin that engaged hundreds of candidates from across the nonprofit and for-profit spectrum. It was her unique collection of experience providing leadership in the nonprofit (World Vision), for-profit (Microsoft) and philanthropic (Murdock Trust) sectors, coupled with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest, that elevated Hairston as the ideal candidate to lead the Murdock Trust into the next decade, Murdock officials said.

Hairston will officially join the Murdock Trust in July 2022.

Avaly Scarpelli, the executive director of the Building Industry Association of Clark County, was recently installed as a 2022 board member of the National Association of Home Builders’ Executive Officers Council.

The EOC is the educational and professional support organization for the executive officers who direct the state and local associations affiliated with NAHB. The council’s board of directors establishes policy and oversees activities of more than 700 local and state home building associations nationwide.

As the executive director of the BIA of Clark County, Scarpelli directs the day-to-day activities of a proactive building industry trade association.

Scarpelli serves on the Construction Tech Advisory Committee for Cascadia Technical Academy, Vancouver Public Schools Community Leadership Advisory Committee, Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington Board of Directors, Responsible Growth Forum Board of Directors, is a member of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Executive Women’s Council, as well as a member of the Construction Safety & Health Committee for the National Association of Home Builders. She is also a recipient of the Vancouver Business Journal’s Accomplished & Under 40 award and recently received the Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon’s Women of Vision Award.


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