ClarkCountyWaste Board elects Schmidt as chairman

Lisa Schmidt of Ridgefield has been elected chairman of the Clark County Waste Commission.

The commission said Schmidt’s expertise as a communications and marketing professional, as well as her past experience in lobbying for the creation of Indiana’s solid waste districts, will assist her work. 


Schmidt was previously the liaison for local governments in the State of Indiana with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Department of Commerce.  She also has agency liaison experience with the Environmental Protection Agency Region 5.

With recycling in mind, Schmidt said the board is now making a plan of action in 2011 to pursue an interest in environmentally-friendly packaging.


The Law Firm of Schauermann, Thayer and Jacobs has named Scott A. Staples a new partner, shareholder and principal. 

 “We couldn’t be more proud than to have Scott join the firm as our partner,” said Craig Schauermann. “For an attorney his age he has accomplished a lot. Besides bringing a winning attitude to his work, he is the type of man we want to be associated with. He treats his clients, family and colleagues with respect, and demonstrates integrity in all aspects of his life.”

Staples started his work as a law clerk with the firm while attending law school at Willamette University. He obtained his undergraduate degree in English from WSU Vancouver in 2002.

To reflect Staples’ new status, the firm is now called “Schauermann, Thayer, Jacobs & Staples, a professional service corporation.” 


Riverview Community Bank has announced the hiring of Steven Plambeck as senior vice president and director of medical banking.

Riverview said Plambeck will focus his marketing efforts on attaining relationships with clinics, private practices, physicians and hospital administrators.

 “As someone who began as a management trainee 30 years ago, launched and grew numerous corporate banking divisions, to founding a successful commercial bank, it’s fair to say Steve will make a significant impact on our continued growth,” said Dave Dahlstrom, executive vice president and chief credit officer at Riverview.


Wells Fargo's Business Banking Group has hired Christina Castle as a business sales officer to serve companies in the Vancouver and Portland metro area with annual sales of up to $20 million.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Castle worked in similar positions for more than two years at J.P. Morgan Chase in Portland, and for three years at KeyBank in Eugene.