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Miller Nash names partner

Meridee Pabst has been named partner at Miller Nash in Vancouver. Pabst joined Miller Nash in 1999, prior to that she was an associate at Horenstein Bremer. Her practice emphasizes land use regulation and permitting for the public and private sector. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Puget Sound and her law degree at the University of Washington. She is admitted to practice law in Washington and Oregon. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar. Pabst is also active in Washington Women Lawyers and the Clark County Bar Association.

The Arc of Clark County appoints executive director

Jesse L. Dunn has been appointed executive director of the Arc of Clark County. Dunn has seven years experience as an executive director and has worked for the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals and National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New Mexico and Tennessee. He started his working life as a high school teacher. Dunn has more than 15 years of management experience in the business world and has led customer service, sales and operations divisions for a variety of companies.

Emil Fries Piano Hospital welcomes development coordinator

Sara Case has joined the School of Piano Technology for the Blind as development coordinator. Case previously worked as director of annual giving at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa. Prior to this, she worked as the income development specialist at the American Cancer Society in Bethlehem, Pa.

Bergstrom Nutrition appoints new positions

Jane Duvachelle has been appointed manager of animal nutrition at Bergstrom Nutrition Inc. She will be responsible for sales development of the equine and pet market. Holly Harmon has been hired as trade marketing manager. She will work to accelerate the growth of Bergstrom’s strategic customers’ retail brands. Harmon most recently worked as senior category analyst for Dannon Co. and has nearly ten years of experience in trade marketing.

Abacast names marketing manager

Jason Vosburgh has been named web/marketing professional for the software company Abacast. Prior to joining Abacast, Vosburgh was head developer and production engineer for AngelVision in Portland. He brings an extensive background as a computer-based illustrator.

Norris, Beggs & Simpson Companies announce top producers

Charlie Kleier is the Fourth Top Producer at NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson. He has been with the company for 16 years and has been a Top Five Producer five out of the last six years. He is currently serving as an executive vice president and partner in the Vancouver office.

Clark County hires workplace diversity coordinator

Rekah Strong has joined Clark County human resources department as workforce diversity coordinator. Strong has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in social work. Both degrees are from Portland State University. She has previous experience as a child welfare manager and most recently worked for the State of Oregon.

CREDC names new officers

The Columbia River Economic Development Council has named new officers for 2007 and members of its executive committee. Those appointed were: Ron Frederiksen, chairman; Tim McMahan, vice chairman; S. Kelly McDonald, secretary; John McDonagh, treasurer; and Paul Winters, past chair. The members of the board of directors serving on the executive committee are: Doug Anderson, Barbara Bushell, Parker Cann, Curt Christiansen, Carol Curtis, Paul Dennis, Pat McDonnell, Betty Sue Morris, Jim Short and Brian Wolfe.

Kris Stadelman

US Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council names president

Kris Stadelman, legislative committee chair of the Vancouver-based Washington Workforce Association, has been named president of the US Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council. Stadelman has helped make the Washington Workforce Association a national leader in policy innovation, integration with economic development, job training and other workforce efforts.

Eric Holmes, Sam Crummett, Heidi Baker

MacKay and Sposito welcomes three new team members

Eric Holmes, Sam Crummett and Heidi Baker have joined MacKay and Sposito Inc. Holmes joins as the chief operating officer. He brings 15 years of experience, including 10 in executive management. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in planning, public policy and management. He received his Master of Public Administration from Lewis and Clark College. Crummett, senior planner, received his Bachelor of Arts in urban and regional planning from Eastern Washington University and his master’s degree from Regent College in theology and culture. Crummett brings more than eight years of land use planning experience in Washington and Oregon. Baker, landscape designer, received her master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Virginia. Baker has more than 10 years of experience including an internship with Vancouver-Clark Washington Parks and Recreation.