Featured Movers: 08/19/2011



BergerABAM promotes Helen Devery to vice president

BergerABAM, a consulting firm with offices in Vancouver, has announced the promotion of Helen Devery to vice president.

Devery, who is one of 10 vice presidents at the firm, previously served as the company’s Vancouver branch manager and planning manager.

“Helen Devery’s hard work and significant contributions to BergerABAM have earned her a solid place on the executive leadership team at BergerABAM,” said Arnie Rusten, BergerABAM president and chief executive officer. “She will work alongside me and my team in playing a critical role in ensuring the continued growth and success of the company.”

Devery will continue to oversee the company’s Vancouver office, which specializes in land use and environmental planning and public involvement services. The firm said her experience encompasses 21 years of diverse planning and environmental work, including land use planning and regulatory compliance for clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. 



The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington (FCSW) recently welcomed Carolyn Noack as its new Dental Program manager.

Noack has been working in dental practices for the past thirty years as a Registered Dental Hygienist and is finishing her Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene at Eastern Washington University. She has also worked as a volunteer at the Skills Center teaching dental assistant students.

FCSW provides free, quality health care to children and adults who are otherwise unable to access such services. The clinic offers medical, dental, vision and specialty care services that are provided by over 600 volunteer professionals.



Lisa Shelton, financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, has earned her Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designation. The designation covers in-depth knowledge of individuals’ needs both before and after retirement and focuses on client-centered problem solving. 

Shelton, a Vancouver native, has more than 13 years of experience and specializes in comprehensive wealth, estate and financial planning in The Lowery Shelton Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Vancouver.



The Hilton Vancouver Washington has announced the hiring of Kelly Gulliksen as its new senior sales manager.  

In her new role, the hotel said Gulliksen will market to bring regional and national conventions to the Vancouver community. Her focus will be on corporate, social, military, education, religious and fraternal conferences.

“I’m excited to be part of such a beautiful property,” said Gulliksen.



Clark College recently hired Charles Guthrie to serve as its new director of athletics.

Guthrie comes to Clark from the California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), where he served as deputy director of athletics, supporting the overall planning, direction and management of the intercollegiate athletic program. Prior to that, he spent four years as associate director of athletics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

"Charles Guthrie rose to the top of an outstanding
pool of candidates based on a combination of key skills and experience that fit with our vision for the future of Penguin athletics,” said Clark College President Robert K. Knight. 



Robin Yager-Brown has joined Davidson Insurance of Vancouver as a commercial insurance account manager.

In her new role, the company said Yager-Brown will provide insurance services for businesses and professionals.

Yager-Brown has eight years of experience in the insurance industry, according to Davidson Insurance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Washington University.


Pinnacle Mortgage Planning (PMP) has hired Kris Cutter and Lisa Storaci to serve as mortgage advisors at the company’s Vancouver branch.

Previously having worked for Metlife Home Loans as mortgage advisors, Cutter and Storaci have more than 15 years of mortgage industry experience, according to PMP. Specializing in builder products and construction financing, they have worked together as business partners for the past 12 years

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