Featured Movers: 3/25/2011


David Mercier

David Mercier selected as Vancouver’s Assistant City Manager

Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes has selected David Mercier as the city’s new assistant city manager.

Mercier will report directly to City Manager Holmes and will oversee the city’s Human Resources, Information Technology and General Services departments. He will also work closely with the city’s senior managers on a daily basis and direct interdisciplinary teams responsible for a variety of organizational initiatives.

Previously, Mercier served as city manager for the city of Spokane Valley from 2003 until early 2010. He also has prior experience working in Clark County, having served as Battle Ground’s city manager from 1997 until 2001.

“Dave has extensive experience leading local governments in a changing environment,” said Holmes. “That experience, and his collaborative and engaging leadership style, came through in the feedback from city staff and community members involved in the selection process. I feel fortunate to have someone with Dave’s experience join the city’s management team.”

Mercier’s first day on the job will be March 31st.


Russ Kukini





The Arc of Clark County has named Russ Kukini its new director of development.

Previously, Kukini was executive director at the American Cancer Society, working with several different events including Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. He brings more than six years of volunteer management, fund-raising and fiscal development experience to The Arc.


Shelly Farra





Stewart Title has hired Shelly Farra as branch supervisor of its Cascade Park office.

The title company said Farra has more than 15 years of experience and tremendous knowledge of the real estate industry.

Stewart Title is located at 201 Northeast Park Plaza, Suite 105, in Vancouver.


Edwin Reidel Brienne Meyer




Vancouver-based exporter CID Bio-Science has announced two new additions to its staff: Edwin Reidel and Brienne Meyer.

Reidel is a plant physiologist with additional training in agronomy and molecular biology. Prior to joining CID, he worked as a production research scientist in the hybrid vegetable seed industry. 

Meyer has a background in mycology and forest biology, according to the company. She has extensive field research experience ranging from ecosystem mapping to mycological research, and has designed and taught university courses on mycology, microbiology and environmental science. 

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