Featured Movers: 9/30/2011


Michelle Giovannozzi

Giovannozzi awarded Clark College Presidential Coin

Michelle Giovannozzi of Clark College Corporate & Continuing Education was recently awarded the Presidential Coin during Clark College’s Opening Day Event. The Presidential Coin is annually awarded to faculty and staff members who provide exemplary service to Clark students, the college and the community.

For the past six years, Giovannozzi has played a key role in managing Clark College’s relationships with organizations that serve the community, including the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council and the Columbia River Economic Development Council. 

Over the past three years, the college said Giovannozzi has been instrumental in bringing grant funding to businesses in the community that improved their competitiveness and, in some cases, may have saved their businesses.

Giovannozzi came to Clark College with 16 years of experience in adult education and training. She was previously employed as an administrator and executive director for Business Computer Training Institute, based in Gig Harbor, Washington. 


Donald Appert

The American Prize, a series of nonprofit national competitions administered by Connecticut-based Hat City Music Theater Inc, has named Clark College Music Director/Conductor Donald L. Appert the 2011 winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Programming – Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award.

Honoring the memory of the Lithuanian conductor Maestro Vytautas Marijosius, the prize recognizes and rewards the best achievement in the unique field of orchestral programming, where the selection of repertoire by knowledgeable, creative and courageous music directors builds orchestras and audiences, educates young people and adults and enriches the community.

Appert has been music director/conductor of the Clark College Orchestra since 1990. He has guest conducted orchestras in Europe, Central America, Japan and Australia. In addition, he is the music director/conductor of the Oregon Sinfonietta in Portland, and the sanctuary choir director for the First United Methodist Church of Vancouver.


Courtney Corwin-Barker

Courtney Corwin Barker has been appointed by the Independent Bottlers Association to serve on the Executive Committee for Pepsi-Cola.

The Executive Committee, which is comprised of the executive team from Pepsi-Cola and principals from 10 independent franchise Pepsi bottlers, meets quarterly at Pepsi headquarters in Somers, New York to discuss marketing initiatives, supply chain issues, company priorities and bottler issues.

Barker is marketing and community events manager for Corwin Beverage Company. She joined the company in 1998.


Damon Webster

The Board of County Commissioners this week appointed Damon Webster, vice president of the engineering firm of MacKay & Sposito Inc., to the Columbia River Gorge Commission. Webster succeeds Joe Palena, who has held the seat since 1999 and did not seek reappointment.

A native of White Salmon, Webster serves on the board for the Vancouver Watersheds Council and is a past president of the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the 2004 class of Leadership Clark County, and holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Portland State University.

MacKay & Spositio has worked on projects for several public agencies in the gorge. Most recently, it provided design engineering for the Fort Cascades Business Center for the Port of Skamania.

The Columbia River Gorge Commission makes decisions on land use applications, hears appeals of county land use decisions and reviews and modifies the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Management Plan.


Audrey Brouwer

Audrey Brouwer has been promoted to personal lines agent at Vancouver’s Davidson Insurance.

Brouwer has been employed at Davidson Insurance for 13 years and has a Certified Insurance Counselor designation from the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. She has 21 years of experience in the insurance industry and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Dordt College.


Jonathan Webb  Gusti Williams

Creative Computer Solutions Inc (CCSI) recently added two new members to their team: Jonathan Webb and Gusti Williams.

The Vancouver-based company said Webb will be responsible for the triage of client issues, dispatching, scheduling and remote troubleshooting.

Williams joins CCSI in an office manager/accountant role. The company said she has an extensive background and knowledge of customer service, accounting, budget forecasting and is a Certified Quickbooks Consultant.

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