Movers & Shakers: 09/20/2013

Liz Stewart

“With 14 years of senior level experience, Liz is the ideal candidate to manage our expanding loan programs and ensure a positive experience for members into the future,” said Bill Fulk, Columbia Credit Union Chief Operating Officer.

Stewart’s past responsibilities include strategic planning and execution, profitability and operational excellence. She most recently served as vice president mortgage lending for an area credit union and has served in client relations management, vice president and senior vice president roles for various financial institutions.


Philip WuestKelly Kidd

The Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW) has appointed Phil Wuest, attorney at Duggan Schlotfeldt & Welch PLLC, and Kelly Kidd, VP and human resources manager at Sterling Bank, to its Board of Directors.

Wuest was previously the city of Vancouver’s transportation program development manager and also acted as assistant city attorney. He now represents individuals, contractors, builders, developers, homeowners associations and others in his land use and development practice.

Kidd served as vice president and human resources manager at First Independent Bank for three years. She was retained by Sterling Bank in its acquisition of First Independent in 2012. Prior to banking, Kidd served in human resources management roles at high tech companies, nLight Photonics and Microsoft.


Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has hired Mark Wilson as manager of its mortgage sales office at 1499 S.E. Tech Center Place, Suite 190, in Vancouver.

In his new role, Wilson will oversee the efforts of 20 team members who provide purchase and refinance mortgage loans to local customers.

Wilson started his financial services career in 1999. He joined Umpqua Bank in 2003 as a mortgage loan officer and worked there for three years. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he worked at KeyBank for seven years as an award-winning mortgage advisor.

Wilson earned a business finance degree from Oregon State University. He volunteers for March of Dimes where he has been a top fundraiser.


Cassie Guthmiller has joined Davidson Insurance of Vancouver as receptionist/administrative assistant.

Guthmiller has five years of experience in the insurance industry and an extensive administrative background. She holds a diploma in medical billing and coding from Everest College and is a resident of Washougal.



SCORE, a national nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground and grow, has appointed Larry Bunyard as district director for Oregon. The Oregon District has five chapters (Portland, Salem, Willamette, Bend and Vancouver).

Bunyard will continue in his tenure as the Portland Chapter chairman. He has experience as an entrepreneur, technology innovator, global operational manager and higher education educator.


The Humane Society for Southwest Washington has hired veterinarian Lauren Rockey.

Rockey most recently completed a one-year internship with the Oregon Humane Society where she managed disease control and conducted minor surgeries. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Florida with a doctorate of veterinary medicine, with an emphasis on shelter medicine.

Rockey volunteers for the Feral Cat Coalition, performing spay and neuter services at monthly clinics throughout Portland.


The Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed three new directors onto its Board of Directors.

The new directors for the 2013-2014 term are Don Dire, Nies Insurance Agency; Cindy Forslund, US Bank Home Mortgage; and Kathleen Romane, Lacamas Community Credit Union.

The organization’s executive committee is comprised of President Nancy Viuhkola, Georgia Pacific; Immediate Past President Laura Forsyth, The Grounds Keeper; First Vice President Barry Burnham, Clean and Bright Maintenance; Second Vice President Barry Kalian, Underwriter Laboratories; and Treasurer Carma Zarosinski, Carma For Design.

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