Movers & Shakers: 1/10/2014

Vicki Taylor

Taylor, a licensed Broker and MBA, is a new to the real estate industry, bringing a wealth of knowledge from her previous experience in mutual funds, customer service and business.

“Vicki shares Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate’s commitment to integrity and client service,” said Lorre Jaffe, managing Broker and branch manager of the company’s Columbia Tech Center office. “She is a great example of the caliber of real estate professionals we seek as we continue to grow the company and increase our presence in Southwest Washington.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate is based in Portland.


Sterling Bank recently certified Summer Arbogast as a small-business professional. Arbogast manages Sterling’s Vancouver Hazel Dell branch, located at 8015 NE Highway 99.

To receive the certification, Sterling bankers must complete a series of small-business training courses and demonstrate small-business loan and cash-management solutions knowledge and sales proficiency. This certification opportunity is part of Sterling’s Retail Small Business Credit and Solutions Program, which aims to develop top-notch bankers who are knowledgeable about small business and can provide convenient and competitive products and services to help businesses succeed.

“This program uniquely positions Sterling Bank to serve the needs of businesses in the Vancouver community,” said David Herbison, Sterling’s small business executive, in a press release. “It equips bankers like Summer with the expertise and solutions to help businesses thrive, which ultimately contributes to a vibrant local economy.”


Karen Kervin has joined U.S. Bank as vice president and community relations manager, reporting to Malia Wasson, president of U.S. Bank in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Kervin comes to U.S. Bank from the regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, where she was the chief marketing officer.

In her new role, Kervin will manage U.S. Bank Foundation grants to nonprofit organizations focused on the arts, economic opportunity and education. She will also oversee sponsorships for the Portland-Vancouver region, and will support local public relations and government affairs.


The Clark County Board of County Commissioners has appointed Heath Henderson, engineering and construction division manager for Clark County Public Works, to be the department’s interim director and county engineer.

The appointment is effective for up to six months. During that time, the county said the board will consider plans for naming a permanent director and county engineer.

Henderson, a licensed professional engineer, was selected to succeed Pete Capell, who held the position for nearly 14 years. He is a member of the American Public Works Association and serves on the awards committee for both the state and national public works associations.

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