Movers & Shakers: 10/19/2012

Reid, Linda

“We are extremely fortunate to have Linda with us,” said VDA Board Chair Linda Glover. “Vancouver’s Downtown Association is building a reputation for both doing and leading. Those two traits are very much a part of Linda’s approach to projects and building an even more amazing community.”

A native Vancouver resident, Reid is a longtime member of VDA’s Promotions Committee, is on the board of Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, Board chair of the Clark County Mural Society, and has been active with the Southwest Washington Humane Society, Leadership Clark County, Ducks Unlimited and Junior Achievement.


Vancouver-based civil engineering firm MacKay Sposito recently announced the addition of Bob Thayne as a project manager in their design group.

Thayne has more than 11 years of civil engineering design, analysis, and project management experience in public infrastructure and in private residential, institutional, commercial and industrial development.

“We are excited to welcome Bob to the MacKay Sposito Design team,” said Damon Webster, vice president of design and a principal at MacKay Sposito. “He adds valuable project management experience in stormwater and transportation projects that greatly enhances our civil engineering team.”

Thayne received his bachelor of science in engineering from Walla Walla University followed by a master of science degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from University of California, Irvine.


The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) announced the hiring Clay Norris last week to lead its new stakeholder relations division.

As director of Stakeholder Relations, Norris will direct NEEA’s stakeholder engagement and corporate communications efforts with utility funders, energy efficiency organizations and other key stakeholders around the region.

Norris was most recently serving as the director of Energy Resources and Services at Clatskanie Public Utility District. Before that, he served as division director of Power Resources at the Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) for three years, where he was responsible for resource planning, generation operations, power marketing, energy efficiency and demand-side programs. Norris served on NEEA’s Board from 2010-12.

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