Movers & Shakers 11/11/2016

Stephen Fisher


Electric Lightwave, a Vancouver-headquartered provider of fiber-based, enterprise-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, has appointed Stephen Fisher to the position of senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), effective immediately.

In his new role, Fisher will drive Electric Lightwave’s technology innovation. He will be responsible for overall network strategy that will include continued expansion of network routes in the Southwest in 2017.

Fisher has served as Electric Lightwave’s CTO for the past three months, leading the engineering design and network planning organization for the company’s overall network architecture. Prior to this position, he was vice president of network planning and security where he managed network planning, engineering, architecture, cyber security operations, crisis management and cloud operations.

Fisher has been with Electric Lightwave for 16 years.


The Southwest Washington Contractors Association has named Andrea Smith as its marketing and communications manager.

In her new role, Smith will assist in creating communication strategies to continue engagement of existing members, develop marketing strategies to increase membership, organize volunteers for Dozer Days in 2017, and provide administrative assistance to the executive director.

Smith is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration at Washington State University Vancouver. She brings administrative and communication experience from her background in initiative campaigning, as a leader of the Initiative for Public Deliberation, and internships with the Washington State Legislature and City of Vancouver.


Keith Richards, CEO of Corwin Beverage Company, a food and beverage distribution company, has joined the Hough Foundation’s Board of Directors. Richards, who has 30 years of private business distribution experience, has served as Corwin’s CEO since May 2016. He has expertise across numerous industries including flowers, video gaming, petroleum and home furnishings, and began his career with the accounting giant, Ernst and Young.


Kin San Nicolas was recently hired to manage ReTails Thrift Store, operated by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW).

In this role, he will oversee daily operations and management of the thrift superstore as well as find new opportunities to grow revenue to support shelter operations for HSSW.

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