Movers & Shakers 11/21/2014

Jeff Day


Columbia Credit Union has promoted Jeff Day to home loans officer, replacing Cathy Boepsflug, who retired after 22 years of service.

In his new role, Day will be responsible for originating mortgage loans on behalf of the credit union, generating leads, serving members and ensuring department compliance with regulations and policies.

“Jeff’s leadership, sales and service skills will make him a great addition to our mortgage team,” said Doug Davis, Columbia Credit Union VP of lending sales. “Members will appreciate his lending background and ability to connect with them on a personal level.”

Day has 10 years of financial sales experience, previously serving as a financial services representative at the credit union’s Cascade Park branch, and has ranked as a top performer for loan production for the past four years. Other previous roles include real estate loan officer, business banker and operations supervisor for a national bank.

Day holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University.


Vancouver City Councilmember Larry Smith was recently elected to serve a two-year term on the Meals on Wheels People Board of Directors.

Smith joined the city council in 2004 and currently serves on a number of boards including the Clark County Veterans Court Advisory Board and the Community Home, Health and Hospice Board.

Since 1970 the Meals on Wheels People has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 34 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals on Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of more than 8,000 volunteers, the nonprofit organization now serves 5,000 meals daily and 1.1 million meals each year.


Vancouver-based Columbia Title recently announced the promotion of Kim Shirley as the company’s newest escrow officer.

Shirley has more than 17 years of experience in the real estate industry.
She said she prides herself in providing constant communication and a high level of professional integrity.

“I am very honored to have been given this opportunity and I look forward to building my desk with the professionals of the industry,” she said.


The Association of Washington Business (AWB) has hired longtime business advocate, grassroots coordinator and legislative communications expert Bobbi Cussins to serve as communications manager. Cussins replaces Jason Hagey, who became AWB’s director of communications in September.

Cussins comes to statewide organization with nearly 16 years of experience, having started her career in Olympia at the Washington state chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business. She also worked as the communications director for the Washington Restaurant Association, and was most recently a senior public information officer and grassroots coordinator in the state House of Representatives.

Cussins is a graduate of Humboldt State University with degrees in journalism and Spanish.


Heritage Bank recently hired Brian Fleetwood to serve as vice president commercial lender at its Vancouver Office.

Fleetwood comes to Heritage Bank with more than 20 years of banking experience, most recently as VP of commercial banking with Umpqua Bank in Vancouver.

In his new role, Fleetwood will provide comprehensive business and personal solutions for existing and new clients while managing and developing a commercial loan portfolio.

Fleetwood is actively involved in the community as a member of the Advisory Board for the Washington State University Mentor and Analysis program at the Vancouver campus. In addition, he serves on the Board of Director’s for Learning Avenues Child Care Center and Columbia River Economic Development Council.


Carlos Carreon, Cowlitz County’s health and human services director, has received a Public Health Leadership Award from the Washington State Public Health Association (WSPHA). The annual award recognizes outstanding leadership in areas such as public health advocacy, research, education, leadership and/or equity and social justice.

In less than two years, Carlos led Cowlitz County through a transition from a single-county Regional Support Network (RSN) for mental health & chemical dependency services to a three-county RSN. He also helped orchestrate the county’s first Mental Health Court and launched a nurse/family partnership program.

“This esteemed award comes as no surprise to anyone who has worked with and experienced Carlos Carreon’s incredible passion and commitment for the health of Cowlitz County,” said Cowlitz County Commissioner James Misner.