Movers & Shakers: 12/20/2013

Mark Oury

“Mark’s extraordinary sales insight and expertise will add a valuable perspective to our world-class team,” said Bankcard Brokers President Brett Taylor. “His dedication to excellence and customer focus will be a key asset in assisting Bankcard Brokers in maintaining its corporate promise of credibility, legitimacy, transparency and world class support – no exceptions, no excuses.”

Bankcard Brokers was founded in 2007 and is located at 222 NE Park Plaza Dr., Suite 113, in Vancouver.


Vancouver web design and digital marketing agency Webfor has hired Ed Bisquera as a digital marketing consultant.

Bisquera comes to Webfor with experience in the social media and digital marketing fields, from his work in the mortgage, real estate and automotive industries.

“We’re excited to add Ed to our growing team, as he brings his experience in digital marketing as one of our consultants to small and medium sized businesses, supporting our on-going mission here at,” said CEO Kevin Getch in a press release. “It’s essential in such a highly competitive space as the Internet to stay ahead of the curve and our clients’ competition and adding a digital marketing consultant such as Ed, allows companies to leverage our digital marketing team’s combined experience to take their business to the next level.”


Columbia Credit Union (CCU) has hired Paul Stednitz to serve as vice president of branch services.

In his new role, Stednitz will lead the strategic development and management of the credit union’s 12 retail branches to drive maximum productivity, sales, service and growth, the company said.

“Paul brings extensive credit union and banking experience,” said CCU EVP Chief Operating Officer, Bill Fulk. “He has a successful track record of growing retail and commercial banking delivery channels, implementing sales initiatives and mentoring and training staff. We look forward to his contributions that will guide Columbia to new levels of enhanced member service and growth.”

Stednitz has more than 20 years of banking experience. He most recently served as vice president of retail banking for a Seattle area bank.

Stednitz holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico, a master’s degree from Golden Gate University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.


Corwin Beverage Company has promoted Lindsay Forst to the position of office coffee sales representative.

In her new role, Forst will be responsible for workplace coffee and other beverage services.

“I’m delighted to have Lindsay join our coffee team,” said Scott McFeron, Corwin’s coffee sales manager. “Her excellent customer service, attention to detail and desire to win is an asset that will make her and our team successful.”

Forst, a Battle Ground resident, has worked for Corwin Beverage for three years, most recently as the company accounts payable clerk.


Paul DickerJamie BirkelandDave Jacobus

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) has named Paul Dicker the “2013 Ambassador of the Year.”

Dicker is the coordinator for the Employee Corporate Benefits Program at Dick Hannah Dealerships and was selected based on his involvement, longevity of service and participation at events, among other criteria, the chamber said.

Additionally, a new designation, Ambassador Rookie of the Year Award, was given to Jamie Birkeland of Riverview Community Bank and Dave Jacobus of Jacobus Carstar.

The recipients were determined by a vote from their peers.


DavidKaylorChris Stefanek

Vancouver-based Alpha Ecological Pest Control recently appointed David Kaylor as the company’s northwest regional manager and Chris Stefanek as its southwest regional manager.

In addition, the pest control company announced that Jeff Patton will assume the role of commercial manager, overseeing all account managers working in its commercial department.


The Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) has appointed Lenore Derrick to its Board of Directors. Derrick is a manager of business development for DePaul Industries in Portland.

Lenore will join other community leaders in helping Vancouver-based NWABA achieve its mission of providing life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

“To be a contributing member of the community that I live and work in is very important to me and I feel privileged to have been provided this opportunity to serve Northwest Association for Blind Athletes,” said Derrick. “I feel their mission to provide experiences to individuals who are blind or visually impaired in the form of sports and other physical activity is inspiring. There are many outlets for volunteerism throughout our community but this organization is a perfect place to dedicate my time and experience.”

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