Movers & Shakers 8/19/2016

Nancy Olmsted


On Line Support, a technology consulting firm headquartered in Vancouver, has hired Nancy Olmsted as its vice president of communications.

Olmsted has 25 years of experience leading marketing teams in the financial services industry, most recently serving as VP of marketing with Columbia Credit Union.

In her new role, Olmsted will lead communications and marketing efforts including digital media, advertising, community involvement, events and internal and external communications. Additionally, she will manage On Line Support’s security testing and training services, which allow employers to test and train employees in how to spot and avert phishing and spear phishing ploys.

“Nancy brings extensive marketing and communications expertise to On Line Support,” said Eric Olmsted, company president. “Throughout her 25-year career, her marketing initiatives contributed toward significant growth at multiple financial institutions, including Clark County’s largest credit union and have also earned her multiple national awards for her marketing efforts. We’re excited to tap into Nancy’s talents to grow our reach, introduce new products and enhance our communications.”

In addition to her VP communications role, Olmsted, a Certified Grant Writer, will head up the firm’s newly added grant writing service, Lane 13 Consulting, which provides grant proposal research, writing and evaluation for nonprofits.

Olmsted serves on the boards of Share Vancouver and Exceed Enterprises.


Vancouver-based WRK Engineers recently announced the hiring of Jennifer Tierney.

Tierney comes to WRK with more than eight years of administrative experience, working in the health, safety, and environmental department at a metal fabrication shop where she had numerous responsibilities including maintaining records, writing and editing letters, completing reports, conducting training and planning company events.

Tierney has a bachelor’s degree in English.


Doug Bartocci has joined the commercial brokerage team at Eric Fuller & Associates, Inc. Bartocci has been a commercial real estate broker in the Portland/Vancouver Metro Area market since April 2001.He specializes in the leasing and sales of office properties.


Coldwell Banker Seal (CB Seal), a provider of real estate brokerage services in Washington and Oregon, has announced the hiring of two new brokers: Dawneen Dostert and Jennifer Hoffman.

Dosert will serve clients from the Coldwell Banker Seal – Vancouver West office. Hoffman will work out of the Coldwell Banker Seal – Vancouver East office. Both will provide real estate services to home buyers and sellers.


Identity Clark County (ICC) last week announced the appointment of a three-person team to staff its organization going forward.

ICC appointed business communications professional Ron Arp as president of the organization, making permanent an interim role Arp assumed in April following the tragic loss of ICC’s leader John McKibbin and a passenger in a March airplane accident.

Arp has worked closely with ICC since 2008. He brings 30 years of strategy and communications experience supporting businesses and nonprofits, including operating the Brush Prairie-based firm Amplify Group since 2008.

High Five Media co-founder Jim Mains will serve as vice president. Mains currently holds ICC’s honorary Ed Lynch Board Seat, a one-year courtesy position reserved for an emerging leader. He brings 10 years of political and community leadership, including leading numerous campaigns and serving as an elected Clark County Freeholder. He also has a decade of ministry service and serves as assistant to the Ed Lynch estate.

The group also appointed Sean Philbrook as program manager. Philbrook is a recent graduate of WSU Vancouver, where he was a student government leader and supported the Initiative for Public Deliberation.

“Together, this determined team has a strong working knowledge of Identity Clark County’s initiatives and priorities, and brings fresh energy toward making our region an even better place to live, work and enjoy,” said Tom Mears, ICC chairman and chairman of the Holland Corporation.

The three-person team will transition into their roles next month.

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