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Identity Clark County Appoints Fuehrer as Director

Identity Clark County Appoints Fuehrer as Director

The business leadership organization Identity Clark County today announced the appointment of Tyson Fuehrer to its board of directors.
Mr. Fuehrer is Vice President of Biggs Insurance Services, the largest independent and locally-owned agency in SW Washington, and leads the Life & Health Department, guiding individual and group clients through the benefits programs that impact them. He previously was CEO of the benefits service administrator Polestar Benefits,...

Identity Clark County Adds Three Directors

Identity Clark County Adds Three Directors

The business leadership organization Identity Clark County has appointed Sharif Burdzik, Greg Usselman and Michael Lynch to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Burdzik is Vice President at Riverview Community Bank, having been involved in area banking since the early 2000s. He has chaired Leadership Clark County, the Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association and Cascadia Technology Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and Pacific Coast Banking School.
Mr. Usselman is...

Identity Clark County Adds Sean Gregory of Peacehealth Columbia Network and Peter Seeley of Providence Health Plan

Identity Clark County Adds Sean Gregory of Peacehealth Columbia Network and Peter Seeley of Providence Health Plan

The business leadership organization Identity Clark County has appointed Sean Gregory of PeaceHealth Columbia Network and Peter Seeley of Providence Health Plan to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Gregory is Chief Executive of the PeaceHealth Columbia Network, where he oversees both Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver and St. John Medical Center in Longview. He previously was CEO of Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center in Rockledge, Fla, and served in leadership roles with SSM Health...

Minnesota fire chief recounts bridge catastrophe

Minnesota fire chief recounts bridge catastrophe

Need for a safer Interstate 5 bridge highlighted in talk

“It is the worst hour and a half of your life that you’re going to have, having an event like this,” Minneapolis Fire Department Chief John Fruetel said to a gathering of local officials and business leaders at Warehouse 23 in Vancouver Dec. 18. 
From the vantage point of the event space overlooking the Columbia River and the Interstate 5 bridge, he talked in detail about the harrowing trial of Aug. 1, 2007, when the then-assistant chief was handling operations of...

Identity Clark County Appoints Barrett to Board, Names Frederiksen Director Emeritus

Identity Clark County Appoints Barrett to Board, Names Frederiksen Director Emeritus

The business leadership organization Identity Clark County (ICC) has appointed Lance Barrett of Barrett & Co. PLLC to its Board of Directors, and named Ron Frederiksen of RSV Building Solutions as Director Emeritus.
Barrett, a CPA, is founder and managing partner of Barrett & Co. a Camas-based public accounting firm he created in 1986 that specializes in construction, manufacturing, transportation and real estate industries. Barrett brings more than 30 years of public and corporate...

Identity Clark County Names Terry Wollam to Ed Lynch Honorary Board Seat

Identity Clark County Names Terry Wollam to Ed Lynch Honorary Board Seat

The business leaders group Identity Clark County has selected Terry Wollam to the 2018 Ed Lynch Board Seat, a one-year courtesy appointment to the group’s Board of Directors.
A lifelong Vancouver resident, Mr. Wollam brings 20 years of real estate development and sales experience as owner and managing broker of Wollam and Associates, a real estate brokerage through RE/MAX Equity Group. Mr. Wollam has participated in development of more than 1 ,000 residential properties across the...

Identity Clark County Adds Cory Irwin of PacTrust to its Board of Directors

Identity Clark County Adds Cory Irwin of PacTrust to its Board of Directors

The business leadership organization Identity Clark County has appointed Cory Irwin of PacTrust to its Board of Directors.
Irwin is Leasing and Property Manager for PacTrust, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest real estate developers and investment property owners with 12.9 million square feet of operating space and 201 acres of undeveloped land. Irwin is responsible for leasing and development of the Columbia Tech Center multi-use development in east Vancouver. Irwin began work...

Identity Clark County Appoints Richards to Board, Names Kassab Emeritus Director

Identity Clark County Appoints Richards to Board, Names Kassab Emeritus Director

The business leadership organization Identity Clark County (ICC) has appointed Keith Richards of Corwin Beverage Company to its Board of Directors, and named Elie Kassab of Prestige Development its first Emeritus Director.
Richards became CEO of Corwin Beverage in 2016, bringing 30 years of private company leadership to the 75-year-old iconic food and beverage distribution company which is based in Ridgefield and employs 150. The Seattle native has an MBA from Grand Canyon University and...

Business Leaders Applaud Bipartisan Effort to Restart I-5 Bridge Replacement Planning Process

Business Leaders Applaud Bipartisan Effort to Restart I-5 Bridge Replacement Planning Process

The business leadership group Identity Clark County expresses its appreciation to the Washington state legislature for approving a bill restarting a process for replacing the century-old outdated and accident-prone I-5 bridge.
The bill, SSB 5806, received an overwhelmingly strong concurrence vote today from the Washington Senate after amendments from the House, with a vote of 44-4, and now advances to Governor Inslee for his signature. It establishes a joint Oregon-Washington legislative...

Identity Clark County Adds Mike Nieto to its Board of Directors

Identity Clark County Adds Mike Nieto to its Board of Directors

The business leadership organization Identity Clark County has appointed Mike Nieto of Catworks Construction to its Board of Directors.
Nieto is President of Catworks Construction of Battle Ground, Wash., a full-service construction general contractor with civil, facilities, trucking and environmental divisions. The minority-owned business was formed in 2005 and employs nearly 40 who work across the western United States.
Nieto is president of the Southwest Washington Contractors...

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