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Identity Clark County Appoints Kevin Tapani as Director

Identity Clark County Appoints Kevin Tapani as Director

The business leaders group Identity Clark County (ICC) has appointed Kevin Tapani of Tapani Inc. to the group’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Tapani is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Battle Ground, Wash.-based Tapani Inc., which performs heavy civil, site construction and structural concrete services throughout the Pacific Northwest. He has 29 years of diversified experience with Tapani Inc., and currently focuses on financial management, risk management, facilities and...

Replacing century-old I-5 Bridge requires courageous leadership

Replacing century-old I-5 Bridge requires courageous leadership

This task should be considered an imperative for the vitality of our region, its citizens

The I-5 bridge connecting Washington and Oregon just celebrated its 102nd anniversary.
The first span replaced an overcrowded ferry system thanks to courageous leadership from Clark and Multnomah County leaders who fronted $1.75 million for construction paid by nickel tolls per horse and car. A second span was added 60 years ago, making way for one-way traffic on each span. Currently, the bridge carries about 135,000 vehicles a day. Its companion, the I-205 bridge, carries about 160,000...

Identity Clark County Appoints Wollam, Holloway To Board Of Directors

Identity Clark County Appoints Wollam, Holloway To Board Of Directors

The business leaders group Identity Clark County (ICC) has appointed Terry Wollam and Cyndi Holloway to the group’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Wollam is owner and managing broker of Wollam and Associates, a real estate brokerage through RE/MAX Equity Group. The lifelong Vancouver resident has 20 years of real estate development and sales experience including participating in development of more than 1,000 residential properties. He recently completed a one-year term on the ICC Board...

Identity Clark County Names Maren Calvert to Ed Lynch Honorary Board Seat

Identity Clark County Names Maren Calvert to Ed Lynch Honorary Board Seat

The business leaders group Identity Clark County has selected Maren Calvert to the 2019 Ed Lynch Board Seat, a one-year courtesy appointment to the group’s Board of Directors.
Ms. Calvert recently joined Vancouver-based Horenstein Law Group PLLC, after a 20-year career in the United States Air Force in both active and reserve duty. Her family relocated to the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area in 2017 as she concluded work in Air Force federal policy roles and having practiced law...

Identity Clark County Appoints Hyde, Honors Campbell

Identity Clark County Appoints Hyde, Honors Campbell

The business leaders organization Identity Clark County today announced the appointment of Josie Hyde to its Board of Directors and honored Scott Campbell as its third Director Emeritus.
Ms. Hyde, Vancouver, is Vice President and Operations Manager of WFG National Title, a title, escrow and settlement services company with three Vancouver area offices. She entered the real estate industry in 2001 and joined WFG National Title in 2017. Ms. Hyde studied business and corporate communications...

Identity Clark County Appoints Johnson, Moltrum

Identity Clark County Appoints Johnson, Moltrum

The business leaders organization Identity Clark County today announced the appointment of Tony Johnson and Casey Moltrum to its board of directors. Mr. Johnson, La Center, is a shareholder and business team lead for Davidson & Associates Insurance where he has provided risk management services since 2009. He previously operated the executive consulting business TJ & Associates. Mr. Johnson has a degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and is actively involved in the...

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...

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