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Published May 2002

People Watching

Bob Schumacher has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Snohomish County PUD Credit Union. He succeeds Helen Van Putten, who is retiring. Schumacher has more than 20 years of experience in the credit-union industry, having worked at the Credit Union National Association in Madison, Wis., as well as the Washington Credit Union League.

Cecil Kost has joined MedManage Systems Inc. of Bothell as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he had been President for E-commerce at SciQuest. MedManage is a privately held company that creates software specifically for drug manufacturers, physicians and pharmacists.

Mark Isaacson of Western Facilities Supplies Inc. of Everett recently completed a sales seminar conducted by Spartan Chemical Co. in Ohio. Western is a Spartan product distributor.

Jamie Curtismith is the new Director of the Northwest Women’s Business Center. Formerly an engineer for Boeing and a stockbroker at Dean Witter Reynolds, she has owned a few of her own ventures and teaches the Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Series at Everett Community College.

Physical therapists Jeff Stuart and Todd Wallin with the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center of Everett recently completed advanced training. Stuart completed a class on back rehabilitation. Wallin completed a course in shoulder evaluation and treatment.

John L. Scott has hired the following real estate agents in:

  • Everett: Michelle Macris, Maureen Mar, Fernando Castro, Anne Shea, Stephen Shea, T.C. Hyatt and Connie Chung.
  • Marysville: Jim Leonard, Jason Martinez, Paula Bartok, Tracie Diemert, Jay Richardson and Judi Petrik.
  • Lynnwood: Dave Cramer, Gale Shum, Jim Fox and Kevin McCarthy.
  • Lynnwood West: George Riad.
  • Granite Falls: Jim Clarke.
  • Lake Stevens: Kyle Mose and Lori Larsh.

John V. Meno, an Investment Representative for Edward Jones’ Arlington office, has earned the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist.

Dennis Joines has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Horizon Bank. Most recently, Joines was Senior Vice President/National Small Business and SBA Manager for Washington Mutual Bank.

Jerry Dawson has joined Frontier Bank’s Real Estate Loan Center in Everett as Vice President/Reverse Mortgage Specialist. He will be working in the bank’s administrative office at 332 SW Everett Mall Way. Dawson has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry and formerly was with Cascade Bank. Laura DeKlyen has been promoted to Operations Officer at Frontier’s Lynnwood office. She previously worked in a branch support position for six years at the main office and has been with the Lynnwood office for the past two years.

Michelle Lee has been promoted to Field Vice President for Allstate Insurance Co.’s Northwest Region in Bothell and will supervise operations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. David Schwartzer has been promoted to Assistant Field Vice President for the region.

Alex Ferenczy is the new Medical Director and Chairman of the clinical advisory board for LifeSpex Inc., a Bothell company developing light-based products for early cancer detection. Ferenczy is a professor of pathology and obstetrics and gynecology at McGill University and a department head at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. He will play a key role in helping the company complete its clinical trials and in continuing to build its advisory board, according to LifeSpex.

Randy Hodges, Culinary Manager at the Olive Garden restaurant at 1321 Everett Mall Way, recently traveled to Italy to attend Olive Garden’s Culinary Institute of Tuscany for a five-day training session. He and a team of other culinary managers from around the country also traveled throughout Italy visiting restaurants, meeting local chefs and touring regional wineries. Hodges was chosen by his general manager and director of operations to participate in the program.

Marci Chew has joined the city of Mill Creek as its new engineering technician. She’s responsible for maintaining the city’s storm-water facilities and tracking systems.

Jason Jarett is the new Director of Ballpark Operations for the Everett AquaSox. Last season, Jarett, a Washington State University graduate, was an intern under Gary Farwell, who had been the Ballpark Operations Director since 1995. Farwell recently accepted a job with the University of Washington’s field management department.

Randy and Pam Spoo, owners of Snohomish Valley Ice Cream and Sammy Joe’s Confections in Snohomish, recently received a visit from Bob Simpson, President of Jelly Belly Candy Co., based in Fairfield, Calif. Other than the large grocery stores, Sammy Joe’s is the area’s largest retailer of Jelly Belly jelly beans, Randy Spoo said. The Spoos have owned the ice cream shop at 900 First St. for about five years. They started Sammy Joe’s Confections — named after their daughter — in September.

Dick Bennett, who recently retired from Perteet Engineering Inc. of Everett, was feted at the new Everett Station. Bennett is former President and CEO of the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce and also a former Navy captain who was instrumental in bringing a Navy base to Everett. He was lauded for his work in business development, transportation and human services. Bennett is succeeded by Janet Prichard as Director of Marketing and Business Development for Perteet. Prichard previously worked as Public Relations Director of Pacific Lutheran University for 11 years and also operated her own public relations and marketing firm.

Kyung Kim has joined Windermere Real Estate’s Mukilteo office as a sales associate. Kim recently was a tour driver with Coach USA of Everett. Kenneth Scott has joined Windermere’s Everett-South office as a sales associate. He previously was a sales associate with John L. Scott of Everett. Jerry Springer has joined Windermere’s Lynnwood office as a sales associate. He previously was in sales with Apache Camping Center of Everett. Sharol Hall has joined Windermere’s Lynnwood office as an associate broker. She previously was in sales management with Lozier Homes/ Brentwood Group of Bellevue.

Tom Hoban Sr., President of Coast Commercial Properties Inc. of Everett, has been chosen as the 2001 Commercial Broker of the Year by the Washington chapter of the Certified Investment Real Estate Institute, a division of the National Association of Realtors. Hoban, one of only 7,000 Certified Commercial Property Investment Members (CCIMs) nationally, was selected by his peers for his work on a complicated real estate transaction between Providence Health System and Everett Community College in the purchase of the 17-acre Broadway Plaza shopping center in north Everett. He is associated with Coast Real Estate Services, formed in 1987 by his sons, CEO Tom Hoban and President Shawn Hoban. The firm, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading property management businesses, manages nearly $1 billion of real estate assets. The senior Hoban is particularly proud of Coast Real Estate Services’ 1999 recognition as Washington Family Business of the Year by the national Family Enterprise Institute, an honor shared with winners such as Nordstrom and the Frank D. Russell Co.

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