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New Vice President for Finance and Administration Named at Clover Park Technical College |

Categories: 1970s | College of Business | Professional or career event

Larry Clark was named new vice president for finance and administration at Clover Park Technical College. Clark has worked at CPTC since 2012 and has 35 years of relevant experience from a variety of administration roles in higher education.

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Guild Mortgage Names Jordan Flowers New Kirkland Branch Manager |

Categories: 2000s | College of Business | Professional or career event

Guild Mortgage Co., one of the fastest-growing independent mortgage banking companies in the country, has selected Jordan Flowers as branch manger for its Kirkland, Washington branch.

A ten-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Flowers (NMLS: 453429) has strong experience in both wholesale and retail lending. Prior to Guild, he was branch manager for American Pacific Mortgage in Kirkland and previously served as the sales manager at imortgage. The Kirkland branch is located at 720 4th Ave. Suite 240, Kirkland, WA, 98033 (NMLS: 290080). The telephone number for the branch is 425-250-3150.

Flowers, a Washington State University graduate, was born and raised in Redmond, Washington, and has a history as a top originator of home loans. Flowers has been active in the mortgage banking industry and is in line to be the programs committee chair with the Washington Mortgage Bankers Association through 2016.

“Guild Mortgage has an array of products and services that is unmatched in the industry,” said Flowers. “Guild also has a community focus, which is the culture we want to have flourish in our branch. Giving back to the community through charitable causes is very important to me and my colleagues.”

Guild offers a traditional range of residential mortgage products and funds most of its loans, which provides consistency and also speeds approvals. Its loan professionals can serve the needs of any homebuyer, from helping first-time homebuyers achieve their dreams of home ownership, often through government loan programs, to providing jumbo loans and construction-to-permanent loans through its relationship with Mutual of Omaha Bank.

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Aron Baynes Signs Contract with the Detroit Pistons |

Categories: 2000s | athletics | College of Education | Professional or career event | sports

Aron Baynes played on the Washington State men’s basketball team for four seasons, from 2006-09. Baynes previously played two-and-a-half seasons with the San Antonio Spurs.

For the full story visit: http://www.wsucougars.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30400&ATCLID=210209591

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City of Yakima’s New Human Resources Director Named |

Categories: 2000s | College of Arts and Sciences | Professional or career event

After having served in an interim capacity for the last four months, Connie Mendoza has been named the City of Yakima’s Human Resources Director.

In April, City Manager Tony O’Rourke selected Mendoza to fill the Human Resources Director position on an interim basis while he evaluated how to fill the job permanently. She will officially begin her tenure as Human Resources Director on Monday, August 3rd.

“Connie has exceeded my expectations during her tenure as interim director,” said O’Rourke. “I am confident that she has the leadership skills and customer service experience needed to help the department continue to deliver superior service to City employees and the public. She is a great asset to both the HR Department and our leadership team,” said O’Rourke.

Mendoza, a native of Yakima, graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1989. Mendoza started her career with the City of Yakima in 1993 when she was hired as a department assistant in the Purchasing Division. In 1994 Mendoza was promoted to the position of assistant buyer in the same division.

In 2001, Mendoza relocated to Western Washington where she worked for King County as a contract specialist. About a year later, she moved back to the Yakima area and became the secretary to the superintendent of the West Valley School District.

In 2006, Mendoza rejoined the City of Yakima as the administrative assistant to the fire chief. Almost a year ago, she was promoted to the position of police services manager. As police services manager, Mendoza oversaw civilian staff that manages and processes data for the Yakima Police Department.

Mendoza graduated from Yakima Valley Community College in 2005 with an Associate of Arts degree. In 2008, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science from Washington State University. And, last year Mendoza earned a Master of Business Administration degree in management and strategy from the Western Governors University.

The City of Yakima Human Resources Department provides a variety of services including employee recruitment and testing, medical benefits administration, disciplinary action review, union contract negotiations, and employee training.

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Ryan Call Named New Associate Principal and Director of Urban Design |

Categories: 2000s | Award or honor | Engineering and Architecture | Professional or career event

ELS Architecture and Urban Design promoted Ryan Call to associate principal and director of Urban Design. Call joined ELS in 2001 and has since developed an expertise in mixed-use urban communities. Call recently received the Urban Land Institute’s Apgar Award for co-authoring “New Suburbanism: Reinventing Inner-Ring Suburbs.”

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