New jobs, new faces

Peoples Bank has appointed Yaneth Preciado as a mortgage loan representative at the Wenatchee Real Estate Loan Center. Preciado has been in the financial services industry for seven years serving in numerous roles, including relationship banker and mortgage loan assistant.

Joseph Hunter has joined the North Central Accountable Community of Health as a recovery coach coordinator, a new role in the organization. The primary goal of the recovery coach coordinator is to design a Recovery Coach Network to support individuals in recovery.

PACE Engineers Inc. has added John Zeman, PE, as branch manager of the Wenatchee office. Zeman has 27 years of civil engineering experience and has led the operations and direction of several local and national architectural, engineering, construction and technology companies. He has overseen facilities, transportation, aviation, mining, ports and maritime, transit, oil and gas, and industrial business lines.

Kenneth Ruud has joined Auburn-based Summit Packaging Inc. as a new full-time regional sales representative, focused on the Eastern Washington agriculture market. Ruud, who grew up in Waterville, will serve as Summit’s market leader for current and new customers in the region. Prior to joining Summit, he worked for Italy-based Unitec Inc. as the region’s sales manager.

Summit Packaging provides packaging materials, equipment and technical service to industrial manufacturers, agricultural businesses and food processing companies across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Western Canada.

Judi Jensen of Moses Lake has joined the North Central Education Foundation Board as a Grant County representative. She has been employed at North Central ESD since 2009. Prior to that, she worked for 20 years in the Soap Lake School District in various positions including teacher, state and federal programs director, special education director, dean of students and principal.


Wenatchee-based Key Methods has been named as one of the World’s premier managed service providers and one of the top MSPs in Washington state on the 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.

North Meridian Escrow Officer Aimee Tibbits has passed her Limited Practice Officer Exam on the first try for the second time in her career and was sworn in Sept. 25.

Eleven Wenatchee School District educators were presented with the district’s Outstanding Migrant/Bilingual Educator Award. Recipients helped 262 students become proficient in English and exit the State Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program.

These educators also planned and implemented the largest Wenatchee School District Summer School program on record, serving nearly 400 students grades kindergarten through seventh grade.

Award recipients include:

  • Annette Muller, first-grade bilingual teacher
  • Mary Doerr, intervention specialist
  • Alfredo Martinez, English as a second language intervention specialist
  • Lauri Hallock, ESL intervention specialist, migrant-bilingual facilitator
  • Lucy Garcia, ESL intervention specialist
  • Lorena Pulido, graduation specialist
  • Christine Rehwald, director’s secretary, special programs
  • Terri Goveia, GLAD (guided language acquisition design) agency trainer
  • Kathryn Anderson, GLAD agency trainer
  • Lina Maldonado, family advocate
  • Francine Alvarado, family advocate

— Cala Flamond, World staff

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