-- Kennewick General Hospital announced the appointment of Lisa Teske to director of marketing and business development. Teske has 23 years of experience in marketing. She will be responsible for the hospital's market presence.
-- Leo Martinez Jr. recently was promoted as branch manager of Numerica Credit Union's Pasco branch inside the Walmart in Pasco. Martinez has been with Numerica for more than a year. He has an extensive background in cash handling and management. Numerica awarded Martinez the Shining Star award for the third quarter in 2011 for his outstanding efforts.
-- Mike Levin has been promoted to general manager for Action Auto Services and Action Towing in Pasco and Kennewick. In his new position, Levin will oversee daily operations including sales, towing operations and promotion of the shop. For more information, call 531-6691.
-- Cascade Natural Gas has announced the appointment of John Cooley as manager of industrial and marketing services. For more information, call 888-522-1130.
-- Dr. W. Thomas Cooper was recently hired as an on-site physician at Life Care Center in Kennewick. Cooper will aid in hospital transitions, pharmacy communications and medical changes or emergencies. Life Care Center is at 1508 W. Seventh Ave., Kennewick.
-- The American Red Cross has announced the appointment of Kathye Kilgore as the new lead development specialist in the Benton-Franklin Chapter. In her new position, Kilgore will support development efforts in the area and event planning. For more information, go to inwred cross.org.
-- Yakima attorney Blaine Tamaki of Tamaki Law recently received the prestigious Alvin Anderson award from the Washington State Association for Justice. The award is given to an attorney who goes above and beyond to help generate economic resources so the association can promote and preserve the civil justice system.
-- Vicki Monteagudo, owner/broker of Century 21 Tri-Cities in Kennewick, won the contest to name the new Century 21 marketing platform, with Century 21 Business Builder. She won an iPad and 12 months of Market Leader premium marketing add-ons.
-- Esthetician Lynn Spicer recently completed her certification in clinical oncology esthetics. The certification prepares estheticians to provide safe and personalized spa treatments for individuals with health issues that affect skin. Spicer participated in a program that discussed side effects of cancer therapies and the importance of proper care for weakened immune systems. Spicer offers her treatments at Touch of Tranquility, 750 Swift Blvd., Suite 6, Richland.
-- Dr. Michael Myers of Kennewick's Northwest Cancer Clinic has become a board certified radiation oncologist after he completed a process of testing and peer evaluation in the specialty of radiation oncology.
-- Hermiston School District has announced the members of the Kennison Field Renovation Committee: Wade Smith, Greg Harris, Dennis Barnett, Mike Kay, Mark Hodges, Rich Harshberger, Brandt Lind, Jocelyn Jones, Larry Fetter, Erick Olson and Kirby Warner. The committee will meet to assist in the design and layout of the renovated complex.