Port of Benton Commissioner Roy Keck was recently elected president of the Washington Public Ports Association for 2015.
He was chosen by the 69 ports that belong to the association and will replace this year’s president, Port of Seattle Commissioner Tom Albro.
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• Jeff Hall, a Benton PUD commissioner, has been named to a three-year term on the American Public Power Association’s Policy Makers Council by the association’s board of directors. The national association represents community-owned electric utilities that serve 47 million consumers and promotes legislation important to public power systems like the Benton Public Utility District. Hall has been a Benton PUD commissioner since 2002.
• Lori Sanders has been elected president of the Benton PUD Commission for 2015. Barry Bush was elected vice president and Jeff Hall was elected secretary. Sanders has been a public utility district commissioner since 2005. She is the owner and president of Energy Incentives, a consulting firm on conservation and renewable resources.
has been appointed to the Senior Life Resources Northwest board of directors.
Burklin is a Tri-City resident. As a member of the board, he will take part in decisions made by the board of directors to best provide professional community-based care to elderly residents within the community so they can safely live in their own home. Senior Life Resources Northwest is a Tri-City-based regional nonprofit.
• Phil Ohl has been named senior vice president of Kurion’s European operations and will work in Kurion’s just-opened office in Warrington, England. The office is the eighth facility opened by Kurion and will support the company’s growing operations in Europe, addressing Cold War waste and decommissioning nuclear power plants. Kurion was president of Vista Engineering Technologies in Richland before it was acquired by Kurion earlier this year and he became chief operating officer for Kurion’s Richland office. Ohl has 25 years of engineering and design experience for nuclear and hazardous waste sites.
• David Brockman has been promoted to executive vice president of North American operations for Kurion. As part of his expanded role, he will oversee Kurion’s engineering and robotics team. Brockman joined Kurion as chief operating officer in 2013. Among his previous jobs was serving as manager of the Department of Energy’s Hanford Office of River Protection and Hanford Richland Operations Office.
has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer at Lower Valley Credit Union. His promotion is effective as of Jan. 1.
Beck joined the credit union in January 2012, and since has served in multiple capacities, including as a compliance and training specialist and a risk management officer. Most recently, he has served as a finance vice president within the executive management team.
He is a member of the credit union’s loan review, asset liability and investment committees. A Yakima Valley native and active Rotarian, Beck will serve as president of the Sunnyside Rotary during 2015-16.
Walla Walla General Hospital has received the 2014 Mission: Lifeline Bronze Referring Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.
The Mission: Lifeline program encourages the improvement of response times and to provide prompt, appropriate treatment to streamline systems of care to quickly get heart patients from the first 911 call to the hospital for treatment.