-- Numerica Credit Union recently hired Patricia Braddock as vice president overseeing the market areas surrounding the Tri-Cities, Wenatchee Valley and Moses Lake branches. Braddock has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. Her most recent employer was American West Bank, where she was the senior vice-president regional manager for North Idaho and Eastern Washington.
-- Mike Roberts has become a Banner Bank vice president at its Quinault Loan Center, 8203 Quinault Ave. in Kennewick. Roberts has been an agricultural field officer for Banner Bank since 2003.
-- Laura Harris-Hodges of Kennewick's Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Associated Brokers was ranked 140 out of 1,000 residential real estate agents nationwide by REAL Trends/The Wall Street Journal for the number of properties she sold in 2011. She also is ranked fourth of all agents in Washington and first among Coldwell Banker agents in the state.
-- Russell Haffner of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest Site Office has been presented the Secretary of Energy's Appreciation Award. The quality and assurance program manager at PNSO was recognized for his efforts to improve operations throughout the DOE. In addition to his duties at PNSO, he has split his time between his office at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland and DOE Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
-- Eric Bell, Frannie Skomurski and Rick Cameron have been awarded the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory director's Fitzner-Eberhardt Award for outstanding contributions to science and engineering education. Bell has helped organize and lead a math club and a computer programming club at Delta High School in Richland. Skomurski has developed a presentation for students and teachers discussing science, technology, engineering and math subjects and internship opportunities. Cameron volunteers with education, internships and outreach and is involved with WSU Tri-Cities. All three are PNNL staff.
-- Tiffany McFarland, a Washington River Protection Solutions procurement specialist at Hanford, has been named a certified professional in supply management by the Institute of Supply Management. She is the only CPSM in the Columbia Basin region, according to WRPS. She has worked at Hanford since 2007.
-- The Tri-Cities National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors recently elected new board members. They are: Craig Forman, president, Todd Halterman, president-elect, Kevin Gunn, treasurer and directors Mark Rogers, Niles Gale, Joseph Peterson, John Henker, Jason Hastie, Roger McDowell, Ryan Sullivan and Brad Toner.
-- The Chaplaincy named Juan "Al" Cordova, Carol Johnson and Bill Kitchen to serve on its board of directors. Cordova is the chief executive officer of Tri-Cities Community Health and a board member for Community Health Network of Washington. Johnson is President of Washington Closure Hanford and has served on several boards, including Tri-City Development Council and the United Way. Kitchen is recently retired and serves as the chairman of the board for the National Management Association and a volunteer at the Tri-Cities Food Bank.
-- Jean C. Saunders, a state licensed mental health counselor, with more than 35 years of experience, opened Jean C. Saunders Counseling Services PLLC at 1305 Mansfield St., Suite 5, in Richland on June 1. She sees adults and adolescents and can be reached at 509-943-0990 for appointments. Her business shares an office and is associated with Carole Siefken of Siefken Psychiatric Services PLLC, a psychiatric nurse practitioner.
-- Dr. Gerald Moran has opened a Kennewick office of M and M Chiropractic at 116 S. Washington St. Moran, who opened M and M Chiropractic in Connell about five years ago, also has started providing mobile chiropractic services to businesses in the Tri-Cities. For more information, go to mand mchiro.com or call 888-682-2330 or 509-591-9977.
-- The Style Bar, a hair salon, recently opened at 10121 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite 105, in Kennewick. Owners are Coralee Fisher and Linda Miller. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; evenings and Saturdays by appointment only. Phone: 509-222-1234. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Stevenson Advertising, with offices in the Tri-Cities and Lynnwood, received bronze awards in two categories at the 33rd annual Telly Awards. The awards, both connected to a commercial for the Puget Sound's Larson Automotive Group, were in Automotive and Visual Effects. The commercial was written, produced and edited by Stevenson's Tim Grand and Shawn Sergev. Kathy Balcom is the vice president of Eastern Washington sales. The Telly Awards, which began in 1979, are viewed as the top honor for local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, video and film productions as well as online commercials, videos and films.