Douglas R. Bohi (’67 PhD Econ.) won the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who.

Kim Herman (’67 Poli. Sci.) has retired after 35 years as the first executive director of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. During his career, the commission helped more than 81,000 families buy their first homes and financed the development of more than 141,000 multifamily apartments statewide.


Patrick Tucker (’72 Ag. Econ.) is the founder of Water from Wine, a nonprofit winery with a tasting room in Leavenworth and mission of generating revenue to fund clean water and sanitation projects.

Denny Hayden (’73 Bus.) was inducted into the Mid-Columbia Agriculture Hall of Fame, winning the organization’s Stewardship Award.

Dennis Munden (’73 Ag.) was inducted into the Mid-Columbia Agriculture Hall of Fame, winning the organization’s Agriculture Advisor Award.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has named Donald S. Wood (’73 PhD Zool.) as vice chairman of the board.

Al Aldrich (’76 Comm.) has retired after 24 years as a state lobbyist. He was the government affairs director for the Snohomish Public Utility District from 1995 to 2006 and senior vice president at Strategies 360 until he retired in summer 2019.

Terence “Terry” Stevens (’76, ’80 MS Env. Sci.) retired in 2019 after 36 years as director of the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Institute in north Puget Sound.


Mike Gallagher (’80 Ag. Eng.) was recognized as an American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Fellow.

Susan Blackburn (’81 Lib. Arts), chief executive of Providence St. Mary Medical Center, has joined the board of the Walla Walla YMCA.

Amy Freeman (’82 Const. Mgmt.) was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. She serves as director of the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program.

James “Jim” H. Welch (’82 MBA Fin.) has been appointed chief financial officer at Cognoa.

Rob Rice (’85 Const. Mgmt.) has built more than 3,000 homes in 43 different new home communities during a span of more than 30 years. He and his wife, Helena, live in Olympia with their two sons, Alex and Carson.

Dena Ybarra (’87 Hort.) was named “Cherry King” at the annual Cherry Institute of Northwest Cherry Growers. She serves on the board of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, chairs the commission’s cherry committee, and serves on the Cherry Breeding Program Advisory Committee.


IP Infusion has hired Rakesh Dubey (’91 MS Comp. Sci.) as vice president of engineering.

Baker Boyer Bank has promoted Cathy Schaeffer (’91 Ag. Bus., ’95 MA Ag. Econ.) to vice president. She also serves on the board for the Touchet School District.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency has appointed Annetta “Ann” Gibson (’92 PhD Bus.) as vice president for finance.

Cherie Davis (’93 Soc.) is a new board member for the Rainier School District.

Mario Martin (’93 MS Hort., ’06 MS Land. Arch.) has joined Shapiro Didway, a Portland landscape architecture firm.

Scott Samuel (’93 Hotel & Rest. Admin.) has joined Rouxbe as director of culinary enterprise.

Jozef Bosman (’94 Hotel & Rest. Admin.) is the new executive director for Summit Place Assisted Living in Bellingham.

Rick Campbell (’94 Ed.) has been named head coach of the BC Lions football team. He started his coaching career at the University of Oregon before making the leap to the Canadian Football League. He was head coach of the Ottawa Redblacks and has also worked for the Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Steve King (’95, ’97 MS Civ. Eng.) is the new public works director for the city of Port Townsend.

Henry Saylor-Scheetz (’95 Bus.) is the new principal of San Tan Heights K–8 in San Tan Valley, Arizona.

Chris Figgins (’96 Hort.), president and winemaking director for Figgins Family Wine Estates, has joined the board of the Walla Walla YMCA.

Hiral Chandrana (’97 Mech. Eng.) is the new president of SuneraTech.

Timothy Compton (’97 Microbiol.) is the chief commercial officer at Avid Bioservices.

Greg Frichette (’98. Lib. Arts) and his wife, Shae, of Frichette Winery were inducted into the Mid-Columbia Agriculture Hall of Fame, winning the organization’s Rising Star Award.

James M. Malcolm Jr. (’98 Crim. Jus.) has joined Skagit County as its director of probation services.

John Musella (’98 Comm.), president and chief strategist of communications and public affairs firm The Musella Group has been accepted into Forbes Agency Council, an invitation-only community for owners of and executives in successful public relations, media strategy, creative, and advertising agencies.

Aaron Edwards (’99 Comm., ’17 MHPA), chief executive officer of Ferry County Public Hospital District, has been appointed to the Washington State Hospital Association Rural Health Committee for the second consecutive year.

The new Roundtop Public House at Palouse Ridge Golf Club is operated by JW Links, co-owned by WSU associate professor Jim Harbour (’99 Hotel & Rest. Admin.) and Wade Dissmore (’97 Hotel & Rest. Admin.). They also own and run Fork in the Road Catering and Southfork Public House in Pullman.


Fredrik Amundsen (’01 Bus.) is the new chief financial officer at TGS. He comes to the position after 16 years with the company, most recently as executive vice president for TGS Europe.

Stephen Ziegler (’01 MA, ’03 PhD Poli. Sci.) recently founded the Center for Effective Regulatory Policy and Safe Access, a nonprofit research organization in Colorado that seeks to improve the way governments control drugs through research, education, and outreach.

Brandon Dully (’02 Civ. Eng.), vice president of Guy F. Atkinson Construction in Renton, has been named one of ten of ENR Northwest’s 2020 Top Young Professionals.

Alex Francis (’02 Hum.) is the new general manager of Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown.

Nintex has named Ben Brewer (’03 Comm.) its chief revenue officer, overseeing the company’s global sales operations.

Scott Dickinson (’03 Poli. Sci.) has been named principal managing broker for Coldwell Banker Bain’s South Snohomish offices.

Jeff Pierce (’03 Bus., Fin.) is the new chief executive officer of Wipfli Financial.

Megan Wickersham (’03 Ed.) is the new education program assistant for Hood River County OSU Extension Service and coordinator of its Master Gardeners Program.

Casey Parvey (’04 Soc. Sci.) is the new vice president at Alliant, a Portland-based property and casualty insurance company.

Sam Holden (’06 Const. Mgmt.), a project executive with Skanska in Portland, has been named one of ten of ENR Northwest’s 2020 Top Young Professionals.

Integrated Tax Services has hired Megan Dixon (’07 Hum.) as its new business manager.

Todd Downing (’08 Digi. Tech. and Cult.), president and co-owner of Waterland Estate Sales, has joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate team in Burien.


Fourth-grade dual-language teacher Cesar Hernandez (’10 Compara. Ethnic Stu.) has been promoted to assistant principal at Walla Walla’s Green Park Elementary School. The appointment begins July 1, 2020.

Craig Dammeier (’12 Poli. Sci.) has joined Holland & Hart’s corporate practice as an associate focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, financing, and general business matters.

Sativa Rasmussen (’12 Crim. Jus., Poli. Sci.) has joined the Seattle office of the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney as a lawyer in the firm’s cannabis practice group. She’s also the chair-elect for the Cannabis Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association. She founded the section in 2016.

Kyle Rydell (’13 Supt. Cert.) is the new superintendent of Spokane’s West Valley School District.

Erica Iverson (’15 MS Eng., Arch.) has joined indieDwell as a design engineer. ∞ Allison (Bannar) Zager (’16 Civ. Eng., ’18 MS Env. Eng.) is a staff engineer at ALLWEST’s Lewiston, Idaho, office.

Clare Bartholomew (’17 DVM) is the new, full-time veterinarian at the Mendocino Coast Humane Society.

Matthew Glover (’17 MA Music) was recently named executive director of the Billings Youth Orchestra.

Griffin Plenert (’17 Civ. Eng.) has joined the Portland office of KPFF Consulting Engineers as a civil designer.

Tom Murgatroyd (’19 Mech. Eng.) has joined Colmac Industries as an applications engineer.

Greater Spokane Incorporated has hired Tyler Parchem (’20 Poli. Sci.) as public affairs coordinator.


The Portland Thorns selected Morgan Weaver (’20 Soc. Sci.) as number two overall in the National Women’s Soccer League draft. Weaver tallied 43 goals and 12 assists in 85 appearances as a four-year starter at WSU. During her senior year, she helped guide the Cougars to the semifinals of the 2019 College Cup.