Spokane Journal of Business

Journal selects Rising Stars

2020 class to be honored at Sept. 10 virtual event

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The Journal of Business has selected 10 Spokane-area young professionals as its 2020 class of Rising Stars. 

Those future leaders will be honored at a virtual event on Sept. 10.

This year’s honorees include five women and five men, all of whom are under 40 years old and work in the Inland Northwest.

Women in this year’s class are Natasha Hill, attorney at Natasha L. Hill PS; Elisabeth Hooker, marketing and programming director at Downtown Spokane Partnership; Rochelle Marsh, chief financial officer at Multifab Corp.; Alia Russell, casino operations manager at Kalispel Casino; and Amy Sargent, director of provider services at MultiCare Health System.

Men to be recognized this year are Joel Barbour, owner and creative director of The Great PNW; DaShawn Bedford, production manager at Community-Minded Enterprises; Jason Boudreau, owner of Drive509 truck driving school; Toby Broemmeling, executive director of the West Plains Chamber of Commerce; and Joe Gellatly, co-founder and CEO of Medcurity Inc.

This year’s honorees were selected by Journal newsroom staff from nearly 90 nominations received from readers in recent weeks.

They mark the seventh class of Rising Stars selected to be spotlighted by the Journal. 

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Editor Linn Parish has worked for newspapers and magazines since 1996, with the bulk of that time being at the Journal. A Montana boy who has called Spokane home for some time now, Linn likes Northwest trails, Deep South foods, and lead changes in the ninth inning.

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