Sunday, April 25, 2010
Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch announces the recent appointment of Roben Graziadei to its board of directors. Graziadei has a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a bachelor’s degree in business/marketing. Currently, she oversees business development for adaptive technologies.
Dr. Bernard Rose was recently appointed by the mayor to be a city representative on the Parmly Billings Library board of trustees. Rose is professor emeritus in business administration/economics at Rocky Mountain College.
Barb Riebe has been promoted to librarian at Parmly Billings Library. She has been a member of the library’s staff for three years and has a background in literature.
Mary Drew Powers has recently joined the staff at Parmly Billings Library as a librarian. She earned her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Washington and had been working at the Flathead County Library’s Whitefish branch.
Kim Foard, CPA, has achieved the designation of certified information technology professional. This is one of the premier credentials that attest to a CPA’s understanding of a broad body of information management knowledge and is awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Kathy Weber was recently promoted to assistant news director at KULR-8 Television. She will continue to co-anchor the weekday 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Weber has been with KULR-8 for two years after having served the past 10 years in various broadcast journalism positions.
Valera Bussell, CCRC, CCRA, recently joined the Billings Clinic Research Center as clinical research manager. She brings with her more than 33 years of knowledge and experience in medicine, with the past 17 years in clinical and device research. She is founder of a private research business offering training and consulting to private research facilities nationwide; she is also frequently invited to speak at industry conferences on topics such as compliance, efficiency and cost reduction. Bussell received the corporate Mentor Award in 2007 from a large clinical research organization.
Montana Psychological Association members elected a new board of directors and officers during its annual meeting in Billings on April 17. Michael Bütz, Ph.D., of Billings was elected the new president of the association.
Bütz received his psychology degree from Wright Institute in Berkeley, Calif., in 1992, and has practiced in Billings for the past five years.
As an active member of the Montana Psychological Association who has chaired the legislative committee for several legislative sessions and served for the last two years as the president-elect, he was awarded the Charles E. Kelly Memorial Award for distinguished service at the same meeting of the association.
Other officers elected include: Dr. Patrick Davis of Missoula, president-elect; Dr. Karen Kietzman of Billings, secretary; Dr. Michele McKinnie of Bozeman, treasurer; and Dr. William Patenaude of Missoula, past-president.
Elected members of the Board of Directors include: Dr. Duncan Campbell of Missoula, Dr. Gyda Swaney of Missoula, Dr. William Ryan of Bozeman and Dr. Susan Mattocks of Miles City.
Dean McGinnis has joined UZ Engineered Products as the Montana and Wyoming territory sales manager. UZ Engineered Products, part of the maintenance hardware industry, specializes in fastening systems, cutting tools, chemicals, abrasives, hydraulics and automotive products.