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Movers and Shakers March 8, 2011

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Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 12:00 am

Leader chosen for U of I northern operations

MOSCOW - A molecular biologist has been selected to head up the University of Idaho's operations in North Idaho.

The university announced Monday that Charles Buck has been appointed as the new associate vice president and center executive officer for northern Idaho - Coeur d'Alene.

Buck is currently director of operations at Purdue University's Bindley Bioscience Center in West Lafayette, Ind. He takes the Idaho post on June 26.

At the University of Idaho, Buck's duties will also include coordinating operations of the university's Research Park in Post Falls, in collaboration with the vice president for research and economic development.

"I'm excited by the opportunity to help the University of Idaho's mission come alive in northern Idaho - it's perfectly poised for innovative steps forward that will connect research and teaching with external constituents," said Buck.

The Caldwell native earned his bachelor of science degree from the College of Idaho and a doctorate in molecular neurobiology from Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

Buck succeeds interim AVP/CEO Richard Reardon, professor of psychology and associate dean for the university's College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences based at Coeur d'Alene. Reardon succeeded longtime AVP/CEO Larry Branen, who retired.

Kootenai County Job Fair scheduled for April 20

The Kootenai County Job Fair is set for Wednesday, April 20 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

The event is for businesses who want to increase their visibility and recruit applicants for their employment needs.

Organizers say it is an opportunity for businesses to find qualified candidates for positions within their organizations.

The registration deadline is April 1.

Information: Brenda Young, (208) 415-0110

Stephanie Nelson opens Pacific Crest Insurance

Stephanie Nelson opened Pacific Crest Insurance, an independent agency, March 1.

Nelson, born and raised in Seattle, grew up in the insurance business as the daughter of an independent agent. She brings 20-plus years of agency experience to this new venture. She was previously associated with Panhandle Insurance Agency, which sold recently.

Pacific Crest is a full-service agency providing coverage for individuals and businesses in more than 11 states.

The office is at 1048 1/2 N. Third St. Coeur d'Alene.

Information: (208) 714-4251

If you have a new, relocated or expanded business, or announcement of events, promotions or awards, The Press wants to let our readers know. The service is free and items run Tuesday through Saturday. To get the word on the street on your movers and shakers, call city editor Bill Buley at 664-8176 Ext. 2016 or e-mail

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