Edward Jones has selected Marcelle L. Winn for its Ted Jones Entrepreneurial Award. Winn, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Yakima, was recognized for exceptional achievement in building client relationships.


EmSpring Corp. has hired Pat Leahy as its regional vice president of business. Leahy, who has more than 15 years of employee benefits and insurance experience, previously worked as an insurance wholesaler. He graduated from Notre Dame University with a bachelor’s in economics and from the University of Washington with a master’s in business administration.


The Yakima County Bar Association has elected officers for 2013-2014. They are: David Trujillo, president; Carter Fjeld, vice president; Ryan Griffee, treasurer; and Quinn Dalan, secretary.

Trujillo owns his own law firm, practicing consumer protection law and general litigation. Fjeld works for the Halverson Northwest Law Group, practicing commercial law with an emphasis on corporate, agricultural, property and financial institutions. Griffee practices law at Stokes Lawrence, where he focuses on business, real estate and litigation. Dalan has her own law firm, where she practices criminal defense and family law.

Real Estate

Dedicated Realty has added Aaron Jacobs to its staff. Jacobs, a graduate of West Valley High School and Washington State University, owns a taxidermy business and also works as an outside sales representative for Tacoma Screw Products. He has been a landlord and small property investor for more than a decade.


KAPP/KVEW TV has hired Yasmeen Hassan as an anchor and producer for its 6:30 p.m. newscast. Hassan, a graduate of the University of Arizona, recently worked for KTVK-TV in Phoenix, producing a portion of the station’s “Good Morning Arizona” show and also doing some on-air reporting.

The station has also hired Lida Alikhani as a multimedia journalist and general assignment reporter. Alikhani, a 2013 graduate of California State University-Northridge, previously interned for ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate feed service, and the ABC News’ Los Angeles bureau.