Movers and Shakers (June 24)

2013-06-24T23:00:00Z 2013-06-25T14:43:27Z Movers and Shakers (June 24)Mid-Valley InBusiness Albany Democrat Herald
June 24, 2013 11:00 pm  • 

New to Keller Williams team: Keller Williams Realty Mid-Willamette has added Kathy Beltran to its team at the Albany branch. Beltran has seven years of experience and before joining Keller Williams worked in customer service. She then earned her real estate license in July 2005. Beltran can be contacted at 503-510-2667 or

New supervisor at OSU Federal: Karrie Rieken, a 24-year professional in the financial lending industry, has been named the new centralized lending supervisor for OSU Federal Credit Union. Rieken has spent most of her career in similar positions on the lending side at Oregon Employees Federal Credit Union, and comes to OSU Federal from Smartway Advisors, LLC, an auto lending operation of Unitus Community Credit Union. The centralized lending area manages the approval and processing of all auto and personal lending for OSU Federal. Rieken will continue to work out of Corvallis. OSU Federal is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative open to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion or Polk counties. It has more than 74,000 members.

New faces at The BEC: The Business Enterprise Center in Corvallis has a new program manager. Brook Mathis is local to the area and a recent graduate of Oregon State University, where she received her degree in business administration with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. The BEC also welcomed two newly elected board members, Orit Ofri and Dan Vega. Ofri is an award-winning business writer, an entrepreneur and a software engineer with a master’s degree in business administration. She lives in Corvallis with her husband and two children. Vega is an entrepreneur with software startup experience in an OSU spinout. His experience includes desktop product development, SAAS products, and working with marketing, sales and business executives to bring products to market. He holds a master’s degree in computer science specializing in artificial intelligence from OSU, and works for the OSU College of Business’ Business Solutions Group. The BEC is the mid-Willamette Valley’s business incubator with a mission of providing advising, support services and physical office space to startup companies and entrepreneurs, as well as educational events open to the community. Over its 20-year lifespan, the BEC has helped more than 160 companies; it now has nine resident clients that are growing and expanding. More information is available at

Davis earns lymphedema certification: Samaritan Physical Rehabilitation in Corvallis recently announced that occupational therapist Cynthia Davis has received certification from the Lymphology Association of North America, to treat patients for lymphedema. Lymphedema is a condition that causes swelling in the arms and legs due to damage to the lymph system. Davis, an occupational therapist specializing in physical rehabilitation for breast cancer patients, completed a 135-hour lymphedema certification course and one year of hands-on lymphedema treatment, and passed an examination in order to receive certification. Research and regulation for certification of North American practitioners for lymphedema is overseen by the Lymphology Association, and five physical therapists or occupational therapists in Oregon are certified by the organization. Davis is accepting lymphedema patients; a physician referral is required. For more information, call 541-768-5157.

Ispas earns new designation: David Ispas of Town & Country Realty in Corvallis has been awarded the Certified International Property Specialist designation. The designation recognizes members who have achieved training and experience to work with international clients and properties. To earn the designation, real-estate agents complete coursework devoted to learning cultural differences and international business practices, and must prove achievement in international real estate transactions.

Altrusa Club installs board members: The Altrusa International Club of Corvallis recently installed new officers and directors for the 2013-14 year. They are Kristy Pribyl, president; Helen Kupeli, president-elect; Carolyn Powers, vice president; Priscilla Greig, secretary; Barbara Glaser, operations treasurer; Bettina Schempf, foundation treasurer; and Carla Allen, Julie Livingston, Karen Grant and Hilary Gaylord, directors.

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