DATO announces new board members
The Durango Area Tourism Office announces the appointment of these members to its board of directors with terms beginning in 2012:
Shanan Campbell Wells, owner and director of Sorrel Sky Gallery, will serve as the Arts, Culture, Heritage and Museums Seat.
Kim Oyler, director of communications at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting board member.
Michelle Thom, general manager of the New Strater Corp. will serve as an ex-officio, non-voting board member.
The 13-member board meets once a month and each member serves a three-year term.
The board also elected the executive committee for 2012: Chairman of the Board Kris Oyler; Vice Chairman Bob Kunkel; and Treasurer/Secretary Kirk Komick.
For more information, visit www.durango.org or call 247-3500.
First National Bank announces new hires
The First National Bank of Durango announces these new hires:
Melody Baguskas was hired as a customer service representative and telephone banker. Baguskas was born and raised in Durango, and moved back after 20 years of living around the country.
Judyann Rodriguez was hired as a customer service representative and teller at the banks main office. She is from Santa Barbara, Calif. Rodriguez studied at the University of Central America in Nicaragua and graduated with a degree in business administration and marketing. She joins the bank after working at Peets Coffee & Tea.
For more information, visit www.fnbdurango.com.
Garrhs employees earn certifications
Garrhs Heating and Air Conditioning announces that Shawn Lorrigan, Rylan Walters and Mark Oliger have earned certifications from North American Technician Excellence (NATE) as service technicians for gas heating, air conditioning and heat-pump systems.
NATE is an independent organization that develops and promotes excellence in the installation and service of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.
Lorrigan, Walters and Oliger earned their certifications by passing the NATE exam. The exam reflects a consensus industry opinion about what technicians should know to effectively install and service HVAC equipment and systems.
For more information, call 259-5579.