BUSINESS BRIEFS: Makah Member selected as deputy director … and other items

ROCKVILLE, MD — Maryland’s Division of Environmental Health Services selected Makah Nation member Martin Smith as its deputy director for Indian Health Services’ Headquarters.

He is slated to begin his position at the end of May.

Martin currently serves as the Tucson area acting associate director of the Division of Environmental Health and Engineering.

He has worked more than 20 years in the IHS serving in the Portland, Ore., California and Tucson areas.

Martin holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in environment health from the University of Washington.

He also has a Master’s of Public Health degree from Tulane University.

He is a graduate of the IHS Injury Prevention Fellowship and is a registered environmental health specialist.

Martin is the son of Russell and Mabel Smith of Neah Bay.

Area insurance recognized

PORT ANGELES — Safeco Insurance has recognized Port Angeles-based Callis Insurance as a Safeco EliteAgent.

The designation is defined by outstanding performance and partnership.

Fewer than 10 percent of independent insurance agencies country-wide that sell Safeco personal linesproducts receive this distinguished honor, according to a news release.

“We are honored to be a Safeco Elite Agent,” Andy Callis, president of Callis, said in the release.

For more information, visit Callis at 806 S. Vine St. or call 360-452-2314.

KONP talk guests

PORT ANGELES — Here is this week’s schedule for the 1:05 p.m. to 2 p.m. local talk show segment onKONP radio, at 1450 AM, 101.7 FM and on the internet outside the Port Angeles area.

Station General Manager Todd Ortloff hosts the Monday through Thursday segments.

This week’s scheduled lineup:

Monday: Clallam County Prosecutor Mark Nichols discusses recent criminal cases, a felony prosecutionupdate through the first quarter of 2018, and what’s working in the fight against crime and on the publichealth front.

Tuesday: Port Angeles School District Hamilton Elementary Principal Gary Pringle with two staff membersdiscussing the national award the school just received, the 2018 Vision in Action: The Whole Child Award.

Port Angeles High School choir students discuss their Benefit Concert for the Captain Joseph House.

Wednesday: Pat McCauley from Sequim Sunrise Rotary discusses the Joe Rantz Youth FundAuction/Fundraiser — named for Joe Rantz, the local Sequim Olympic Gold Medal rowing hero of “The Boysin the Boat” book fame.

United Way Campaign wrap up with Christy Smith and Haley Pearce.

Thursday: Mariners.

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