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Sam Fung and Eric Jorgensen have joined Brunner & White Commercial.

Fung was previously with Coldwell Banker Commercial and RE/MAX in Medford. Fung has been a Certified Commercial Investment member since 1989 and represented Amy's Kitchen's site selection as well as the Reston Hotel & Convention Center sale. Fung was the recipient of the 2005 and 2006 Oregon-Regional Transaction of the Year Award for Oregon and southwest Washington CCIM Chapter. Fung also is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He can be reached at 301-8028.

Jorgensen was previously with Courtesy Commercial Property & Development, where he was in charge of leasing activities and management for more than 100 tenants at The Shoppes at Exit 24 retail center, Cedar Mall retail center in Medford, the Historic Ashland Armory as well as an industrial and warehouse park in Medford. Jorgensen can be reached at 227-6695.

William D. Thorndike Jr. has been appointed chairman of the Oregon Health Fund Board by Gov. Ted Kulongoski.

The seven-member board will oversee the development of a plan to finance affordable health insurance using a pool of health-care dollars from employers and individuals.

The board's first step will be to select members for five subcommittees that will help define specifics of the plan using data submitted by state agencies, with the goal of submitting a final plan by Oct. 1, 2008.


Pro Weld Inc. named John Spurlock operations manager, overseeing production, projects and the fabrication shop.

In addition to managing existing projects, Spurlock will assist with developing commercial projects.

Spurlock has 30 years of experience in managing personnel in engineering and manufacturing. He began his professional career in CAD implementation at what is now Pacific Crest Transformer Co. He handled international communications with the Alstom Corp. regarding high-profile manufacturing for the Acela high-speed trains, which run on the East Coast.

Beverly Shields has been elected to the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Her term begins Jan. 1.

Shields is one of two nonsupervisory direct-care registered nurses on the board. She began her first term with the board in 2003, and was re-appointed in 2006. Shields is a clinical educator with Asante Health System in Medford. She has more than 25 years of nursing experience, primarily in obstetrics, medical and surgical as well as neonatal care.


Pacific Retirement Services promoted Jennifer Jacobs to vice president of media services. Jacobs has managed the PRS in-house advertising agency since September 2003.

The unit creates multimedia advertising and marketing collateral for 50 retirement communities and service organizations.


Andrew Frazier has joined Euro Pacific Capital as an investment consultant.

He was previously a financial advisor for Smith Barney in Eureka, Calif. Frazier holds a geology degree from Cal State Sacramento. Before going into the finance and investment field, Frazier held a series of geologist positions in Australia, Nicaragua, Nevada and California, culminating in a five-year stint with Green Diamond Resource Co. in Korbel, Calif. He can be reached at 773-7774.

Lisa Stern has joined the RE/MAX equity group in Medford team as broker.

Stern specializes in investment, residential and new construction properties. She can be reached at 951-7979.


The JPR Foundation named James Adams host of its morning Jefferson Exchange public affairs program.

Adams has been one of several hosts who have been leading the program since former host Jeff Golden stepped down to explore a run for the U.S. Senate. He attended Neuchatel University in Switzerland.


Richard Chaffee has joined Breeze Financial Group as a senior market specialist. He can be reached at 772-1600.


Nadine Petel has joined Countrywide Bank as a reverse mortgage loan consultant based in Grants Pass. She can be reached at 866-338-9389.

Compiled from staff reports

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