People in business

People in business

Regina Molokwu has joined Asante Physician Partners, specializing in primary care for adults and children at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

Molokwu earned her medical degree from the University of Benin in Nigeria and served her residency with Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn. She is a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Her practice is at 691 Murphy Road, Suite 107, Medford. She can be reached at 541-789-6460.


Adult nurse practitioner Paul Leppert has joined the staff of Pain Specialists of Southern Oregon.

Leppert has more than 10 years of experience, including work with underserved populations.


John Bell has joined the Southern Oregon/Northern California regional advisory board for U.S. Bank. Bell is president of Bell Hardware, a Klamath Falls-based door and hardware wholesaler and installer with locations in Eugene, Bend, Medford, Redding, Salem and Portland.

He has been with the firm since 1993. For four years before that, Bell was a senior sales representative at Unum, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based insurance firm.

He earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Oregon State University in 1985.


People's Bank of Commerce has hired commercial loan officer Jennifer Miller and bank service officer Jessica Liles.

Miller has nearly 20 years of banking experience, primarily with Home Federal Bank in Medford, as the commercial assistant relationship manager. She has held a variety of officer roles in commercial and construction lending, as well as bank operation positions, including operations officer and personal banker.

She has served as the secretary of the Southern Oregon Chapter of Risk Management Association since 2012. Miller graduated from the Oregon Bankers Association's Commercial Lending Institute in 2008.

Liles has 14 years of banking experience, working as service manager for Wells Fargo Bank's Crater Lake Avenue branch.

She also has held positions in customer sales and service and as a teller.

Both officers will work at the bank's Barnett Road Branch.


Lisa Dobson has been named manager at Rogue Credit Union's North Plaza Branch, 1330 Poplar Drive, Medford. Dobson has more than 10 years of banking and leadership experience, most recently serving as vice president and manager at Bank of the Cascades' Crater Lake Branch.

Before that, she was a sales and project manager for South Valley Bank and Trust.

She is a graduate of then-Southern Oregon State College and holds a master's degree in business administration.


AmeriTitle has named Ken Pond general manager for its Medford and Ashland offices.

Pond will oversee title, escrow and marketing operations. Before joining AmeriTitle, Pond was president and chief executive officer for Lawyers Title in Oregon and Arizona.

He also has served as past president of the Oregon Land Title Association and the Land Title Association of Arizona.

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