People in Business

Jackie Anderberg and Kurt Kaufman have joined the People’s Bank of Commerce Board of Directors. Anderberg founded United Risk Solutions, a commercial insurance risk management and brokering firm located in Medford. Beginning in 2006, United Risk grew from two employees to 45 employees and more than $75 million in annual premium volume. United Risk was recognized as one of Oregon’s 100 Best Companies to work for with 50 or fewer employees.

Anderberg remains active in many projects, which include: partnership in a start-up technology company, Backlot Casting, located in Los Angeles, California; founder and owner of Laundry & Quarters, which provides short-term lodging for guests in Jacksonville; and an advisory board member for the Seattle-based lifestyle brand, Simply Pets.

She is a licensed insurance agent and consultant and earned her business degree with honors from Idaho State University.

Since 2008, Kaufman has been part-owner of White City-based Croman Corp., provider of aerial services for fire suppression, logging, and heavy lift and construction. Kaufman is also part-owner of C&K Properties, T&K Enterprises, and a mining company, Big Spring Gold. Kaufman also farms 33 acres of pears, 28 acres of row crops including corn, squash and pumpkin. He formerly was a Southern Oregon Sales board member. In 1995, Kaufman was named one of the top 10 producing orchardists in the Rogue Valley by Oregon State University’s Extension Service.

ACCESS has named Kellie Battaglia Development Director and Rachael Ward Nutrition Programs Director.

Battaglia will be responsible for individual major gift fund raising, oversee events, endowment, planned giving and donor recognition. She join joins ACCESS with 19 years of experience in organizational leadership, resource and business development, innovation, personal and performance management, program development, budget management and stakeholder relations.

Most recently, Battaglia was the Client Services Manager at the City of Salem Housing Authority leading Oregon’s largest Housing First Initiative. Before that, she was in Montana and Colorado with non-profit and government organizations involved with developing affordable housing.

Ward succeeds Philip Yates, who retired after 27 years with the organization. She has seven years of experience in the non-profit sector at the intersection of nutrition, public health, and agriculture. She has been involved in community food systems from the ground up, with work experience on small scale farms, managerial experience with large scale food security interventions, and coursework in policy and global nutrition and agriculture. Most recently, Rachael was the Director of Programs for Wholesome Wave Georgia, a statewide non-profit organization that increases access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food for low-income families.

SASCO Fasteners owner Steve Dunham has been elected to the board of the Specialty Tool and Fastener Distributors Association, serving a three-year term. Dunham represents members in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. SASCO Fasteners has been a STAFDA member since 1992. The organization with more than 2,500 members, represents serves companies and leaders in the construction, industrial, and supply chain business.

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