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U.S. Bank has named Brandon Thoms branch manager of its office at 125 E. California St., in Jacksonville.

Thoms has more than nine years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined U.S. Bank in 2008, beginning as a personal banker and, most recently, serving as assistant manager at the Medford main branch.

Thoms is a graduate of the Jackson County Chamber Leadership program, and serves as vice president of the board for Big Hands Helping Little Hearts. He also serves on the partnership committee for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity and on the Salvation Army's advisory committee. A tenor, Thoms performs the national anthem annually at the Medford Multicultural Fair.


U.S. Bank District Manager Aaron Hoefling has been elected chairman of the Junior Achievement Board for Jackson and Josephine counties for two years. Hoefling has been with Junior Achievement for five years. He is a University of Nebraska graduate and has worked at U.S. Bank for 18 years.

He also is a member of the Southern Oregon Public Television and Craterian Performances boards.

Junior Achievement works with more than 4,500 Jackson and Josephine county students annually.


U.S. Cellular has named Kimberly Cacho and Hayley Gorman agent sales and development managers for the company's Oregon and California markets. They are based in Medford. They will work with U.S. Cellular retail agent owners, offering resources and assistance.

Cacho lives in Eagle Point and has been with U.S. Cellular since 1998. She has held a variety of roles in customer service, financial services and business sales.

Gorman, who lives in Medford, started with U.S. Cellular in 2006. Before that, she served as a medic in the Army from 2002 to 2006.


D.A. Davidson & Co. has hired Matt Donahue as vice president of public finance. Donahue has joined the firm's fixed income capital markets group concentrating in all areas of public finance, including school districts and local government.

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