South Valley Bancorp has promoted Marty Ledgerwood to president of South Valley Wealth Management, overseeing activity in the Klamath, Rogue and Central Oregon regions. He has been vice president of operations since 2004.

South Valley Bancorp has promoted Marty Ledgerwood to president of South Valley Wealth Management, overseeing activity in the Klamath, Rogue and Central Oregon regions. He has been vice president of operations since 2004.

Ledgerwood is a registered principal, a certified financial planner and maintains an Oregon life, health and variable annuity license.

Ledgerwood earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in finance at Gonzaga University. He entered the securities industry in 1994 through an internship with Elliott-Ledgerwood & Co., and joined Smith Barney in Spokane in 1995. He received his securities license in the summer of 1996 and became a financial consultant with SVWM in 1997.

u

Darla Davis has joined Keller Williams Southern Oregon. Davis has been a licensed real estate agent since 2002. She has experience in residential, ranch and vacant property sales. Davis is a certified Bank Owned Property Specialist. She was previously at RE/MAX Ideal Properties and can be reached at 541-608-0447.

u

United Risk Solutions Inc. of Medford has named Geoffrey Stathos Team Player of the Year and Les Cracraft Producer of the Year for 2009.

Stathos, a commercial insurance consultant, had the highest volume of referrals into various departments of the organization. Stathos, who has been in the insurance industry for more than 30 years, generated nearly $1 million in additional premium volume through team assists for the firm.

Stathos was administrator and majority stockholder of Mission Insurance Agency in Medford for 15 years before it was acquired by United Risk in 2008.

Cracraft, an employee benefits consultant, received his award for the third-consecutive year, accounting for more than 20 percent of the firm's revenue.

Cracraft has been in the field more than a quarter of a century, including 18 years with Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon, where he was regional director and sales manager. Cracraft joined United Risk Solutions in 2006, where he heads the employee benefits department.

u

Reggie Jones and Michelle Irwin have joined Western States Insurance Agency's Medford branch, following the acquisition of R.A. Jones Insurance Agency.

Jones has more than 25 years in the industry and earned the Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow designation in 1992. His benefits- planning career began in 1984 with Mass Mutual Group in Medford. He moved on to the W. Wayne King Agency in 1987 as an independent insurance broker and became a licensed representative in 1988. He is a 1982 graduate of Oregon State University.

Irwin, a benefits planning account manager, has 20 years of insurance and customer service experience.

u

Tod Hunt has joined the RE/MAX Platinum Medford office. Hunt has been a member of the real estate industry in the Rogue Valley for 12 years. Seven of those years, he was with First American Title as a marketing manager and continuing Realtor education director. Hunt was also on the Medford Planning Commission for three years. He can be reached at 541-778-1114.