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Dave Jackson, chairman of Douglas National Bank and United Bancorp's board of directors for 12 years, has resigned.

Jackson, who will keep his board seat, wanted more time to pursue other interests, according to statement from the bank. He has been a member of the bank's board since 1975. Jackson runs Jackson Ranch.

Pete Martini, a board member since 1993, was unanimously elected to succeed Jackson as chairman. Martini, president of American Laminators and Duco-Lam of Drain, is also chairman of the Douglas National Bank Insurance Agency.

Douglas National Bank opened a branch in Medford this spring. The bank is based in Roseburg.

The Rogue Valley Professional Association has elected its board of directors for the 1999-2000 term, which begins July 1.

Bill Anderberg of Answer Page and U.S. Cellular was elected president. Other officers are: first vice-president Kyle Jensen of Business Telecom, second vice-president Ray Gale of Southern Oregon Printing, secretary Roberta Baker of USF Reddaway Trucking, and treasurer Jackie Truax, a certified public accountant.

Two at-large members were also elected: Becki Chriss of Custom Decorators and Steve Herrick of People's Bank of Commerce.

The Rogue Valley Professional Association is a network of business people that shares information.

Jennifer L. Price has joined the staff of Hammond Engineering to work on development and investigate engineering projects. Price graduated from the University of New Brunswick this spring with a degree in civil engineering.

Three Rogue Valley businesswomen were honored with entrepreneurial heritage awards by Southern Oregon Women's Access to Credit at the organization's annual fund-raiser earlier this month.

Ann Horton of Lawrence's Jewelers, Marla Corbin of Bear Creek Golf Course and Randi Hodges of Northwest Stone Wise were each honored for their success in the business community and contributions to the valley's economy.

Horton has been an owner of Lawrence's since 1952 and has also been involved in three retirement centers: Fountain Plaza, Horton Plaza and Anna Marie Creekside.

Corbin purchased Bear Creek Golf Course in 1986 and became sole owner in 1995. She was also named woman entrepreneur of the year in 1998 by the state women's entrepreneurs organization.

Hodges started Northwest Stone Wise, which engraves river rocks for decorations, with help from Southern Oregon Women's Access to Credit. Last year, her business sold more than 175 tons of stone.

Crater Title Insurance has promoted Dwayne Rudisill and Perry Laney to new management positions.

Rudisill, who has 30 years experience in the title industry and has been with the company since 1990, has been promoted to title department manager.

Laney, who has more than 25 years' experience in the industry and joined in company in 1980, has been promoted to county manager. He has been the company's title manager since 1989.

(Readers may submit information for People in Business, published every Monday in the Mail Tribune.)