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  People & Companies

Sep 21, 2018

State Board of Education

Dr. Paul Pitre was appointed to the Washington State Board of Education. Pitre is chancellor for Washington State University's Everett campus, and an associate professor of educational leadership and counseling psychology. He has more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration. The 16-member board provides advocacy and oversight for public education.

Proliance Surgeons

In Seattle, Proliance Surgeons named Dr. Charles A. Peterson II as interim CEO. Peterson is president and board chair of the company. A search for a permanent CEO is underway. Proliance is a physician-owned-and-managed company practicing at over 30 care centers and 21 ambulatory surgery centers within the state.

Sterling Bank & Trust

Sterling Bank & Trust opened a branch in downtown Bellevue at 1100 Bellevue Way N.E., its first in the region. Seattle-based studio19 Architects designed the 2,100-square-foot branch to resemble an airport lounge, with aviation-themed art and desks covered with recycled aluminum fuselage panels. Dennis and Lisa Boses served as art curators. Sterling operates in three other metropolitan areas: San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.

Sep 20, 2018

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Commercial Banking hired Karen Winger Vineyard as market executive for the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Vineyard has 27 years of experience in banking and business development throughout the region.


Tacoma advertising and communications firm JayRay promoted Genny Boots from intern to assistant advisor. Boots also was an intern at The News Tribune in Tacoma, social media manager for a nonprofit in Prague and general manager of the student TV station at Pacific Lutheran University.

Cannabis Investment Network

In Bellevue, Cannabis Investment Network named Maliz Beams to its advisory board. Beams served as a U.S. State Department counselor and was CEO of Voya Financial Retirement Solutions.

King County DCHS

Adrienne Quinn, director of King County's Department of Community and Human Services, has accepted a job as distinguished practitioner at the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. Quinn led the Best Starts for Kids initiative, created a system to measure the performance of service providers, and launched the Homeless Management Information System. Her last day will be Nov. 1.

Sep 19, 2018


Seattle-based Coinme, a crypto financial services and blockchain company, appointed Chris Roling as CFO. Roling has more than 30 years of executive-level experience. He was a partner at Ernst & Young in Hong Kong, where he handled mergers and acquisitions, and private equity initiatives. He succeeds Steve Olson, who has been CFO since 2014.

West Monroe Partners

Barbara Bennett joined the board of West Monroe Partners, a Chicago-based business and technology consultant with an office in Seattle. Bennett was president and COO of Vulcan, executive vice president and CFO of Digital First Media, and CFO for the U.S. EPA.

Somali Health Board

Somali Health Board in Seattle won the eighth annual Executive's Award for Community Resilience from King County Executive Dow Constantine. The award is given to volunteer organizations that prepare for and respond to emergencies. Dr. Ahmed Ali is executive director of Somali Health Board.

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