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Aug 28, 2014

Garvey Schubert Barer

Garvey Schubert Barer attorney Sara P. Sandford is vice chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Sandford works with clients doing businesses across borders, particularly in Japan, Canada and Pacific Rim countries. She will supervise section committees and task forces, and help plan events and programs.

Crestbrook Insurance

Crestbrook Insurance Co., an affluent market personal lines carrier based in Scottsdale, Arizona, will expand into Oregon and Washington. It is a Nationwide Insurance subsidiary, and offers products and services designed for affluent homeowners.


Outdoor gear and apparel retailer REI promoted CFO Eric Artz to the additional role of chief operating officer and Susan Viscon from vice president to senior vice president of merchandising. Artz now oversees digital retail and will continue to lead the Finance, Information Technology, Real Estate, Supply Chain and Corporate Strategy divisions. He joined REI in 2012 as CFO. Viscon joined REI in 1997.

Aug 27, 2014

Semiahmoo Resort

Semiahmoo Resort, Golf, & Spa in Blaine hired Mark Andrew as general manager. He will be responsible for the resort as well as Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club, Loomis Trail Golf Club, Pierside Kitchen, Packers Oyster Bar, Great Blue Heron Grill and Loomis Trail Bar & Grille. The property is operated by Coastal Hotels. Andrew has 25 years of senior management experience starting at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. He was general manager of Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina in Vancouver, B.C., and general manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown.

Seattle BioMed

Seattle BioMed said founder Ken Stuart, Ph.D., won the Award for Impact from the Washington Global Health Alliance for his work on global health issues and local health research. Stuart founded Seattle BioMed more than 35 years ago. It has more than 200 employees focused on drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for infectious diseases.

Aug 26, 2014

Hubbard Radio Seattle


Hubbard Radio Seattle named Lisa Adams program director of Click 98.9. She worked at stations in Boise for Townsquare Media and in Portland for CBS. In Seattle she worked for Sandusky Radio, now Hubbard Radio, Infinity and Entercom.

Community Economic Revitalization Board

The State Department of Commerce named Steven Anderson the Community Economic Revitalization Board chair. He has been vice chair since September 2013 and represents small business around the Columbia River. Anderson is president of Meier Architecture & Engineering. Here are other re-appointments: James Jaime representing Indian Tribes, Daniel J. Seydel representing small businesses west of Puget Sound, Richard Bogert representing small business east of the Cascades and west of the Columbia, and Nicole Grant as public representative.

Aug 22, 2014

Friends of Youth

Friends of Youth said it has two returning board members: Ellen Boyer and William Savoy. Boyer is CFO of Seattle-based business and technology consulting firm Logic20/20. Savoy is the former president of Vulcan, Inc. Friends of Youth provides therapeutic services for youth and their families to improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency. It has 22 program sites and services in 18 cities.

WorkForce Central

WorkForce Central in Tacoma announced two appointments to the Tacoma-Pierce County Workforce Development Council, one of 12 workforce development boards in Washington. New members are Mary Matusiak, Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor with the state Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Kendrick Stewart, Region 3 administrator of Department of Department of Social and Health Services.

Port of Astoria

ASTORIA — The Port of Astoria has named an executive from Washington state as its fifth leader in less than three years. The Daily Astorian reports Jim Knight has been director of the Port of Olympia marine terminal since July 2013. Knight was chosen Tuesday to succeed Hank Bynaker, who resigned Sept. 11 after 14 months as the port's last hired executive director.

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