Jan 18, 2018
Bryceon Sumner joined Seattle-based Foss Maritime as chief financial officer. Sumner, a CPA, previously was CFO of Academic Partnerships, a Dallas-based educational technology provider. He also has been COO and CFO for public and private companies, and a senior financial officer of a government banking insurance fund.
The Skagit County Board of Commissioners selected Hal H. Hart as director of the county's Planning and Development Services department. Hart has more than 20 years of experience in rural and urban planning, most recently as director of the Anchorage Planning Department. In the past, he was director of Planning and Development Services for the city of Woodinville.
Jan 17, 2018
Trevor Zandell was named partner at the Olympia-Tacoma law firm of Phillips Burgess. Zandell has been practicing in the South Sound for more than a decade, focusing primarily on civil litigation with an emphasis on real estate, construction and business law.
Steve Bishop and Shannon Bloodworth were named firmwide co-chairs of Perkins Coie's Intellectual Property practice. Bishop, a partner in the firm's Seattle office, and Bloodworth, a partner in its Washington, D.C. office, succeed former co-chairs Paul Parker and Jon James. Bishop previously was the associate general counsel for intellectual property at Amazon. Bloodworth is experienced in complex patent litigation in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Jan 12, 2018
The U.S. General Services Administration appointed Bruno Kelpsas regional administrator of the Northwest Arctic Region. Kelpsas is responsible for 508 government-owned or leased buildings, and 428 employees in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. He has 16 years of experience in information technology.
The University Place City Council elected Kent Keel mayor for 2018 and 2019. Council member Caroline Belleci will serve as mayor pro tem during the same period. Keel has served on the City Council since 2012 and was its finance committee chair. He is an IT project manager for the Veterans Administration.
Jan 11, 2018
Cindy Elkins is the new chief information officer at Seattle biopharmaceutical company Juno Therapeutics. Elkins previously was vice president of information technology for the Americas at Genentech, and vice president and general manager at Ariba, a software and information technology services firm.
Bryan Lutz will lead Washington Federal's Northern Washington Region as senior vice president and regional president. Lutz, a division manager at the bank, is taking over for Tom Kenney, who is retiring Feb. 2. Prior to joining the bank in 2008, Lutz held mortgage leadership positions with several financial institutions in the Northwest and Midwest. The bank also announced Bob Peters, executive vice president and group manager of commercial banking, will lead the commercial banking teams in Bellingham. He has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience.
Junior Achievement of Washington named Natalie Vega O'Neil president. O'Neil previously was an executive with Save the Children and also worked at YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Thrive Washington and Make-A-Wish.