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Jul 22, 2016

University of Washington


Ed Buendia has been appointed dean of the School of Educational Studies at University of Washington Bothell starting Aug. 1. He will replace current dean Bradley Portin. Buendia has been at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City since 1997, most recently as chair of the Department of Education, Culture and Society.

Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Public Schools hired James Bush as the school and community partnerships director. He will oversee partnerships with the city, Seattle Public Libraries and Seattle Housing Authority as well as community-based organizations. Bush was neighborhood programs manager for the city.

Jul 21, 2016

HomeStreet Bank


HomeStreet Bank hired Shawn McWashington as a senior vice president for business development based in Seattle. He has over 12 years of professional experience after a career in the NFL. HomeStreet originates residential and commercial mortgages and construction loans in western states and Hawaii.

Seattle Public Schools

Seattle Public Schools named Wyeth Jessee chief of student supports. Jessee will focus on implementing the Multi-Tiered System of Supports model, which is designed to accelerate academic and social/emotional learning.

Jul 20, 2016

Garvey Schubert Barer


Garvey Schubert Barer said Greg Duff, who chairs the Hospitality, Travel & Tourism practice, is now firm-wide chair. Duff joined GSB in 2011 after working at Westin/Starwood, Homegrocer.com/Webvan Group and Columbia Hospitality. He represents owners and operators of restaurants, hotels and resorts, and advises trade associations. The firm has offices in Portland, Anchorage, Seattle, Washington, D.C., New York and Beijing.

Columbia Bank


Columbia Bank recently hired Jason Hester, senior vice president and business systems director, consulting and delivery services. He will lead an IT and operations team, and oversee software engineering. He worked on conversion services and security for AmericanWest Bank.

Jul 19, 2016

Stoel Rives


Stoel Rives has hired Lindsey Briggs in the Private Client group as of counsel where she will concentrate on business succession planning, estate planning, asset protection and charitable giving. She practiced law in New York City.

Downtown Seattle Association

Downtown Seattle Association added nine new members to the board of directors for three-year terms. Richard Stevenson starts a two-year term as board chair and Zahoor Ahmed is vice chair. New board member are Pamela L. Banks of the Urban League, Ed Goines of Seattle Seahawks, Pamela Hinckley of Tom Douglas Restaurants, Taylor Hoang of Cyclo Corp., Mari Horita of ArtsFund, Mark Nagle of Expedia, Ryan Smith of Martin Smith Inc., Coleen Spratt of CommonWealth Partners, and David Watkins of Inn at the Market.

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