May 29, 2015
Frank Paganelli has joined Lane Powell as a shareholder in the Business Department. He will work in the Startups and Emerging Companies Practice Group, and focus on social impact companies and investments. He has worked for Rhythms NetConnections, Propel Fuels and Full Circle Farm.
Bastyr University, the natural medicine school in Kenmore, named Charles “Mac” Powell president. Powell is president of John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hills, California, and will replace Daniel K. Church at Bastyr. Bastyr was founded in 1978 and offers more than 20 degrees and certificates in naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, midwifery and nutrition. It also has a campus in San Diego.
May 28, 2015
Michael V. Pham has joined Highline College as vice president of administrative services, a position he previously held at Seattle Central College. He has 27 years of experience in the state community college system. Pham replaces Larry T. Yok, who retired in March.
TrueBlue of Tacoma said Patrick Beharelle has been named president and CEO. He has been president and COO of TrueBlue's Outsourcing Solutions group, overseeing strategy and operations of Staff Management|SMX, PeopleScout and HRX. He was also CEO of Seaton, which was acquired by TrueBlue last year. The firm provides workforce services such as staffing and recruitment.
May 27, 2015
Moxie Software, which is based in San Bruno, California, and has an office in Bellevue, named former Nielsen vice chair Susan Whiting to the board of directors.
Renton-based Microscan, which focuses on barcode, machine vision and lighting solutions, named Bart Nollet regional sales director for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will be in charge of sales and applications engineering in Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa. Microscan works on technology solutions for ID tracking, traceability and inspection.
Jeffrey Newton and Crystal Newton of Edmonds say they have founded Cannabis Connection, a social media site for marijuana industry professionals. They say the goal is to create a web-based platform for the recreational marijuana industry. Crystal Newton has worked as a business consultant in Seattle for 10 years.
May 22, 2015
Era Living of Seattle named Karla Clark regional director of sales. Clark has more than a decade of experience and was community relations director at Era Living's University House Wallingford. Era Living has eight Seattle area communities for older adults.
John Haugen will manage the Washington State University Creamery effective Aug. 1. He has been assistant manager since 1999. He replaces Russ Salvadalena, manager since July 2000, who is retiring in January. Haugen will oversee Ferdinand's Ice Cream Shoppe, cheese and ice cream production and direct marketing. The creamery will break ground this summer on a $4 million facility for training, research and deliveries from the WSU dairy farm.