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Oct 26, 2016

Seattle Art Museum

Geneva Griswold has joined SAM's conservation department as associate objects conservator. She will focus on conservation and preventive care of pre-modern collections. Her first major assignment will be preparing the Asian Art Museum collection to move when the museum temporarily closes for a renovation and expansion beginning in 2017. Griswold has worked at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Walters Art Museum and Getty Conservation Institute.

Bellevue Chamber Foundation

The Bellevue Chamber Foundation, established in 1992 to fund education programs, has announced a new annual scholarship: The M. Gail Ryder Scholarship, sponsored by Inslee Best, where Ryder has been an attorney for 44 years. It will award $2000 annually to a local high school senior with an interest in entrepreneurialism.

Oct 25, 2016

Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner


Blake Marks-Dias has joined Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore as a partner. In 2016 he was listed as a Top 100 Super Lawyer and is on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Blake was a partner at Riddell Williams focusing on complex litigation.

Cairncross & Hempelmann


Cairncross & Hempelmann added Annie Allison to the Intellectual Property and Technology team. She has experience in software and e-commerce issues and was with Hughes Media Law Group.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Erik Carter was promoted to treasury relationship manager for Washington and Oregon at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. He is responsible for serving the working capital management and asset servicing needs of clients and expanding the treasury services business in both states. Carter has 11 years of banking experience. MUFG Union Bank hash offices across the United States and is based in San Francisco.

Oct 21, 2016

Healthcare Management Administrators


Healthcare Management Administrators named Steve Suter president. He joined HMA in 2014 as chief operating officer and before that was chief operating officer at UnitedHealth Groups' Optum division. He will be based at HMA's Bellevue office. HMA is a third-party benefits administrator of health plans.


SIFF hired Sarah Wilke to replace outgoing Interim Executive Director Christine Martin after a year-long search by SIFF's board of directors. Martin will remain at SIFF in a reduced capacity through November to help the transition. Wilke worked at Seattle's On the Boards, Consolidated Works, Tacoma Art Museum and the Freer & Sackler Galleries in Washington, D.C. SIFF operates Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema and SIFF Education.

Oct 20, 2016

City of Kent


Kent City Council appointed Kim Komoto as city clerk. Komoto succeeds Ronald Moore, who resigned in June. Komoto has been a legal analyst for Kent City Attorney's office since 2010 and has years of experience in public records law and compliance. She originally joined the city as a legal secretary in 2008. The city clerk supports the legislative process, provides access to official records, preserves city history, and works with other departments.

Cairncross & Hempelmann


Cairncross & Hempelmann said Thomas P. Francis has joined the Corporate Finance & Business Transactions group. He represents private companies and investors on complex business transactions. Francis worked as a police officer at Pasadena Police Department and as a transactional attorney at Foster Pepper.

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