May 27, 2016
Daniel Findley has joined Helsell Fetterman in the Business & Estate Planning groups. He has almost 20 years of experience in business, tax, real estate and intellectual property matters, and was of counsel at Mills Meyers Swartling in Seattle.
Tourism Sun Peaks said Arlene Schieven is the new president and chief executive officer of the marketing organization for Canada's second largest ski resort. She is currently president and chief marketing officer of Sun Valley Marketing Alliance in Idaho, and replaces Christopher Nicolson who now heads Canada West Ski Areas Association.
May 26, 2016
Stoel Rives said James E. Torgerson, firm managing partner, won the Jay Rabinowitz Public Service Award from the Alaska Bar Foundation. Torgerson joined Stoel Rives in 2008 and founded the Anchorage office.
Conlon Dart named two new partners: Rick Bryan and Joe Boden. Bryan joined the firm in 2006, and leads financial planning efforts and is on the investment committee. Boden joined in 2013 and focuses on investment research. Conlon Dart is a Seattle-based, fee-only wealth management firm.
May 25, 2016
The University of Washington Tacoma named Dr. Howard L. Smith the Gary E. and James A. Milgard Endowed Dean of Milgard School of Business. Smith was dean at the University of New Mexico for its Anderson School of Management and School of Public Administration, and spent six years at Boise State University. Smith also was founding dean of Pacific University College of Business in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Seattle Youth Traffic Court won the 2016 Spirit of Community Project Award by Seattle University's Center for Community Engagement. The program is a partnership of Seattle Municipal Court, Seattle University Law School, Garfield High School and Seattle Police Department that lets eligible teen drivers opt to have their case heard by a court of their peers. Youth participate as judges, jurors, defense attorneys and prosecutors in an actual courtroom. Teen drivers must help restore the harm their violation caused through community service, apology letters, research and participating in future Youth Traffic Court cases.
May 24, 2016
Seattle-based Smith, which describes itself as an experiential commerce agency, named Tony Steel president and CEO. Former President and CEO Chuck DelGrande will remain on the board of directors as vice chairman. Steel was executive vice president of customer strategy services for Merkle, and a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He also spent more than 10 years with IBM Global Business Services. Smith has offices in Portland, Spokane and Ottawa.
Perkins Coie named Toby Brown chief practice management officer. He will lead revenue management and efficiency programs, legal project management, pricing, process improvement, practice innovation, alternative staffing and new partner integration. He was with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as chief practice officer. Andy Culbert joined the intellectual property practice as a partner in Seattle. He was Microsoft's associate general counsel for worldwide intellectual property litigation. Culbert will also teach intellectual property law at University of Washington School of Law. Perkins Coie has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia.