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Jul 20, 2018

City of Sammamish

Sammamish City Council appointed Glenn Akramoff as acting city manager. Akramoff was director of organizational development at the city. Before that, he was city manager for Normandy Park and Covington public works director. He replaces Lyman Howard, who over 17 years was the city's finance director, deputy manager and manager.


The state Department of Social and Health Services named Dr. Brian Waiblinger chief medical officer. Waiblinger is overseeing Western and Eastern State hospitals. He began his medical practice in 2000 at Western State's Center for Forensic Services. He was co-medical director and attending psychiatrist at Skagit Valley Hospital's Mental Health Center.

America's Automotive Trust

In Tacoma, Adam Langsbard resigned as president and CEO of America's Automotive Trust, and returned to Los Angeles for personal and family reasons. Paul E. Miller, senior vice president, will lead during the search for a new CEO. The trust has four member organizations: LeMay — America's Car Museum, RPM Foundation, Club Auto and Concours Club.

Jul 19, 2018



Dr. Amy E. Beiter will join Kirkland-based EvergreenHealth as CEO, starting Aug. 22. Beiter has 25 years of experience in health care in both clinical and administrative capacities. She was president and CEO for Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson. She replaces Bob Malte, who is retiring but will serve as an advisor at EvergreenHealth through March 2019.

Essentia Water

In Bothell, Essentia Water hired Eric Karp as senior director of brand engagement marketing and Mark Weikel as creative director. Karp has more than 15 years of marketing experience, with Tommy Bahama, Microsoft, Men's Journal and Vanity Fair. Weikel has more than 15 years of experience in creative work. He is overseeing the new in-house creative studio. He comes from Seymour Duncan, a guitar electronics company. Essentia bottles ionized alkaline water.

Salmon Recovery Funding Board

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Jeromy Sullivan, chair of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board. Sullivan has served on the Hood Canal Coordinating Council, Point No Point Treaty Council, and Kitsap Forest and Bay Coalition. He also was an IT manager for the tribe and a commercial geoduck harvester. The board provides grants to protect or restore salmon habitat.

Jul 18, 2018

Lane Powell




In Seattle, Lane Powell hired lawyers Peter Becker, Thomas Ward Falkner and Tyler Kendrick. Becker is counsel on the Intellectual Property Transactions Team. He was senior corporate counsel for Amazon's Trademark and Domains Group. Falkner is a shareholder on the Corporate, Securities and M&A Team. He has more than two decades of legal experience, most recently at the Dalio Family Office and Vulcan. Kendrick is an associate on the Intellectual Property Litigation and Transactions teams. He previously was an associate for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, and holds a master's degree in computer science.

U.S. District Court

President Trump nominated Assistant U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman to replace Robert Lasnik and Seattle attorney Kathleen M. O'Sullivan to replace Marsha Pechman on the U.S. District Court in Washington. Gorman was named an assistant U.S. attorney in 2001 and became chief of the Criminal Division in 2013. O'Sullivan has been a partner since 2004 at Perkins Coie, and leads the litigation practice. Gorman and O'Sullivan must be confirmed by the Senate.


The state Department of Social and Health Services named Sharon Redmond director of the Division of Child Support. Redmond was policy chief with DCS. Prior to that, she was a district manager and staff attorney for the division. She replaces Wally McClure, who retires after 37 years with the division.

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