Apr 29, 2016
Julie H. Seidenstein has joined Lane Powell as counsel to the firm's Real Estate Practice Group, where she will concentrate on transactional real estate and project financing for regional and national clients. She represents institutional lenders, finance companies and borrowers on construction and permanent loans for retail, office, hospitality, multifamily and mixed-use properties.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., has appointed three judges from federal courts in the Ninth Circuit to lead committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States, the governing body of the judicial branch. They include Chief District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez of U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, who will chair the committee on criminal law.
Apr 28, 2016
Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises hired six people to work in corporate operations after doubling its fleet in the last two years. It employs 120 people in the Pacific Northwest and about 700 worldwide. Doug Santoni is vice president of deployment and revenue operations. He has worked at Royal Caribbean Cruises and Boeing. Peter Beck is vice president of accounting and worked for Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality. Mary Schimmelman is director of public relations and social media, and worked for Holland America Line. Brian Kimmons is director of information technology and was with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. Gina Smith is controller and worked at the Bellevue Club. Jay Juang is risk manager, with experience at Mitsui Sumitomo Marine Insurance.
Puget Sound Bank promoted Dean T. Peterson to vice president, relationship manager. Peterson joined Puget Sound Bank in 2013, and was promoted to assistant vice president, relationship manager.
Apr 27, 2016
Life Science Washington, a life science trade association, has a new president and CEO: Leslie M. Alexandre. She was director for the Office of Research Development and Collaborations at Georgia Regents University Cancer Center, and president and CEO of North Carolina Biotechnology Center. There are about 800 life sciences organizations in the state employing nearly 100,000 people.
The Seattle-based mobile advertising analytics company Marchex named Ziad Ismail chief product officer to oversee the product and engineering organization. He was senior vice president of product and engineering at Marchex.
Apr 26, 2016
Attorney Roger Hillman recently joined Pacific ADR Consulting as a panel member. Hillman has worked on health care and insurance matters, as well as commercial disputes. Pacific ADR is a mediation and arbitration service provider founded by Gregg Bertram.
Nintex named Baran Erkel vice president of corporate development and Robyn Singh vice president of human resources. Erkel has experience in strategy development, M&A, strategic investments and partnerships, and worked at Citrix. Singh also worked at Citrix as global HR leader for the Mobility Apps Business Unit. The Nintex Workflow platform automates processes to generate documents.