May 26, 2017
The Estate Planning Council of Seattle has appointed new officers for 2017-2018. Ronald Nagle with Peterson Sullivan in Seattle is president. Immediate past president is Kurt Olson with Fahlman Olson & Little. Carla Wigen of Wells Fargo Private Bank is president-elect; Kathryn Garrison with Moss Adams Wealth Advisors is treasurer, and Michael Harman with JP Morgan is secretary.
Seattle-based glassybaby has a new charitable giving program — baby grants — designed to let customers and the public help direct grants to local nonprofits. Since the inception of glassybaby in 1999, the company has donated 10 percent of sales to causes and nonprofits. Total giving is over $6.5 million. Month baby grants will be $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000. People can vote on the glassybaby Facebook page. Information is at blog.glassybaby.com.
May 25, 2017
Columbia Asia, a Seattle-based health care company that does business in Asia, appointed Dr. Kelvin Loh its new CEO. Loh worked at the health care company Parkway Pantai as chief executive of the Singapore operations division. Columbia Asia is part of Columbia Pacific Management. It has developed and operates 27 hospitals and two clinics in India, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Kenya, and will open new hospitals this year in the Klang Valley of Malaysia and Bangalore, India.
The law firm Dorsey & Whitney hired Erin C. Kolter to the Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Seattle as of counsel. Kolter was a partner until 2015 in the Intellectual Property Litigation group of Kirkland & Ellis in Los Angeles. Dorsey has offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
May 24, 2017
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges named Jan Yoshiwara executive director, replacing retiring executive director Marty Brown. Yoshiwara is the board's deputy executive director for education. Yoshiwara oversees grants, supervises research, builds partnerships and advocates for 34 community and technical colleges, which serve about 381,000 students.
Phillips Burgess Law said senior associate Trevor Zandell is president of Thurston County Bar Association. Zandell has served on the TCBA board for four years. The firm has offices in Olympia and Tacoma.
May 23, 2017
Banner Bank promoted Jim McLean to executive vice president of the Commercial Real Estate Lending Division, filling the position vacated by Doug Bennett's retirement. McLean will lead a team of about 80 people in five states, including the Multifamily Lending Group, Commercial Real Estate Specialty Unit, Residential Construction and Income Property Divisions, and loan administration for the division.
Portland State University has named Rahmat Shoureshi as the school's next president. Shoureshi has been interim president of New York Institute of Technology. He replaces Wim Wiewel, who has held the post since 2008.
Russell Investments of Seattle said Keith McRedmond joined as managing director of business development for U.S. Private Client Services. He spent six years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and will be based in New York.