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February 18, 2010
The law firm of Ogden Murphy Wallace elected three people to membership in the firm. They are Jaime Allen, Carrie Soli and W. Brett Amrine. Allen and Soli practice in the Seattle office and Amrine is in Wenatchee. Allen practices in the Litigation Department. Soli is an attorney in the Business and Healthcare Practice. Amrine works on business, employment and municipal law.
Richland-based IsoRay hired William Cavanagh as vice president of research and development for IsoRay Medical. Cavanagh was chief scientific officer for Sangretech Biomedical for six years, overseeing design and use of a novel cancer therapy. IsoRay is a medical isotope company focusing on the treatment of prostate cancer and other malignant diseases.
The Mystery Shopping Providers Association, a professional trade association that improves service quality using anonymous resources, elected Renton business owner Doug Rector to its board of directors. Rector is president of Northwest Loss Prevention Consultants. The board has 11 members.
February 17, 2010
Tacoma-based Albers & Co., an insurance and financial services business, hired Mark Amberson to the retirement/wealth management team as senior investment strategist. Amberson has 20 years of experience managing fixed income portfolios and has worked with the state of Oregon and Russell Investments.
Kirkland-based Daticon Electronic Evidence Discovery, an international provider of eDiscovery services, hired Bill Derrick as vice president, client experience. Derrick has worked with LexisNexis Applied Discovery, Getty Images, Global Market Insite and Wall Data.
Seattle-based DocuSign, a provider of on-demand electronic signature solutions, appointed Keith Krach as chairman of the board of directors. Krach is founder and former CEO of Ariba. DocuSign also hired Steven King as president and CEO. King has 25 years of information technology experience and has worked at Virtela, Zantaz and E*Trade.
February 12, 2010
King County Executive Dow Constantine appointed Caroline Whalen as director of the King County Department of Executive Services. Whalen has been a program project director with DES since 2007 and has also served as deputy director of the King County Department of Development and Environmental Services.
D Square Energy Systems, a North Bend-based dealer of stand-by power generators, has expanded into Oregon with a new Portland-area office. The office, in Clackamas, will focus on installing, repairing and maintaining generators for commercial, industrial and residential markets.
Washington State University hired Prema Arasu as associate vice president for international programs and chief international officer. She is associate vice provost, Office of International Affairs at North Carolina State University, as well as the director of Global Health Initiative and professor at the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.
Bellingham-based power systems manufacturer G.B. Enterprises hired Andy Anderson as VP of finance. Anderson has 32 years of experience in cost accounting, financial analysis and other areas. He recently managed the segment financial administration for B/E Aerospace in Miami.
February 11, 2010
Kirkland's Public Works Director Daryl Grigsby has accepted a position with the city of Pomona, Calif., as public works director. Grigsby was hired by Kirkland in 2005 and led the department's efforts to create its first strategic plan, including a 20-year vision statement and values.
Law firm Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson named Lisa Ann Sharpe managing principal of the firm. The firm also added a new associate, Tyler Joseph Moore. Sharpe's practice emphasizes family law. She has been a principal since 2000. Moore's practice focuses on creditor's rights and bankruptcy.
Seattle Southside Visitor Services, the official tourism department for the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac, Kent and Des Moines, has signed a lease to move its business offices and visitor center to 3100 S. 176th St. in SeaTac in March. An open house is scheduled for May with details to be announced at a later date. The center was previously located at 14220 Interurban Ave. S. in the Tukwila.
February 10, 2010
Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale hired Melissa Stabile as collections manager. Stabile recently worked with the Frisco Historic Park and Museum in Frisco, Colo. She replaces Betty Long-Schleif, who retired in January after 22 years as Maryhill's collections manager.
Calli Daly has joined Koch Companies Public Sector as regional manager, state government affairs for the Northwest. She will represent Koch companies including Georgia-Pacific, Invista B.V., Flint Hills Resources and Koch Industries. Daly will work out of an office in Salem, Ore., and be responsible for legislative policy advocacy and government relations in Oregon and Washington. Daly was previously government affairs director at Northwest Food Processors Association in Portland.
Tacoma-based Russell Investments hired James Polisson as managing director of the global ETF business and Andrew Arenberg as managing director of global ETF distribution. Both were instrumental in building BGI's global iShares business. They joined Russell in mid-January and will be based in San Francisco.
February 9, 2010
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded about $650,000 to the Fair Housing Center of Washington in Tacoma and the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance in Spokane to assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination. The Fair Housing Center won a private enforcement initiative grant for $275,000. The Northwest Alliance won a $275,000 private enforcement initiative grant and a $99,000 education and outreach initiative grant.
Vancouver-based International Rehabilitative Sciences, doing business as RS Medical, hired John Konsin as president and chief executive officer. Rick Terrell, the company's president and co-founder, is retiring from daily operations and will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Konsin was vice president, sports surgery, of the Surgical Devices Global Business Unit of Covidien. International Rehabilitative Sciences provides pain management and rehabilitation products and services.
February 5, 2010
Dan McClung was elected to the Western Washington Fair Association board of directors. McClung is taking the position that has been filled by Thomas Tebb, who is moving to emeritus status. The 12-member board manages the Puyallup Spring Fair, Puyallup Fair Foundation Scholarship Dinner/Auction, Puyallup Fair and Oktoberfest.
Dr. William Christopher, president of Cascadia Community College, said he will retire June 30. Chrisopher came to Cascadia in July of 2005 when the college was five years old. The board appointed trustee Michael Martino to chair the Presidential Search Committee and expects to select a search consultant in early February.