Nov 17, 2017
Semiahmoo Resort, Golf and Spa in Blaine named Nicole Newton general manager. Newton has 30 years of experience in catering, conference services and banquets, and will oversee three restaurants, the spa and two golf courses. She previously worked at Semiahmoo before working at Columbia Hospitality and several Northwest hotels, including Hotel 1000, Sorrento Hotel and Willows Lodge.
Seattle-based Jones Soda Co. named Steve Gress executive vice president of U.S. sales. He has worked for Big Geyser and Vitamin Water, and opened his own distribution company, Exclusive Distribution, before being named executive vice president of New England Beverages. He will focus on building the Lemoncocco brand in the U.S.
Nov 16, 2017
Skagit Bank hired Andy Egloff as a commercial loan officer in the Burlington office. He has worked as a commercial lender for 13 years, primarily in Snohomish and Island counties.
Ashbaugh Beal has hired Sean Leake as an associate in the Construction Law Group. He is a 2017 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law.
MicroVision, a Redmond company focused on ultra-miniature projection display and sensing technology, named Perry Mulligan chief executive officer, replacing Alexander Tokman who resigned as CEO and director. Mulligan has been a director at MicroVision since 2010. Tokman remains as president through the end of the year. Mulligan was SVP of operations for Emulex and QLogic.
Seattle Magazine's November issue includes its annual list of most influential Seattleites. Alongside names like Governor Jay Inslee and Amazon's John Schoettler is the Low Income Housing Institute's Sharon Lee. The magazine praised her efforts to create both affordable housing and tiny house colonies in Ballard, Interbay, Georgetown and four other locations. Lee told the magazine she wants to have 200 tiny houses in place by the end of this year. Also on the list of honorees is Pike Place Market Authority's Ben Franz-Knight, who oversaw the MarketFront expansion.
Realogics Sotheby's International Realty hired Stacia Smith as director of sales and Seattle branch manager. She will oversee 85 brokers. Smith moves from Coldwell Banker Bain's Bainbridge Island office.
The title of CREW's Dec. 14 luncheon talk will be “What's Next for Vulcan Real Estate?,” and everyone in Seattle surely wants to know. Four Vulcan executives will speak on the panel: Kiki Gram, Pearl Leung, Lori Mason Curran and Megan Murphy. It starts at 11:30 a.m. at Motif, 1415 Fifth Ave. Details and registration are at crewnetwork.org.
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America now has about 20 engineers in its Western Avenue office near the waterfront, but the company said that number will soon grow to around 150. The R&D lab will be headed by veteran local software engineer Mike Dosenbach, formerly of Amazon and Okta, who said in a statement, “We believe Seattle is the right spot to attract the best cloud talent for us. As the first OEM with a lab for cloud development in Seattle, we commit to this area and see the new office as a long-term investment.” The company didn't disclose whether it would expand at its present location or move.