Aug 08, 2018
In Seattle, Hewitt hired Jackie Argueta as marketing coordinator, Kathryn Christensen and Robin Croen as landscape architects, and Adam DiPaola, Atif Khwaja and Sarah Bonser as architecture staff. Argueta worked on animations and illustrations for the documentary “A Brief History of Time Travel,” collaborated with artists on music videos and provided art direction and multimedia design for local businesses. Christensen has landscape architecture and urban design experience. She is assisting with landscape architecture on several mixed-use projects in Seattle including Center Steps, Tower Steps and 111 Westlake. Croen has a master of landscape architecture from the University of Washington, and is working on Heritage Square Master Plan in Walla Walla and urban design plans near Seattle Center. DiPaola is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Architecture + Allied Arts. He is working on Capitol Hill Station's transit-oriented development that broke ground in June. Khwaja has five years architectural design experience on public and private projects in Seattle, Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is working on preliminary engineering for light rail to downtown Redmond and the future Ballard-West Seattle light rail extension. Bonser holds a master's in architecture from The Ohio State University. She is working on Hinoki, an affordable housing development in Yesler Terrace, and projects for Snohomish County Public Utility District #1. Hewitt provides architecture, landscape architecture and urban design.
In Bellevue, Osborn Consulting hired Kristy Warren, Ric Brown and Terrence Hew as project engineers, Jacob Romero and Aleksandra Slatala as GIS and CAD designers, and Kara Nguyen as office coordinator. Warren has 10 years of experience in municipal water and wastewater utility design, water resources, and environmental remediation. Brown has over eight years of experience designing and planning services for water systems, stormwater, sanitary sewer, and environmental remediation projects. Hew has three years of experience in civil engineering project design and management. Romero has three years of GIS and AutoCAD experience, including transportation planning, geographic technologies, cartography and statistics for geography. Slatala has a bachelor's and a master's in chemical and process engineering and over five years of AutoCAD experience. Nguyen oversees project invoices and contracts.
Bremerton-based Rice Fergus Miller promoted Alex Smith and Sean Moyano to associate, and Suzanne Pontecorvo to principal. Smith is an architect in the fire and emergency studio. Moyano is a designer in the hospitality studio. Pontecorvo is a project manager in the senior living studio. Rice Fergus Miller is an architecture, interior design, planning and visualization firm.
Bothell-based Essentia Water hired Chuck Czerkawski as CFO and Jennifer Watson as senior director of human resources. Czerkawski was executive vice president and CFO at Avedis Zildjian Co. Before that, he held senior finance positions at Gillette, Pepsi Bottling and Pharmasol. Watson has more than 20 years of HR experience, with leadership roles at Avanade, Microsoft, Motorola and ADC Telecommunications. Essentia bottles ionized alkaline water.
EagleView Technologies, a Bothell-based provider of aerial imagery and data analytics, is acquiring Spookfish Limited, an Australian developer of geospatial imagery products and services, in an all-cash deal expected to close later this year. Spookfish aerial cameras allow EagleView to capture images at higher resolutions, allowing customers to interpret property features, conditions or changes with more accuracy.
Seattle-based Alpine Immune Sciences, which focuses on immunotherapy to treat cancer, autoimmune/inflammatory and other diseases, named Mark Litton, Ph.D. president and chief operating officer. Dr. Litton was with Alder BioPharmaceuticals, where he has served as chief business officer and treasurer since co-founding the company in 2004.
Aug 07, 2018
In Seattle, Walsh Construction Co. named Elizabeth Rinehart general manager of its Washington-based operations. Rinehart is a 13-year employee with more than 18 years of construction experience. She serves on the Housing Development Consortium, working to provide affordable housing in Seattle and King County. She replaces Bill Reid, who remains with the company as president of the Washington region.
In Bellevue, PCL Construction Services promoted Ben Reinhardsen to manager of special projects. Reinhardsen has been with PCL since 2008, working in the estimating department and in the field as a project manager. He most recently was project manager on the Alaska Airlines Concourse C Lounge.
Bob Barlish joined Swinerton Builders Seattle as project executive for the special projects team. Barlish has been in construction for 35 years as an apprentice cabinetmaker, carpenter, foreman, superintendent and estimator. He also has experience in pre-construction, marketing and management.
Dan Burns was named to the partnership team at Hermanson Co. in Kent. Burns has over 20 years of construction industry experience, focusing on safety and project management. He has been with Hermanson for 15 years as a project manager and construction executive. Hermanson provides mechanical construction, design-build engineering, and service/maintenance.
Michelle Douglas was named executive director of Emergency Food Network in Lakewood. Douglas is EFN's deputy director, and was executive director at Rainbow Center and operations manager at the Center for Dialogue & Resolution, both in Tacoma. She will assume her new position in October when Helen McGovern-Pilant retires after 10 years of heading the nonprofit.
Sustainable Seattle named Em Piro executive director of the organization that focuses on environmental, social and economic issues. Piro's background is in performing arts, nonprofit management and sustainability, including the founding of a performing arts incubator in St. Louis. She succeeds BJ Cummings.
King County Metro was named the best large transit system in North America by the American Public Transportation Association, a public transit advocacy organization. The group cited increasing ridership, reduced fares for lower-income people, improving safety and more zero-emission buses. King County Executive Dow Constantine and Metro General Manager Rob Gannon will receive the award Sept. 25.