Jul 02, 2015
The Port of Ridgefield just north of Portland hired Clark County resident Nelson Holmberg to fill a new position: vice president of innovation. Holmberg was executive director at the Port of Woodland and communications manager at the Port of Vancouver, and recently led BergerABAM's public involvement practice in Vancouver. Holmberg will find new revenue streams for the port.
The Association of Washington Cities gave Kenmore an award for The Coolest City Hall. Kenmore has won three AWC Municipal Excellence Awards, which recognize projects that improve quality of life, establish partnerships and build community support. Kenmore City Hall was completed in 2010 and has a LEED gold rating. Weinstein A|U was the architect and Graham Contracting was the general contractor.
Daniel Malone is the new executive director of the Downtown Emergency Service Center, which serves chronically homeless adults. Malone has worked at DESC for 26 years, and was its first director of housing programs and deputy director. He succeeds Bill Hobson, who has just retired.
Jul 01, 2015
Emory Thomas, former publisher and editor of Puget Sound Business Journal, is returning to the PSBJ as publisher. Thomas has been chief content officer at American City Business Journals, parent company of the PSBJ. He worked at the Seattle paper from 2004 to 2011.
Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange has been named interim president of Seattle Central College, effective Aug. 17. She is vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity at the University of Washington, and is adjunct faculty at UW Evans School of Public Affairs.
Lighthouse eDiscovery, which provides technology-enabled discovery services, promoted John Olson to director of focus discovery, leading a team of former review attorneys and data analysis experts. He was director of hosted solutions and managed a team of review database project managers. Olson was a staff attorney in the e-discovery group at K&L Gates. Lighthouse eDiscovery opened an office in New York City this week.
Jun 30, 2015
Louise Chernin, president and CEO of the Greater Seattle Business Association, has been appointed to the Seattle College District Board of Trustees by Gov. Jay Inslee. GSBA says it is the largest LGBT Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. Chernin will be one of five members of the board, replacing Courtney Gregoire, whose term has expired.
The law firm Dorsey & Whitney said J. Michael Keyes has joined the Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Seattle as a partner. He focuses on trademark infringement, copyright infringement, unfair competition and false advertising. Keyes was with K&L Gates.
ABRA Auto Body & Glass and its principal owner, Hellman & Friedman, said they will acquire 23 Kadel's Auto Body locations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. This is part of ABRA's national expansion plan. Kadel's Auto Body is an investment managed by KCB Private Equity of Pasadena, California.