Jan 18, 2019
The Kenmore City Council named Suzanne Greathouse and Nathan Loutsis as planning commissioners. Greathouse recently retired from AT&T as senior technical director, and serves on the Kenmore Heritage Society and Northshore Senior Center boards. Loutsis is student body treasurer at Inglemoor High School, and a volunteer sergeant with King County Sheriff's Explorer Program.
Venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group promoted Hope Cochran to managing director, Troy Cichos to COO and partner, and Jennifer Chambers to administrative partner. Cochran joined Madrona two years ago as a venture partner. She has more than 25 years of experience and was CFO of King Digital, the creator of Candy Crush. Cichos, previously CFO and administrative partner, joined the company in 1999. Chambers was director of fund administration and has been with Madrona since 1997.
Alaska Airlines has three new vice presidents: Constance von Muehlen, Ron Calvin and Jenny Wetzel. Von Muehlen is senior vice president of maintenance and engineering. She has nearly 30 years of industry experience, most recently as COO of Horizon Air. Calvin, a 32-year veteran at Alaska, is vice president of inflight operations. He had been managing director of inflight since 2012. Wetzel is vice president of labor relations. She comes from Kaiser Permanente/Group Health, where she was vice president of employee and labor relations since 2015.
Kelsi Chambers was promoted to producer/broker in the Seattle office of USG Insurance Services. Chambers has 12 years of insurance experience, six with USG. She will help with USG's Northwest expansion, including support for the Sandpoint, Idaho, branch.
Principal dancer and artistic director Jonathan Porretta is retiring from Pacific Northwest Ballet at the end of the season. Porretta has been with the company for 20 years. He ruptured his Achilles tendon last year, leading to his decision to retire. His final performance will be June 9.
Jan 17, 2019
Kirk Nelson and Dr. Robert Williams joined the board of Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason in Seattle. Nelson is CEO and president of AAA Washington and previously was Washington president of Qwest. Williams managed Windows and Windows Phone groups at Microsoft, and directed Amazon's Appstore prior to that. He holds 10 U.S. patents in chemistry. The institute advances science that fights immune system diseases.
Attorney Catherine Woods joined Seattle-based Carney Badley Spellman. Woods focuses on insurance and health care law.
Cardiac Dimensions, a developer of minimally invasive treatments for heart failure, hired Carmelo Mastrandrea as vice president of sales. Mastrandrea has 20 years of industry experience, most recently as vice president of European sales for REVA Medical. He also held global sales management positions at Biosensors International, Biotronik, Guidant and Avintos. Cardiac Dimensions has operations in Kirkland, Sydney and Frankfurt.
Bellevue-based Smartsheet acquired TernPro, the Seattle-based maker of Slope, an application for sharing creative work such as photos and videos. The Slope team, including co-founders Dan Bloom and Brian Bosche, joined Smartsheet. Terms of the deal were not available. Smartsheet is a cloud-based platform for work execution.
Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering over $30,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying viticulture, enology or related disciplines. Applications are due March 29. More information is at http://www.washingtonwinefoundation.org/scholarships.