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Aug 18, 2017

City of Fife


Hyun Kim was appointed city manager of Fife by the Fife City Council, beginning Sept. 13. Current City Manager Subir Mukerjee is set to retire Sept. 12. Kim was finance director for Boulder City, Nevada, and town administrator for Afton, Wyoming. His career began in 2012 as community development director for Pinedale, Wyoming.

Horizon Air

Horizon Air's board of directors have elected Captain John Hornibrook vice president of flight operations and Brooke Vatheuer vice president of finance and planning. Hornibrook will oversee 700 line pilots and the system operations center. He is a 26-year Alaska Airlines pilot and was managing director of flight operations at Virgin America, overseeing integration efforts with Alaska. Vatheuer was managing director at Alaska, overseeing internal audit and enterprise risk management for both Alaska and Horizon.

Aug 17, 2017

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Circuit Judge Richard C. Tallman of Seattle will step down as an active judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on March 3, 2018, his 65th birthday, after almost 18 years of service to the court. Tallman will continue to serve as a senior judge. He also serves on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, which hears appeals related to espionage and counterterrorism investigations, with a term that ends in January 2021.

Washington Student Achievement

The Washington Student Achievement Council added two new members. Jan Yoshiwara is the representative for the public community and technical colleges, and Peder Digre begins a one-year appointment as the student member.


The Washington Coalition for Open Government will honor KING5 TV investigative reporter Susannah Frame with the Third Annual Kenneth F. Bunting Award in recognition of her work using the state's Public Records Act in investigations.

Aug 16, 2017

Western State Hospital


The Department of Social and Health Services said Dr. Marylouise Jones will lead Western State Hospital as interim CEO during the search for a permanent replacement for current CEO Cheryl Strange. Strange was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to serve as Secretary for DSHS, effective Sept. 18.

Andersen Tax

Andersen Tax named Stuart Ison a managing director in the Seattle office, joining the Commercial Practice group. He has 29 years of experience in tax issues. He was a senior partner at KPMG, where he led a global tax services team, and also worked for Corning.

Aug 15, 2017

Phillips Burgess


Christopher Luhrs has joined the Olympia-Tacoma law firm of Phillips Burgess and will focus on real estate, construction, land use and business law. He has worked for Promontory Financial Group in Denver and the law firm of McCarthy & Holthus in Seattle.

Sur La Table

Seattle-based Sur La Table named Billy May as chief executive officer. May has over two decades of retail, digital marketing and eCommerce experience, and succeeds Diane Neal who retired earlier this year from the cooking and entertaining supply business. May was most recently with Abercrombie and Fitch as senior vice president, and has also worked at adidas, Sears Holdings and Lowe's Companies.

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