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Sep 13, 2019

Know Labs


Donna Ryan joined the medical, scientific and regulatory advisory board of Seattle-based Know Labs. Ryan is director of population health for Ascension Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, Florida, where she manages four diabetes outpatient and inpatient programs. Know Labs directs structured light or radio waves through substances to capture molecular signatures used for identification, authentication and diagnosis. It is developing a non-invasive continuous glucose monitor that uses this technology.


Seattle-based Starbucks has three new directors: Richard Allison Jr., CEO of Domino's; Andrew Campion, executive vice president and CFO at Nike; and Isabel Ge Mahe, vice president and managing director of greater China for Apple. Allison is on Starbucks' compensation and management development committee; Campion is on the audit and compliance committee; and Ge Mahe is on the nominating and corporate governance committee.


Tim Zonca is the new incoming CEO of Portland-based Stackery, a serverless workflow software company. Zonca was senior vice president of worldwide marketing for Puppet, a privately held information automation software company based in Portland. He also will become a board member when he starts Sept. 23 at Stackery.

Dollar General

National discount retailer Dollar General will open two stores early next year in Washington: one in Centralia (Lewis County) and the other in Cathlamet (Wahkiakum County). Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based Dollar General has nearly 16,000 stores, but none listed in Washington state. It says the two in Washington are under construction. The DJC reported last month that Dollar General is seeking permits for a store in Ocean Shores (Grays Harbor County).

Sep 12, 2019

WestRiver Group


Laurel Buckner joined WestRiver Group as a managing director of its Pacific Northwest Fund. Buckner has over 20 years of operational and investing expertise, most recently as senior vice president and managing director at ATN Ventures. She also has experience in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions, working as a lead M&A attorney at Dell. At WestRiver, Buckner is co-leading the Pacific Northwest Fund with Anthony Bontrager.



Barbara Ann Hagen is the new vice president of sales and marketing at Seattle-based ThriftBooks. Hagen has more than 16 years of experience as a senior marketing executive, including stints at Best Buy, Target and Microsoft. She most recently was a vice president at The Mars Agency in Seattle. ThriftBooks is an online used book seller.

Conversa Health

Cameron Ough is the new chief technology officer at Portland-based Conversa Health. Ough spent 10 years at Cigna, where he was a senior IT director. Prior to that, he worked for 10 years at Intel as an engineering and architecture lead. Conversa connects patients and caregivers through its healthcare conversation platform.

Stoel Rives

Portland-based Stoel Rives achieved Mansfield Rule 2.0 Plus Certification — a program designed to boost representation of diverse lawyers in law firm leadership. Stoel Rives considers at least 30% women, lawyers of color and LGBTQ+ lawyers for leadership roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities and senior lateral positions.

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