Feb 05, 2016
ConcertoHealth, formerly Fidelis SeniorCare, named Stacey Zierath as Washington market president. Zierath has more than 25 years of experience in health care at Virginia Mason and PeaceHealth, and be in charge of opening of two new care centers in Lakewood and Lynnwood. The company said it combines social work with care management and clinical services. It has a center in Renton and will open two centers Feb. 23: 2322 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood and 8815 S. Tacoma Way in Lakewood.
Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy named Libby Catalinich director of communications. She is a senior advisor at JayRay Marketing in Tacoma and was director of corporate communications for REI and senior vice president of public relations for Washington Mutual. The county's acting director of communications, Ron Klein, will continue in his role as acting deputy county executive.
Feb 04, 2016
The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation named Pedro J. Marti to its board of directors. He is a senior financial advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors. The foundation invests in public education, theatre, career pathways and supportive care, primarily in Washington state and Los Angeles County. It was founded in 2001 by Sheri and Les Biller.
Frazier Healthcare Partners, which provides growth capital to health care companies, hired Anthony Draye as an executive partner on the Growth Buyout team. Draye has spent 10 years helping health care companies with IT strategy. He worked for TridentUSA Health Services and also worked for Boeing on software development. Frazier has over $2.4 billion under management and has investments in 170 companies.
Feb 03, 2016
AAA Washington, a provider of emergency roadside assistance, named Harry Thomas vice president and chief marketing officer to lead the creative, web, public relations, social media, publication and discount teams. Thomas worked for T-Mobile as director of product marketing.
Strategies 360 in Seattle hired Robert Dillon as senior vice president. An expert on energy policy and politics, Dillon was senior advisor to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and communications director of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He will focus on government relations, crisis management, media relations, and writing about energy issues and other policy areas. The firm has offices in 10 western states and the District of Columbia.
Feb 02, 2016
Bill Baldwin, one of the founding partners of The Partners Group in Seattle, was named Agent of the Year by the Independent Agents & Brokers of King County. He has worked in the insurance industry for 51 years. He was president of Washington Policy Center, founder of Insurance Associates, and served as adjunct faculty in M.B.A. programs and Legal Seminars International.
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes has appointed Kelly L. Harris as the new criminal division chief, succeeding Craig Sims, who left CAO in December for private practice. Harris is a 22-year prosecutor, starting in 1994 as a deputy prosecuting attorney in King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. In 2002, he joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington and in 2009 joined the U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division as a trial attorney in the counterterrorism section. He starts March 9.