Dec 15, 2017
Kenneth W. Hart was elected director of associates at the Seattle law firm Carney Badley Spellman.
Attorneys Julianne A. Henley, Aaron M. Holloway and Andrew W. Moses joined the Seattle office of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn. Henley, a partner, focuses on intellectual property rights and holds a law degree from Seattle University. Holloway has five years of experience with corporate real estate transactions and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an advisory associate. Moses has three years of experience with corporate, commercial and real estate transactions. He also counsels on liquor and cannabis compliance.
Dec 14, 2017
Curt Granger joined the Seattle-based agricultural biotech company Phytelligence as vice president of global sales for grapes. Granger worked for the California wine industry and California Kiwifruit Commission. Phytelligence was founded by Dr. Amit Dhingra in 2012 at Washington State University, and has offices in Pullman and Portland.
Accelerator Corp. changed its name to Accelerator Life Science Partners, and hired Kendall Mohler, Ph.D., as chief development officer and Ian Howes as chief financial officer. Mohler was senior vice president of research at Juno Therapeutics and a co-founder of Trubion Pharmaceuticals. Howes has 20 years of financial experience with early-stage life sciences companies. Accelerator is a life science investment and management firm with offices in Seattle and New York City.
Dec 13, 2017
Mike O'Hare is the new Region 10 administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Before joining FEMA, O'Hare was with the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, most recently as director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He will be responsible for FEMA's efforts in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and 271 federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native villages.
Susmita Bose, a professor in Washington State University's School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Her work focuses on using technology to improve health. She holds seven patents and seven are currently pending, and has done research on 3D printed bone tissue engineering scaffolds.
Dec 12, 2017
InterIm Community Development Association received a multiple-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for Set for Success, a program in the Chinatown International District and South Seattle. InterIm CDA owns five buildings in Chinatown-International District and Rainier Valley with 305 units and 577 residents. InterIm CDA said the grant will help residents with issues that impact low-income immigrants and refugees.
The city of Bellevue said it is a finalist in an energy competition called the Georgetown University Energy Prize, which focuses on rethinking how small- to medium-sized towns, cities and counties use energy. Bellevue said residents have saved over $2 million in energy costs and 10,800 metric tons of carbon dioxide. In addition, the city said it avoided $58,000 in energy bills, as well as saving 1.3 million kilowatt-hours from streetlight upgrades. A panel of judges pick the winner of the top prize, which includes help in funding an energy dream project, and public education.