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  People & Companies

Dec 22, 2017

Knob Hill Inn

Timothy Mott was promoted to general manager of Knob Hill Inn in Sun Valley, Idaho. Mott joined Knob Hill Inn in 2013. Prior to that, he was assistant general manager at The Club at Big Bear Village in Big Bear Lake, California.

Corr Cronin

Attorney Jordann Hallstrom joined Corr Cronin in Seattle. Hallstrom practices civil and complex commercial litigation. She was an associate at Williams Kastner in Seattle, and a business analyst and internal auditor prior to her law career.

Dec 21, 2017



LaNesha DeBardelaben is the new executive director of the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle. DeBardelaben was senior vice president at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit and started her career at the National Museum of Kenya in Africa. She studied museum and library management in England and Germany.


RAA, an investment advisory firm specializing in the airline industry, hired Gary Peterson as vice president and financial consultant in the Seattle office. Peterson was a financial advisor at Waddell & Reed and has invested in financial markets for over 30 years. He is helping expand the Seattle office.

Dec 20, 2017

Symetra Life Insurance

Bellevue-based Symetra Life Insurance Co. named Rich LaVoice executive vice president of retirement distribution strategy, Wes Severin senior vice president of retirement distribution, and Andrew Farrell vice president and national sales manager. LaVoice joined Symetra in 2010 from MassMutual Financial Group. Severin joined in 2011 after a stint at Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Co. Farrell also joined in 2010 from MassMutual. The appointments are effective Jan. 1.

City of Tacoma

Dr. Dexter Gordon will receive the 30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award from the city of Tacoma on Jan. 15, King's birthday. Professor Gordon is director of the Race & Pedagogy Institute at the University of Puget Sound, and is a community advocate for social change.


Kent-based outdoor co-op REI hired Christine Putur as chief information officer, Chris Speyer as vice president of private brands, and Wilma Wallace as vice president, general counsel and legal secretary. Putur was executive vice president and CIO at Coach, and global CIO at Staples. Speyer was CEO at Accell North America and worked at Canadian sports retailer Forzani Group. Wallace was interim general counsel at Enveritas and spent 20 years at Gap Inc.

Dec 19, 2017


Harrie Schippers on Jan. 1 will become president and chief financial officer at Paccar in Bellevue. Schippers, currently executive vice president and CFO, has worked at the company for 31 years. He was president of the DAF Trucks division in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2016.

Sound Mental Health

Sound Mental Health changed its name to Sound as part of a new corporate brand identity that includes a new logo, internet domain and the tagline “the forefront of behavioral healthcare.” Tukwila-based Sound says its old brand no longer reflects its array of mental health and addiction services. The company is expanding into new business lines and has adopted the Reaching Recovery care model.

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