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Jul 05, 2018

Bassetti Architects


In Seattle, Bassetti Architects promoted Jean Stolzman to associate. Stolzman manages complex projects and supports staff planning. She recently played a vital role in helping bring in the Issaquah High School design/build project.



Mark Holmes joined HNTB Corp. as construction services deputy director for the Northwest. Holmes is based in Bellevue and manages construction projects for the city of Seattle and other clients. He has done project management for interchange, arterial and local roads, utilities and site grading. He has led teams on projects that include Snoqualmie's Tokul Road Roundabout/SR 202 improvements. HNTB is an infrastructure firm.

DLR Group



DLR Group promoted Erica Loynd to Northwest regional justice and civic leader for the Seattle and Portland studios, and Lori Coppenrath to national justice planner. They work in the Seattle office. Loynd joined the firm 14 years ago, and has been a leader there and with the national AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice. Her work includes Skagit County Jail in Mount Vernon. Coppenrath, a principal, joined DLR 19 years ago, and has been a programmer and planner for public safety centers, courts, detention and corrections facilities and support spaces. She will be a resource to DLR's offices in the U.S. The firm provides architecture, engineering, interiors, planning and building optimization.

Aspect Consulting












In its Seattle office, Aspect Consulting hired Jon Turk as an associate hydrogeologist, James Bush as a project hydrogeologist, Meilani Lanier-Kamaha'o as a project geologist, Amelia Oates as a staff geologist and Jackson Lundgren as a field technician. The firm hired Aaron Fitts as a staff geologist in Bellingham, and Jasmin Jamal as staff engineer and Mike Mills as a project software developer in Portland. In Bend, it hired John Warinner as an associate water resources engineer, Chris Bellusci as an associate business systems architect and Blair Deaver as a senior geospatial data scientist. Turk has over 16 years of experience focused on quantitative hydrogeology for water, wastewater and industrial markets for public agencies and private industry. He will support the Seattle office and work with clients in the south Puget Sound area. Bush has seven years of hydrogeologic and numerical modeling experience for groundwater projects. Lanier-Kamaha'o has over four years of experience conducting environmental field work and analysis for environmental due diligence and investigation projects. Oates has a master's in applied geoscience from the University of Washington and nearly two years of experience conducting Phase I ESAs, installing groundwater monitoring wells, soil vapor sampling and performing remedial excavation oversight. Lundgren holds a bachelor's in geology from Western Washington University, and supports Aspect's solid waste and environmental remediation field programs. Fitts has over five years of experience working on and managing engineering geology, geotechnical and construction oversight. Jamal has a master's in environmental engineering from California State University, Fullerton and over a year of experience supporting groundwater and surface water projects. Mills has a computer science and math background, and experience in web and database development, including statistical analysis and mobile application development for earth science and engineering projects. Warinner is a water resources engineer and water rights examiner with over 30 years of experience in water supply, water rights and GIS projects for irrigators, public agencies and private industry. Bellusci has 20 years of experience in IT/software development, support and product management, including helping clients plan for and build technology-driven solutions related to earth science problems. Deaver's geospatial experience includes open source GIS, scripting, mobile development, dev ops, data management and enterprise platforms. He is a Esri GIS professional and is Amazon Web Services certified. Aspect provides environmental, geotechnical, water resources, stormwater and GIS services in the Northwest and Western U.S.



In Juneau, Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association CFO Luke Fanning is taking over as CEO from Larry Cotter. Prior to joining APICDA, Fanning was vice president and regional manager for First National Bank Alaska. He captains a commercial fishing boat in his spare time. Cotter announced his retirement late last year. APICDA is a nonprofit that helps rural villages.

Freestone Capital Management

Seattle-based Freestone Capital Management hired David O'Neal as managing director of strategic growth initiatives. O'Neal has more than 30 years of experience in wealth management, technology and transportation logistics. He was COO at a North Carolina wealth management firm, and vice president of business development at a Seattle wealth management firm. Freestone is a wealth management firm with offices in Washington, Oregon and California.


MealPal, an app that lets you order and pick up a restaurant meal, launched in Seattle. MealPal targets restaurants near large tech campuses and business districts, and has more than 150 eateries on board in downtown Seattle and South Lake Union. The lunch subscription is $6 a meal. MealPal operates in 16 cities worldwide.

Jul 03, 2018

Frazier Healthcare Partners

Andy Caine joined Frazier Healthcare Partners as an executive partner on the growth buyout team. Caine spent 20 years advising high-growth organizations, and was a partner at Green Peak and organization practice expert at McKinsey & Co. At Frazier, he is focusing on pre-investment due diligence, talent assessment and development, and post-acquisition management. Frazier invests in health care companies, with offices in Seattle and Menlo Park, California.

Army Corps of Engineers

Lt. Col. Christian N. Dietz on July 20 will assume command of the Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dietz was an executive officer at the Pentagon, and is a registered professional engineer in Delaware and a project management professional. Dietz will be responsible for eight dams within the Columbia and Snake river basins.


Seattle-based Yapta hired Michael Smith as chief marketing officer. Smith has over 25 years of marketing experience, most recently as vice president of global marketing at Changepoint. Yapta tracks airfare and hotel prices for travelers. Smith will help the company expand internationally to serve corporate travel buyers.




In Seattle, Skanska promoted Lew Guerrette to vice president and Rob Robinson to account manager. Guerrette has 26 years of industry experience (20 with Skanska). He has worked on a variety of projects, with a focus on the life sciences sector. He also has led local Skanska employee training programs. Robinson has 30 years of industry experience (21 with Skanska). He advises colleagues working on GC/CM projects.

MBA of King and Snohomish Counties


The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties named Marco M. Lowe as director of government affairs. Lowe was vice president of Enwave Seattle, the city's renewable district energy system. Prior to that, he was chief of staff at New York City's Department of Small Business Services, director of community relations for Mayor Greg Nickels and a member of Gary Locke's gubernatorial staff.

Strate Line

Barnhart bought Strate Line, a company based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, that rents operated hydraulic cranes from 30 to 175 tons in Idaho, Montana and Washington. Memphis, Tennessee-based Barnhart will maintain all of Strate Line's assets and employees, but will manage operations primarily from its Spokane branch. Barnhart has nearly 50 branches and rents cranes to nearly 1,800 tons in capacity.

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