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Sep 12, 2018

Freiheit Architecture


Bellevue-based Freiheit Architecture promoted Sherri Miller to principal. Miller joined the firm 16 years ago and has been responsible for expanding retail, restaurant, assisted-living and industrial portfolios, and is on the management and executive leadership team. She is leading a team that focuses on industrial and retail projects in the West Coast and Midwest. Freiheit is a commercial architecture and interior design firm.

Mott MacDonald


Jay Mezher joined Mott MacDonald as digital delivery leader for the North American region. Mezher is an architect with over 20 years of experience. Based in Seattle, he will participate in digital delivery strategic planning and expand the firm's project delivery capabilities. He spent over 17 years at a major engineering firm, and has worked on California High-Speed Rail, LaGuardia International Airport and the Eurasia Tunnel in Istanbul. Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development firm.



Seattle-based architecture and interior design firm Clark|Barnes promoted Adam Gromer to project manager. Gromer has over 10 years of architectural experience in assisted-living, multi-family and hospitality. He works on hotels for brands that include Marriott and Hilton.

Cone Architecture


Seattle-based Cone Architecture promoted Jamie Yengel to principal. Yengel was hired in 2015, and led land use analysis and feasibilities for residential projects, and managed others through design review and permitting. She worked on urban infill projects at Alloy Design Group in Seattle, and on large civic and cultural projects in Beijing.

Sazan Environmental Services





In Seattle, Sazan Environmental Services hired Kevin David as a commissioning agent, and Jack Newman and Sam Wright as green building consultants and promoted Max Osgood to full-time engineering technician. David oversees the commissioning and balancing of mechanical systems. Newman and Wright have had careers at the International Living Future Institute. Newman managed the Zero Energy Building Certification Program there, and Wright managed the Living Building Challenge. Their work focuses on net-zero energy and water programs, solar energy storage, materials toxicity avoidance and indoor air quality. Osgood graduated from Seattle Pacific University this year and was an intern at SES. The firm helps optimize building design and performance through third-party review services.

Confluence Environmental


In Seattle, Confluence Environmental Co. hired Suzanne Vieira as a staff scientist. The ecologist and planner works on freshwater and marine projects. She has contributed to environmental impact statements, biological assessments, mitigation plans and critical area reports. She was an intern for Confluence, which delivers natural resource and capital improvement projects.

Century West Engineering


David Yurs joined Century West Engineering's Bothell office as a senior project engineer. Previously Yurs worked for Aecom and the Federal Aviation Administration. He will support aviation clients in the Puget Sound region and the Northwest.

Reid Middleton





In Everett, Reid Middleton hired Charles Smith as a senior engineer and Ryan Fox as a designer I. In San Diego, it hired Jenn Ciofolo as a project engineer and Charles Liu as a designer I. Smith has 20 years of experience in transportation engineering in the Puget Sound area. Fox is a recent Gonzaga University graduate and will work on civil engineering projects. Ciofolo has seven years of structural design experience. Liu holds a bachelor's and a master's from the University of California and will do structural design. The firm provides structural and civil engineering, land surveying and permitting services.

Gibbs & Olson


Gibbs & Olson, a Longview-based civil engineering and land surveying firm, hired Samuel Barham as a project engineer. Barham has over 13 years of civil engineering experience, with a background in water, wastewater and transportation infrastructure for the public sector. He worked on projects for Longview and Spokane, and Washington State Department of Transportation.

Art Anderson

Art Anderson, a Bremerton-based multidisciplinary engineering services firm, hired Richard Moore as a senior civil engineer. Moore has worked on projects that range from utility and foundation design to land development and heavy civil marine design.

Cambia Health Solutions


In Portland, Cambia Health Solutions hired Faraz Shafiq as chief artificial intelligence officer. Shafiq has over 17 years of experience in strategy, engineering, analytics and product management. He was global head of data science at Verizon, and led product development at AT&T. Cambia provides regional health care plans.


Trupanion, a Seattle-based provider of medical insurance for cats and dogs, is making a management change: CFO Ian Moffat will head an initiative focusing on food's impact on pet health. Moffat's CFO functions are being handled by existing leadership, primarily TJ Houk and Margi Tooth. The company also appointed Jackie Davidson to its board. Davidson has more than 25 years of executive experience, most recently as CFO at Market Leader.

2019 Teacher of the Year

Robert Hand, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Mount Vernon High School, was selected 2019 Teacher of the Year in Washington. Hand has been teaching at the school since 2013. He will be considered for National Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced next spring at the White House.

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