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Mar 13, 2019

Ankrom Moisan Architects








In Portland, Ankrom Moisan Architects promoted Alissa Brandt, Mariah Kiersey and Ryan Miyahira to managing principal, Bethanne Mikkelson to managing principal of the Portland workplace team, Leah Wheary to managing design principal, Michael Bonn to principal and Will Grimm to design principal. Brandt has over 20 years of industry experience, and for the past six has created senior environments. She has a background in health care, multifamily housing and hospitality and incorporates elements of those markets in her senior living design. Kiersey is an architect and interior designer who is project manager for Central City Concern's Blackburn Center. Miyahira has been with the firm for almost 20 years. He has experience with mixed-use, senior and market-rate housing. Mikkelson is an interior designer with more than 12 years of experience on commercial tenant improvement, health care and multifamily projects. Wheary was hired 15 years ago and is the go-to person for high profile interior design projects. She is working on residential developments in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Bonn has been with the firm for 20 years. His career has included resort work to summer camps to affordable housing, among them Young Life's Washington Family Ranch, home for two central Oregon camps for middle- and high-schoolers. Grimm has concentrated on community design and planning. He is working on an affordable housing community for Tacoma Housing Authority in Tacoma. Ankrom Moisan provides architecture, interior design, urban design and brand design.

Magnusson Klemencic Assoc.





Seattle-based Magnusson Klemencic Associates promoted Ben Klingenstein, Ben Niesen, Kevin Solberg and David Tayabji to senior associate. Klingenstein is focused on the design of mid-rise and high-rise office projects, long-span structures, and pedestrian bridges in the U.S., and is involved with MKA's steel technical specialty teams. He is working on Oyster Point in San Francisco and Block 18 in Seattle. Niesen does civil design of landscape oriented and mixed-use projects. He has designed improvements for roadway, bicycle and pedestrian ways, stormwater facilities, parks and open spaces. He is working on the Missouri Riverfront Revitalization in Omaha, Nebraska, and S Campus in Seattle. Solberg is focused on the design of health care projects and is on MKA's earthquake, existing buildings and masonry technical specialist teams. He is working on Overlake Hospital Medical Center FutureCare in Bellevue and Oregon Health & Science University Marquam Hill Medical Tower in Portland. Tayabji is focused on the design of office developments and corporate headquarters and campuses, and is on the steel technical specialist team. He is working on Union Station Office Building in Chicago and Dominion Workplace Project in Richmond, Virginia. MKA provides structural and civil engineering services worldwide.

Caron Architecture


Carter Bonham

Seattle-based Caron Architecture promoted Katelin Carter Bonham to marketing manager, and said Peter Tallar became a licensed architect. Carter Bonham leads strategic marketing for the multifamily, hospitality, office and retail teams. She also develops and generates creative content for Caron's print and digital channels. Tallar has been a project manager and designer on residential and commercial projects. He leads Tacoma Town Center, a multi-phase mixed-use urban infill development as part of the city of Tacoma master plan to improve areas south of downtown.

RH2 Engineering



Bothell-based RH2 Engineering promoted Edwin Halim and Chris Roberts to the principals group. Halim has helped shape the direction of the firm's water and wastewater facilities group. He specializes in the design of complex projects, including reservoirs, booster pump stations, lift stations, water and wastewater treatment facilities, transmission mains and HVAC systems. Roberts has helped shape the direction of the firm's electrical and control systems group. He has 17 years of experience specializing in the design and implementation of electrical, control and telemetry systems for water and wastewater facilities. RH2 provides civil engineering, planning and environmental services, with eight offices in the Pacific Northwest.

Port of Everett

Eric Russell is the new CFO for the Port of Everett. Russell replaces John Carter, who is working as an advisor until he retires later this year. Russell was senior director in the finance department at Vulcan Inc. and a former Port of Everett employee. He also is a CPA. Carter spent six years as CFO at the port. Prior to that he was finance director for the city of Bellingham and CFO at the Port of Bellingham.

UW Tacoma

University of Washington Tacoma named Kurt Carlson, Ketul Patel, Liz Dunbar and Henry Schatz as winners of the 18th Annual Milgard Business Leadership Awards. Carlson, president and CEO of Propel Insurance, is Business Leader of the Year. Patel, CEO of CHI Franciscan, is Non-Profit Leader of the Year. The Lifetime Achievement (non-profit) award was given to Dunbar, retired executive director of Tacoma Community House. Schatz, chair of General Plastics, won the Lifetime Achievement award. A banquet will be held April 11 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center ballroom. More information is at http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/milgard/bla.


Beauty retailer Sephora is opening 35 stores across the U.S. this year, including one at 2020 Westlake in Seattle and another at the Streets of Tanasbourne in Hillsboro, Oregon. Sephora has more than 460 stores across the Americas and another 660 locations inside JCPenney.

Mar 12, 2019


Mike Hettich is the new CEO of LeoStella, a joint venture of Thales Alenia Space and Spaceflight Industries that builds small satellites in Tukwila. Hettich has more than 30 years of aerospace design, development and production experience, with leadership roles at Astronics, Collins Aerospace, Iridium and Boeing. He replaces Chris Chautard, who is returning to Thales after helping start LeoStella a year ago. LeoStella is building 20 satellites for BlackSky Global.

Washington Winegrowers Association

Jeff Andrews of Coyote Canon Vineyards is the new secretary/treasurer of the Washington Winegrowers Association. Returning officers are Patrick Rawn (chair) of Two Mountain Winery and Shane Collins (vice chair) of Rocky Pond Winery. Steele Brown, owner of Golden West Vineyards, is a new board member. Returning board members are James Mantone of Syncline Wines, Julia Kock of Klipsun Vineyards, Scott Williams of Kiona Vineyards, Mike Means of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Dustin Tobin of Precept Wine Brands and John Derrick of Mercer Canyons.

At Home

Texas-based At Home Group opened its first West Coast home decor superstore in Puyallup, at 301 37th Ave. S.E. At Home repurposes former big box stores as well as builds new stores. It has more than 180 stores in 37 states and wants to reach 600 stores.

Pennon Construction




Seattle-based general contractor Pennon Construction named project managers Eric Dormaier, Spencer Franks and Mac Sele as future leaders of the company. The three have a collective tenure at Pennon of over 45 years, with key roles in client services and company operations over the past decade. Pennon works in the industrial, low- to mid-rise office, tenant improvement and retail markets in the Puget Sound region.

U.S. Department of Energy

Doug Shoop retired as manager of the Richland Operations Office after 20 years with the U.S. Department of Energy. Brian Vance is the temporary acting field manager for the office, as well as for the Office of River Protection. Vance will coordinate the two offices and their contractors as Hanford gears up for low-level tank waste treatment by 2023.

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