Jul 03, 2019
Seattle-based Notkin Mechanical Engineers hired William (Bill) Turnipseed and Qasim Hasan as project engineers, Eliezer (Eli) Suhartanto as a mechanical designer, Kim Baker as marketing manager, Samantha Torpey as a human resources generalist and Joy Bak as an accounting clerk. The firm also said Elizabeth Garras and Nick Weishaar earned licenses as mechanical engineers in Washington. Turnipseed brings over 30 years of mechanical engineering experience to Notkin's projects at Naval Base Kitsap. Hasan has 15 years of mechanical engineering and design experience, and works on projects at EvergreenHealth and Naval Base Kitsap.
Suhartanto has nine years of experience and works on projects at EvergreenHealth and Naval Base Kitsap. Baker has 16 years of experience marketing for the built environment. She manages the firm's marketing and business development initiatives. Torpey manages the firm's human resources and recruitment processes and draws from her similar experience with the city of Sacramento and health care organizations. Bak holds a finance degree in business administration from Central Washington University, and supports the firm's financial initiatives.
Garras joined Notkin full-time in 2015 after three years at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. She is working on projects for the U.S. Navy and the Port of Seattle. Weishaar was hired in 2013 as a mechanical designer after interning with Siemens Industries. At Notkin, his work includes projects for the U.S. Navy and EvergreenHealth. Notkin provides analysis, design, and consulting services for health care, academic and government clients.
Of counsel attorneys Adam Coady, Alexandra Kleeman and Nathan Luce are now partners in the Seattle office of Stoel Rives. Coady is a partner in the firm's Real Estate, Development & Construction group, where he focuses on commercial real estate transactions and leasing. Kleeman is a partner in the firm's Environmental, Land Use and Natural Resources group. She assists buyers, developers, lenders, landlords and industrial operators with environmental and regulatory matters. Luce also is a partner in the Real Estate, Development & Construction group. He represents buyers, sellers and lenders in the acquisition, disposition, development and financing of commercial, retail and multifamily projects.
Linda Magee joined Pemco Insurance as controller. Magee has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, including stints as senior director of finance at the nonprofit Washington State Hospital Association, CFO at AssureStart insurance agency and vice president of financial analysis at SeaBright Insurance.
In Seattle, Keller Rohrback named Ryan McDevitt and Matt Gerend as partners. Both practice in the firm's Complex Litigation group. McDevitt played a significant role in achieving and administering landmark settlements on behalf of drivers of diesel Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Ram and Jeep vehicles. Gerend focuses on litigation brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Seattle-based Brightwork Consulting hired Mae Regalado as senior consultant to lead a large healthcare IT project in the Los Angeles area and Alyson Lewis as senior consultant to lead a large healthcare IT project in the Denver area. Regalado has more than 20 years of leadership experience on data management and integration projects. Lewis has over 10 years of experience with IT implementation. Brightwork is a risk management, change management and business strategy consultant.
Thirteen communities won 2019 Smart Communities Awards from the state Department of Commerce. Smart Vision Award winners were the cities of Prosser and Lakewood. This award recognizes outstanding comprehensive plans, sub-area plans or county-wide planning policies. Smart Choices Awards went to Island County and the cities of Blaine and Vancouver. This award recognizes excellence in implementation of a comprehensive plan. Smart Projects Award winners were Intercity Transit and the city of Bellingham. They were cited for outstanding projects in the implementation of a comprehensive plan. Smart Partnership Awards went to the cities of Walla Walla, Colville, Tukwila and their partners. This award recognizes achievements by a joint public project that implements a comprehensive plan. Smart Housing Strategies Award winners were Island County and the city of Tacoma. They were cited for creative plans, policies, programs and/or actions to address affordable housing. The city of Bonney Lake won the Judges' Merit Award for its watershed protection policies and land use planning.
In Seattle, SRG Partnership hired Marianeth Becerril Pedraza as a designer, Nikko Delossantos as a marketing coordinator and Zachary Melnik and Bryan Washko as designers, and promoted Alyssa Gritzmacher to marketing manager. In Portland, it hired Samantha Kelsey as an interior designer and Michael Talbot as a senior associate and director of workplace strategy.
Pedraza has a master of architecture and a bachelor of science in architecture studies from Washington State University, and was a teaching assistant in architecture there. Delossantos has a bachelor's in communications from the University of Washington and industry experience in marketing, public relations and social media strategies. He will work on marketing and business development initiatives.
Melnik holds a master of architecture from the UW and a bachelor's in business administration from Drexel University. Washko has a master of architecture from the UW and a bachelor's in architectural studies and music from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He was a teaching assistant in digital fabrication at the UW. Gritzmacher manages the Seattle office's marketing pursuits and business development initiatives. She has a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Oregon. Kelsey has a bachelor's in interior design from Oregon State University and a portfolio of work with a specialization in workplace design. Talbot is a design leader with 20 years of experience in workplace, health care and public interest design. SRG provides programming, planning, architecture and interior design.
Art Anderson hired Abu Bakar Siddke as a naval architect. He will work in the marine division of the Bremerton-based multidisciplinary engineering services firm and support several projects focusing on vessel stability, structural analysis and mooring.