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Jul 24, 2019

Davido Consulting Group



Engineering firm Davido Consulting Group hired Erin Poor, Cassandra Steffen, Louis Garcia, Tabatha Dye, Shivam Ohri, Simon Gebregziabher, Jeremy Valdez, Filmon Araya, Chester Bennett, Kristopher Keenan, Raquel Callans and Steve Robert as civil engineers.

Melissa McKenry Doonan and Josh Romine joined the structural department. Madeleine Friend, Greg Reed, Chris Karmell, Gerda Szoboszlai and Joshua Spaulding are additions to the drafting department and Chrissy Lemrick was hired as a project resource manager.

Robert is a senior civil engineer with 13 years of experience leading waterfront site development. That experience includes seawalls, piers, floating docks, stormwater and utility design. He is working on Wollochet Campus and the Fauntleroy Creek culvert replacement. Doonan is a senior structural engineer with 22 years of experience leading design on low-rise buildings and other structures on the West Coast. Her experience includes structural design of churches, retail, multifamily, mixed use, industrial buildings and waterfront structures. She is working on Skagit County Courthouse seismic upgrades and Tukwila Village.

DCG has offices in Seattle, Mount Vernon, Whidbey Island and Federal Way.


Bill Kong is the new chief marketing officer at Rover.com in Seattle. Kong has over 20 years of experience in product management and brand marketing, with an emphasis on direct-to-consumer business. He was chief growth officer at Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics, and executive vice president of product marketing and performance marketing services at CommerceHub. Rover.com provides pet sitters and dog walkers.


In Liberty Lake, Itron promoted Tom Deitrich to president, CEO and board member. Deitrich has been Itron's executive vice president and COO since October 2015 and will start his new roles on Aug. 6. He succeeds Philip Mezey, who announced his retirement earlier this year and will work with Deitrich on the transition. Itron is a technology and services company focused on energy and water.

Washington Federal Bank

Retired executive Linda Brower joined the board of Washington Federal, the parent company of Washington Federal Bank. Brower was executive vice president and chief administration officer at the bank from 2003 until her retirement in 2016. She has four decades of banking experience, including leadership roles at Bank of America and US Bank.


Amazon Publishing signed author Dean Koontz for a five-book deal and a collection of six short thrillers. Thomas & Mercer will publish the first book “Devoted” next spring and “Nameless,” the short thriller collection, will be available this fall from Amazon Original Stories. Koontz's best-selling short story “Ricochet Joe” was published in late 2017 by Amazon Original Stories.


Everett-based Fluke acquired Pruftechnik, a German provider of precision laser shaft alignment, condition monitoring and non-destructive testing. Terms of the deal were not announced. Fluke develops electronic test tools and software for measuring and monitoring.

Cary Kopczynski & Co.








Structural engineering firm Cary Kopczynski & Co. promoted Andy Tu and Jason Thome to senior associate, Jerry Lee and Joel Kipple to associate, Stephanie Vincent to level 2 design engineer, Angela Wang to level 5 senior BIM modeler and hired Sam Dougherty as a design engineer in the Bellevue headquarters.

Tu has over 17 years of structural engineering experience and has been involved in the structural design of urban residential towers, mixed-use projects and parking structures. His current projects include 222 Fifth Ave. N. in Seattle. Thome has over 14 years of structural engineering experience and has designed high-rises, with an emphasis on performance-based design methodologies, an approach applied to buildings over 240 feet in high-seismic regions. His current projects include Belltown 36 in Seattle.

Lee has over 10 years of structural engineering experience. He will coordinate CKC's pursuit of innovative design and construction and continue as a senior design engineer. His current projects include 1000 Virginia in Seattle. Kipple has over 13 years of experience in the design of reinforced concrete, steel, masonry and wood building structures. His current projects include West Meeker & 64th in Kent and Point Ruston in Tacoma.

Vincent has four years at CKC. She assists with shop drawings and submittal reviews along with applying engineering analysis and calculations. Her current projects include the Quil Ceda Creek Casino parking structure in Marysville. Wang has five years at CKC. She uses Revit Structure to produce 3D model and drawings while managing quality control reviews and project drafting. Her current projects include Press Blocks in Portland.

Dougherty has two years of experience in gravity and lateral design of building structures for multifamily and seismic retrofit projects. He will work with project managers and principals with inside coordination and design engineering of building elements.

Hart Crowser







In Seattle, Hart Crowser hired Yumeng Tao and Michael Liu as geotechnical engineers and Ayla Heinze Fry, Tatum McLeod, Sabine Grupp and Sarah Strozyk as geologists.

Tao has a Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and will work on projects involving seismic engineering and computer modeling. Liu has a master's in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Michigan and will work on high-rise, building and transportation projects.

Heinze Fry has a master's in earth and space sciences applied geosciences from the University of Washington and has been an earthquake program intern at Camp Murray for the Washington State Emergency Management Division. McLeod has a bachelor's in geology from Western Washington University. Grupp has a bachelor's in geology from WWU. Strozyk has dual degrees in geology and economics from Whitman College. Heinze Fry, McLeod, Grupp and Strozyk will support project construction including building, transit, military and waterfront development.

Hart Crowser is an engineering, science and consulting firm headquartered in Seattle.

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