Jan 03, 2020
In Seattle, Stokes Lawrence promoted lawyers Chris Graving, Erin Howshar, Jenna Ichikawa and Krista Nelson Slosburg to shareholders. Graving specializes in financial services and real estate law. He also represents lenders in tax-exempt financings through various public agencies. Howshar practices in real estate and business law, assisting business owners with asset sales and acquisitions, licensing, joint ventures and other commercial agreements. Ichikawa specializes in estate planning and administration, including complex tax planning for high-net-worth individuals. Slosburg works on a wide range of employment matters, such as workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour issues. The addition of Howshar, Ichikawa and Slosburg as shareholders makes Stokes Lawrence a majority women-owned firm. The company also has an office in Yakima.
J. Michael Luttig retired from Boeing. Luttig was senior advisor to the company's board and its former CEO Dennis Muilenburg, and managed all legal matters associated with the 737 MAX crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. He joined Boeing in 2006 as general counsel. Prior to that, he served 15 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and was assistant attorney general and counselor to the U.S. Attorney General.
The Tacoma City Council has four positions to fill on the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority Board. One requires banking or finance experience; another requires at least three years of experience as a licensed real estate broker or agent; and the other two require CPA experience. Applications are due Jan. 10. More information is at http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cbcapplication or contact Michelle Emery at (253) 591-5178, email@example.com.
Sterling Bancorp, the holding company of Sterling Bank & Trust, announced a $7,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue. The grant is part of the company's Anniversary Giving Campaign, which helps support communities served by the bank. Sterling has primary operations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and Bellevue.
Jan 02, 2020
Symetra Life Insurance Co. promoted Mindi Work, Andrew Farrell, Phil Bouvier and Dennis Brewer to senior vice presidents. Work also became chief of strategy, a new role for the organization. She joined Symetra in 2006 from Ernst & Young and is a CPA at the Bellevue headquarters. Farrell leads the Retirement Division at the headquarters and is president of Symetra Securities, the company's broker-dealer. Bouvier is in charge of sales and marketing for the individual life insurance group in Massachusetts. Brewer is a senior actuary for the Benefits Division in Connecticut.
Seattle-based startup Glowforge appointed Renuka Ayer as CFO, Nate Kelly as COO and Dr. Maria Klawe as an independent director. Ayer previously worked in finance at GE and Ford. Kelly had stints at Facebook and Tesla. Klawe is president of Harvey Mudd College and former dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. Glowforge makes 3D laser printers that cut and etch various materials.
Seattle-based F5 Networks will pay $1 billion in cash for privately held Shape Security of Santa Clara, California. Shape protects banks, airlines, retailers and government agencies against fraud — including “credential stuffing attacks,” where cybercriminals use stolen passwords from third-party data breaches to take over other online accounts. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of this year.
Seattle-based Amazon plans to open a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Deltona, Florida, that will create 500 full-time jobs paying at least $15 an hour. Workers will pick, pack and ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture and bicycles. Seefried Industrial Properties is the project's developer.
Clark Pickett joined the Seattle office of IA Interior Architects as design director. Pickett has over 25 years of global experience as an architect and interior designer, and is known for leading the creation of functional, imaginative and meaningful environments. He has specialized in a variety of markets in the United States, Europe and Asia including corporate, health care, hospitality, education and residential — all of which include new construction, renovation, adaptive re-use and historic restoration. He will focus on expanding IA's presence in the local market and on managing complex projects.
Seattle-based Hewitt promoted Katelin Carter Bonham to marketing manager and associate. Carter Bonham leads strategic marketing efforts and business development for the architecture, transportation architecture and landscape architecture studios. She also develops and generates creative content for the firm's print and digital channels. She joined Hewitt in April.
Paula (Ito) Arnold joined Parametrix as a senior transportation designer in Seattle providing engineering services to public clients in the region. Arnold has over 20 years of experience as a civil engineer and CAD drafter, specializing in rail and roadway projects. Prior to joining Parametrix, she owned a business providing design and drafting services. Recently, she has been a part of Sound Transit light rail link extension projects, including Tacoma Dome, downtown Redmond, Federal Way and Lynnwood. Parametrix provides engineering, planning and environmental sciences.
Carol Thompson joined HNTB Corp. as senior transit planner based in Bellevue. Thompson has nearly 50 years of industry experience in transportation planning within Snohomish County and the Puget Sound region. Most recently, she was regional integration manager for the planning and development department of Community Transit in Everett. Prior to that, she was a transportation planner for the city of Lynnwood for six years, where she was the city representative during the development of the Sound Transit 2 program. HNTB is an infrastructure firm.
In Spokane, ALSC Architects promoted Tina Johansen, Andrew Leeper and Sheila Boyce to associate. Johansen is an interior designer specializing in municipal and hospitality markets. Her work includes the Northern Quest Resort & Casino and Yakima Convention Center expansions. Leeper is an architect and project manager. He has focused his career on development of sports and recreation projects for municipalities and higher education clients. His work includes city of Airway Heights Community Recreation Center, Yakima Family YMCA and Kittitas County Fairgrounds improvements. Boyce is an interior designer and project manager with a focus on health care projects. Her work includes Gonzaga University Center for University Advancement and Providence North Dental Clinic. ALSC provides planning and design.