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Jan 27, 2021
Washington State Department of Corrections Secretary, Stephen Sinclair announced his retirement effective May 1, following more than three decades of service. Sinclair was appointed Corrections Secretary by Governor Jay Inslee in April 2017. After serving in the U.S. Army, Sinclair began his 30 plus year career at the Washington State Department of Corrections as a correctional officer and later as an investigator, sergeant, associate superintendent, superintendent, and assistant secretary. The Governor's Office will begin the process to determine next steps to appoint a new Secretary.
Seattle-based LMN Architects added of three new partners to join the leadership of the firm: Julie Adams, Osama Quotah, and Pamela Trevithick. LMN said this expansion of the partnership enhances the firm's capacity to undertake complex planning and design assignments in public and private market sectors — ranging from small-scale projects to major institutional facilities and urban districts. Adams has been a leader in the performing arts and education markets, directing some of the firm's most prominent projects, locally and nationally. Quotah leads with a passion for the firm's work and he has demonstrated a deep engagement in the local community and advocacy for design as a force for positive change. He has been instrumental in the success of important cultural and civic projects in the Pacific Northwest. Trevithick has demonstrated a commitment to nurturing professional relationships essential to the ongoing success of her projects, clients and peers. She has led teams across an array of project typologies. Her leadership has been instrumental in broadening the impact and strengthening the resiliency of the firm. As partners, they will work to strengthen cross-generational collaboration and mentoring to improve growth opportunities of the practice. They will continue their daily leadership of existing projects and reinforce LMN's capacity to engage new opportunities.
Architecture firm SRG Partnership promoted Todd Andrews, Cassandra El-Soudani, Whitney Ranson and Kirill Ryadchenko to associate. Andrews, the IT director, manages the IT infrastructure for the Portland and Seattle locations. He has nearly 30 years of experience and is responsible for SRG's technology infrastructure, including support for the firm's network, design practice tools and business systems. In 2020, he helped the firm transition to an all-virtual technology platform so everyone on staff could work remotely during the pandemic. El-Soudani joined SRG's Seattle studio in 2016 as office manager and in 2018 was promoted to studio communications manager because of her strong writing and communications skills. She is on the firm's marketing team and supports project teams. Ranson has served in a critical role in designing Portland's new office space and most recently on the newly imagined Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Ryadchenko is BIM manager and has an innovative approach to new technologies and tools that support SRG's design process. He has six years of industry experience. Andrews, Ranson and Ryadchenko are in the Portland office. El-Soudani is in the Seattle office.
F5 Networks announced that it has completed its acquisition of Volterra. With the addition of Volterra's technology, F5 is creating an edge platform built for enterprises and service providers that will be security-first and app-driven. F5 is a multi-cloud application security and delivery company.
Albertsons Companies have joined the Beyond the Bag Initiative, its latest step to contribute to efforts to reduce plastic waste. The Beyond the Bag Initiative, launched by the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, is a multi-year collaboration across retail sectors that aims to identify, test, and implement new design solutions that serve the function of today's single-use plastic retail bag. The Consortium includes the three founding partners CVS Health, Target, and Walmart, as well as Kroger, DICK's Sporting Goods, Hy-Vee, Meijer and Walgreens.
Itron signed a contract with Floresti Communal Services in Moldova in Eastern Europe to deploy its Water Operations Management solution, wide-area low-power network, and residential and commercial & industrial water meters to improve operational efficiency and help conserve water in Moldova. Itron, headquartered in Liberty Lake, WA, enables utilities and cities to deliver infrastructure solutions to communities in more than 100 countries.
Jan 26, 2021
Celina Venegas-Sanchez is the new Central District manager and safety specialist for the Associated General Contractors of Washington. Venegas-Sanchez has five years of experience as a safety manager at an AGC of Washington member general contractor. The Central District is based in Yakima.
The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties recently named the winners of its annual awards. The 2020 winners are: Joe Reed of Home Run Solutions in Mill Creek, Spirit of Service Award; Leann McNabb of CW Title and Escrow in Bellevue, Emerging Leader Award; Ted Clifton of TC Legend Homes in Bellingham, Moving the Market Award, Built Green; Clay White of LDC in Woodinville, 2020 Associate of the Year; Ron Palmer of Palmer Residential in Seattle, 2020 Remodeler of the Year; Trevor Johnson of Blackwood Builders in Lynnwood, 2020 Builder of the Year; Erich Armbruster of Ashworth Homes in Shoreline, Exceptional Service Award; and Gary Young of Shelter Holdings in Bellevue, MBAKS Hall of Fame.
Accountable Custodial & Maintenance joined the Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington. Accountable provides janitorial, construction final cleaning, commercial cleaning, commercial window coverings and high-rise window washing services in the greater Seattle area.
Great Business Schools, an online guide for students entering business schools, ranked the University of Washington's online master's degree program for construction management as the second best in the country for accelerated courses. The top school in that category was the University of Florida; Arizona State University came in seventh and the University of Alaska — Anchorage came in ninth.
In Seattle, Brightwork Consulting promoted Malcolm Hooper to chief operations officer. Hooper was previously vice president, operations, and led some of the firm's more complex projects for healthcare and public clients. Brightwork Consulting is a Microsoft Partner and certified WBE- and LGBTBE-owned professional consulting firm specializing in capacity planning and management, change management, solution deployment, risk management, informed decision-making and program/project management.
Stoel Rives LLP has announced that Brent L. Jones has joined the firm's Seattle office as a partner in the Corporate group. Jones was previously a principal at Foster Garvey PC. For more than 20 years, he has been counseling clients on business and corporate finance law matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, business strategy, ownership structure and corporate governance. Jones has advised industries including marine services, transportation and logistics, commercial fishing, natural resources, healthcare and insurance, as well as private equity firms investing in regional companies. Jones received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1999 and holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Stoel Rives is a U.S. corporate and litigation law firm.