Sep 11, 2018
In Seattle, FisherBroyles hired Kevin Jablonski as a partner and registered patent attorney in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Jablonski's practice includes IP licensing, copyrights and trademarks. He was a shareholder at Lane Powell in Seattle. FisherBroyles has 21 offices nationwide.
In Portland, Lattice Semiconductor appointed Steve Douglass as corporate vice president of R&D. Douglass was corporate vice president of customer technology deployment at Xilinx in Silicon Valley. He has more than 30 years of experience developing programs for several markets, including communications, industrial, automotive, and test and measurement.
Seattle-based JND Legal Administration acquired Lien Resolution Group, a Nanuet, New York, consultant working in health care lien settlements. The deal retains Lien Resolution's managing director Rachel Stoering as JND's COO for class action, mass tort and lien resolution. JND specializes in mass tort settlements. It has offices in California, Colorado, Minnesota, New York and Washington, D.C.
General contractor Lease Crutcher Lewis promoted Royse Cozzens to superintendent, and hired Francesca Perry as people services coordinator, Shanti Sanders as accounts payable specialist, Doug Klassen as VDC coordinator and Venkata Gudimetla as BIM detailer. Cozzens has been in construction since 1999 and with Lewis since 2014. He is working on a project for Washington Trust Bank. Perry has two years of human resources experience, and holds a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies in human capital from Michigan State University. Sanders has a background in communications, and holds a bachelor's in public relations from Central Washington University. Klassen has a master's in architecture and has been an architect for the last 10 years. He is working on the Capitol Hill Station TOD project. Gudimetla, EIT, earned his master's in construction engineering management at the University of Texas Arlington, and his bachelor's in civil engineering at Andhra University.
In Puyallup, Absher Construction Co. added Billie Otto as chief strategy and risk officer, a newly created position. Otto was a partner in a national professional services firm advising CEOs and executives in middle market companies. She also was executive vice president at TrueBlue, a Tacoma-based industrial staffing firm.
Sep 07, 2018
Samuel Klein is the new Jewish engagement director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Klein was chief Jewish officer for the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Prior to that, he was director of Re-Imagining Jewish Education Through Art at Yeshiva University Museum in New York City and executive director of Bronfman Jewish Education Centre in Montreal.
Eric I. Richman was elected board chair for LabConnect, a Seattle-based provider of central laboratory and support services. Richman has more than 25 years of experience as a life science executive; he was a founding member of MedImmune, and president and CEO of PharmAthene. He succeeds Alain Chetrit, LabConnect co-founder and chairman, who becomes chairman emeritus.
Jon Gelsey has become CEO of Xnor.ai, a Seattle-based AI computing company for IoT devices. Gelsey was CEO at Auth0, a Bellevue-based identity-as-a-service provider, and was in charge of acquisitions and investments at Microsoft. He replaces Xnor founder Ali Farhadi, who is now chief experience officer.
Pamela Hammond retired from Coastal Community Bank in Everett. Hammond was executive vice president and chief credit and risk officer. She worked at the bank for over 13 years, leading the credit division through the Great Recession. Coastal will announce a successor in the coming weeks.