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Jun 11, 2019

Seattle Art Museum


In September, Amada Cruz will join Seattle Art Museum as director and CEO, replacing Kimerly Rorschach, who will retire. Cruz has been director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum for the past four years. Over her 30-year career, she has been executive director at San Antonio-based Artpace, director of the Center for Curatorial Studies Museum at Bard College, and acting chief curator and exhibitions curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Port of Kalama


Retired Portland police officer Randy Teig joined the Port of Kalama as facility security officer, responsible for managing marine terminals and security systems. Teig has 31 years of experience in law enforcement and owns a business in nearby Kelso.


In Seattle, TransformativeMed hired Greg Miller as chief growth officer and added Dr. John Koster to its board. Miller was senior vice president of strategy and international market development for Health Catalyst. He has worked in the health care industry for over 30 years. Koster is an internist and emergency medicine physician. He was president and CEO of Providence Health & Services. TransformativeMed makes software for tracking medical records.

Skagit County

Volunteers can apply for two vacant positions on the Skagit County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, which is looking for a member from District 3 and a representative from the agricultural community. Applications are due June 28. More information is at https://tinyurl.com/SK-SWAC.

Lease Crutcher Lewis




Three long-time leaders at Lease Crutcher Lewis — Shannon Testa, Brian Aske and James Furlan — were promoted from project executives to directors. Each is a director for a specific market sector. The change frees up executive vice president Jay Sorensen and vice president Bill Gormley to focus more on company-wide operations and continuous improvement.

Jun 07, 2019

Pacific Place


Madison Marquette, manager of the Pacific Place shopping center in downtown Seattle, promoted Elena Arosteguy to general manager. Arosteguy joined Pacific Place in late 2014 as director of operations. She has over 20 years of property management experience, with stints at Urban Renaissance Group, Cushman & Wakefield, General Growth Properties at Westlake Center and Trammel Crow Co. Pacific Place is undergoing a multimillion-dollar redevelopment that will finish later this year.




In Tacoma, TrueBlue promoted Jeff Dirks to chief information and technology officer and Carl Schweihs to president of the PeopleManagement division. Dirks spearheaded two tech startups before joining TrueBlue in 2018 as senior vice president of corporate technology. He replaces retiring CTO Carole McCluskey. Schweihs was senior vice president of strategic accounts. Prior to that, he held financial leadership roles at Seaton Corp. and Grant Thornton. He joined TrueBlue following its acquisition of Seaton in 2014. He replaces Jonathan Means. TrueBlue provides specialized workforce staffing.



On July 1, Anne-Marie Diouf will become senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Bellevue-based Symetra Life Insurance Co. Diouf joined Symetra in 2000 as a human resources representative and was promoted in 2010 to vice president. Prior to Symetra, she held HR roles in retail and manufacturing organizations. She will succeed Chris Katzmar Holmes, who will retire.

HomeStreet Bank

Seattle-based HomeStreet Bank is evaluating a $60 million offer from Dwight Capital for its Fannie Mae DUS Business, which is a subset of its multifamily mortgage lending business. HomeStreet also announced the initial closing on the sale of its single-family mortgage origination business to Homebridge Financial Services. That deal involves the transfer of 30 stand-alone, satellite and fulfillment offices; and the hiring of 342 former HomeStreet personnel by Homebridge. A second closing, involving fewer offices and personnel, is expected by month end. HomeStreet is reducing its reliance on the cyclical and volatile earnings stream of single-family mortgages and focusing on more stable earnings from commercial and consumer banking.

Port of Kalama

The Port of Kalama dedicated its new amphitheater at Marine Park to Milford S. Westin, its longest acting commissioner. When Westin joined the port in 1977, the organization consisted of a grain elevator and a couple of lumber companies, a budget of $295,000 and two employees. It now is home to more than 30 industries employing over 1,200 workers. Westin served as a commissioner until 2005.

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