SEATTLE AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Architecture: Sue Lang, Eric Thompson and Alex Hill were promoted to associates, Sally Valentine was hired as an architect and Matthew Spicer as a project manager at Clark/Kjos Architects.
Banking: Winnie Yuen was promoted to assistant vice president at Charter Bank, Kent.
Boating: Craig Rice was named director of sales and marketing, Wes Fridell purchasing manager and ClayHubbell production manager at Sound Craft Marine, Burlington.
Cruise ships: Rose Abello and Johan Groothuizen were named vice presidents at Holland America Line.Tim Jacox was named director of sales and marketing; Fred Baruch was promoted to chief financial officer;Jayne Davis to director of operations; and Tara Decrow to manager of inside sales and reservations at American Safari Cruises.
Design: Helen Rockey, C. Rowland Hanson and Dr. Gary Wenet were named to the advisory board at Stratos.
Engineering: Ryan Barth was hired as an environmental engineer at Anchor Environmental. Rhonda Moon, Vivian Shannon, Tania Juardo, Tia Curry and Kristine Harper-Petereit were hired at Reid Middleton.
Investment: Barbara Potter was named executive vice president and managing director of client services at Laird Norton Trust. Richard Fong and Lori Winkelhake were hired as traders at McAdams Wright Ragen.
Law: Rhonda Bershok joined the litigation department at Betts Patterson & Mines. Kevin Corrigan was named human-resources director at Preston Gates & Ellis. Vanessa Power was elected president of the board of Northwest Women’s Law Center.
Real estate: Jim Dickinson, Monte Johnson, Sandy Blodgett and Laura Miller were named associates at Windermere Real Estate. Rob Marshall opened Steelhead Capital. Adrienne Kim, Jan Leeman, Steven T. Brown and Kim Dales were named sales associates at Windermere Real Estate.
Restaurants: Tom Hollywood was named chef at Ponti Seafood Grill.
Retail: Brian Crynes was named senior vice president and chief information officer at Starbucks.
Retirement: Kathryn Neste was named vice president of national sales at Merrill Gardens.
Wireless communications: Deanna Heinrich was hired as director of human resources at Nextel Communications, Bremerton. David Kondel was named national sales manager at Innovative Communications Technologies.
Other: Carolyn Oakley was appointed secretary’s regional representative for Region 10 at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Starr Macdonald was named executive director at the Executive Development Institute. Jeni Gauthier was named branch executive, Chris Pierce group executive, and Judy Smith director of program development at the YMCA of Greater Seattle.
Banking: Tony Chalfant was promoted to senior vice president and manager at U.S. Bank, Bellevue. Leslie Wieltschnig was promoted to assistant vice president at Charter Bank, Redmond.
Internet/technology: John Vincze was named senior vice president at digiMine, Bellevue.
Real estate: Amber Rose Harrison and Debbie Cain were hired as sales associates at Windermere Real Estate.
Retail: Scott Carey was named vice president of national accounts at Brooks Sports, Bothell.
Wireless communications: Wayne Burns was named chief financial officer at Action Engine, Redmond.