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ABC of Western Washington hires new Membership Development Manager

Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington has hired Katie Anfinsen as Membership Development Manager. She has taken over responsibility for membership growth from Wendy Novak who became president of the chapter in April. Anfinsen has a strong background in relationship sales and customer service. She returned to the Seattle area after spending eight years… Continue Reading

Mikayla Morgan Promoted to Marketing Integration Manager at LoanStar Home Lending

Mikayla Morgan was recently promoted to Marketing Integration Manager and Coordinator for the Marketing Department at LoanStar Home Lending. “Mikayla has been with our core team since before LoanStar was founded and has a very intimate knowledge of how our marketing systems work best for our originators.  And now as a licensed originator herself, she… Continue Reading

Billie Jo Cusack Earns Construction Elite Award from Umpqua Bank

Umpqua Bank has recognized Billie Jo Cusack as a 2014 Construction Elite loan officer.  The award goes to the top construction and renovation loan specialists in the Home Lending division. “To attain this Elite status, our loan officers must place a concentrated focus on our products that allow borrowers to build or renovate their dream home,”… Continue Reading

Hilton Worldwide Appoints Frank Welton as Area General Manager of Seattle/Northwest

Frank Welton general manager of Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center and DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, a position he has held since 2005 has been promoted to the position of area general manager of Seattle/Northwest region.  Welton’s expanded responsibilities encompass supervision of the teams and operations at five additional hotels: Hilton Portland, Embassy Suites… Continue Reading

Bellevue College VP Dr. Gayle Colston Barge named one of the nation’s top 25 Women in Higher Ed

Dr. Gayle Colston Barge, Bellevue College Vice President for Institutional Advancement, has been named one of the nation’s Top 25 Women in Higher Education by Diverse Issues in Higher Education in their annual special issue for Women’s History Month. Barge is recognized as an expert on African-American women and work-life balance.  This fall she will present… Continue Reading

Tim Lennon to join The Vera Project as Executive Director

The Vera Project announced today that Tim Lennon will join the all-ages music and art organization as its new executive director. “Vera’s staff, members and board are thrilled that Tim will be leading this beloved organization,” said Chris Nelson, chair of Vera’s board of directors. “We were all impressed by Tim’s energy, his ideas for… Continue Reading

JLL Adds Matt O’Brien to Boost Industrial Expertise in Seattle

In a move designed to further enhance the firm’s successful service offerings and support continued growth in the Puget Sound region, JLL recently announced the appointment of Executive Vice President Matt O’Brien to its regional industrial team. O’Brien will operate out of the firm’s office in Seattle. O’Brien partners with the firm’s existing industrial team of Chris Spofford and Casey Trees.… Continue Reading

CITC Hires New Regional Coordinator and Opens Spokane Facility

The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington (CITC) has hired Ken Hill as the Eastern Washington regional coordinator. He will be responsible for CITC’s newest facility in Spokane, Wash. CITC also has facilities in Bellevue and Vancouver, Wash. Hill graduated from CITC and became a journeyman electrician in 1993. Then, after working in the field,… Continue Reading