Brian Kokes was named vice president of advertising at The Seattle Times Co. Kokes was most recently vice president of advertising at the Bay Area News Group in San Jose, Calif.

Before that, Kokes served as vice president of sales at Gold Mobile, a mobile platform provider also in the Bay Area.

Kokes has significant experience in the news media business, having served as vice president of advertising at the Los Angeles Times and as national director of advertising at the San Francisco Chronicle.

Kokes is a native of Portland and an alum of the University of Oregon.

Architecture:Erik Hatch and Pepe Izquierdo joined Studio Meng Strazzara in Seattle as intern architects.

Automated retail: Angie McCabe was named vice president of investor relations at Outerwall, Bellevue.

Banking:Olive Goh joined Citi Private Bank’s office in Seattle as director and Ultra High Net Worth private banker.Doug Weber was named the Seattle main business banking manager at Wells Fargo.

Communications: Mel Sheldon was named senior vice president of Native American affairs at Strategies 360 in Seattle.

Construction: Heidi de Laubenfels was promoted to vice president of communications and external relations, Cheryl Di Re to vice president of human resources and Jeff Margolis was hired as preconstruction manager for the Western Washington electrical team at McKinstry’s Seattle office.

Education:Kristen Swanson was named dean of Seattle University’s College of Nursing.

Law:Joshua Krebs joined the real-estate transaction and litigation practice groups at Socius Law Group in Seattle.

Nonprofit:Elizabeth Van Huffel was hired as wish coordinator for Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington.

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