David Pelter was named vice president of product development and management at The Seattle Times. Pelter, who previously worked for Amazon.com, will lead The Times’ Product Development and Business Intelligence teams in creating digital and print products.
Pelter has held leadership positions with Alaska Airlines, T-Mobile and Outerwall. He has an MBA from Washington University and a BBA from the University of Michigan.
Aerospace:Sean McCormack was named vice president of communications for the Seattle-based Boeing Commercial Airplanes unit of Boeing.
Airlines:Lavanya Sareen was named managing director of investor relations at Alaska Airlines, Seattle.
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Banking:Curtis Drury was named vice president, senior relationship manager at Puget Sound Bank, Bellevue.
Colleges:Kim Chapman was named dean of the humanities and social sciences divisions at Edmonds Community College.
Construction: Kimberly Precour was hired as permit specialist, Melissa Riler as controller and John Gundlach as project executive at PSF Mechanical in Seattle.
Environmental consulting:Jennifer Creveling was named principal and Courtney Landoll was named senior landscape architect at The Watershed Co. in Kirkland.
Health care:Dennis Price was named chief financial officer at The Polyclinic, Seattle.
Home improvement:Joanna Lord joined Porch.com in Seattle as vice president of consumer marketing.
Law: Daniel Findley joined Mills Meyers Swartling in Seattle. Megan Starich, Lance Reich and Kevin Regan joined Miller Nash, Seattle. Jeffrey Smoot joined Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker in Seattle as a partner.
Military:Col. John Buck was named district commander of the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Transportation management:Jeremy Burdett was named general manager at TransWest, Seattle.
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