Notable promotions and hirings in the region.
Casa Latina selected Marcos Martinez as its new executive director. He replaces Hilary Stern, who completed 22 years in her leadership role.
Martinez comes to Casa Latina from Entre Hermanos, a community-based nonprofit whose mission is to promote the health and well-being of the Latino LGBTQ community, where he has served as executive director since 2007.
Before moving to Seattle, Marcos spent 20 years leading news and programming at NPR radio affiliate KUNM in Albuquerque, N.M. Through his career, Martinez devoted himself to social justice for Latinos and other immigrant, low-income and disenfranchised communities.
Education: Renton Technical College named Angel Reyna vice president of instruction and hired Christopher Carter as dean of the Allied Health program, which includes 14 career and degree programs. The RTC Foundation appointed Carrie Shawits new director.
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Nonprofits: Jason Dittmer was hired as director of marketing and communications and Ilona Lohrey was hired as chamber administrator at the Greater Seattle Business Association.
Broadcasting: Hubbard Radio Seattle hired Ron Harrellas program director, WARM 106.9 KRWM.
Medicine: Jane Buckner was named president of Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, succeeding Gerald Nepom.
Biotech: Oncothyreon appointed Christopher Henney chairman and interim CEO. Oncothyreon also appointed Mark Lampert and Gwen Fyfeto its board.
Software: Seattle-based NetMotion Wireless appointed Christopher Kenesseyto president.
Banking: Columbia Bank appointed John Saunders vice president, commercial real-estate-services department manager.
Marketing research: Radius Global Market Research hired Joy Liuzzoas vice president in the firm’s Seattle office.
Design: Will Ayers became chief electrical engineer with Elliott Bay Design Group.
Communications: Frontier Communications appointed David Damian Figueroaas assistant vice president of community engagement for the West region.