Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Seattle area

Banking:
Mike Mathews, Kurt Benya and Chuong Nguyen were hired as vice presidents and Marianne Sitcov as a real-estate loan officer at Banner Bank. DeAnna Raihl was promoted to Marine Loan Representative at Peoples Bank.

Biotechnology:
Leander Lauffer was hired as senior vice president of business development and corporate strategy at Trubion Pharmaceuticals.

Clothing:
Richard Holcombe was appointed executive vice president of sales and marketing at C.C. Filson.

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Forest products
: Thomas Gideon was named a senior vice president at Weyerhaeuser.

Hotels/motels:
Amanda Lowney was appointed director of sales at the Alexis Hotel. Janene Varden was appointed director of sales at Hotel Monaco.

International trade:
David Bachman was elected president and Nelson Dong vice president of the Washington State China Relations Council.

Investment:
Joe Borich was appointed director of L & L Financial Holdings.

Law:
Ramona Emerson was named Seattle office managing partner at Preston Gates & Ellis.

Marketing:
Jodi Swanson was named a managing partner at Solid State Information Design.

Public relations:
Brooke Shepard was promoted to vice president, Amy Jorgenson to group director, Karissa Sams to senior account executive and Hillary Crowley was hired as an account supervisor at Weber Shandwick.

Public television:
Robert Flowers was elected chairman, and Jill Bodkin and Anne Farrell were elected to the board of directors at KCTS Television.

Relief agencies:
Pam Sánchez was hired as the director of volunteer, community and human resources at the American Red Cross Serving King and Kitsap Counties.

Restaurants:
Steve Funk was promoted to regional manager at Anthony’s Restaurants.

Technology:
Tim Riley was named president at Bear Creek Web.

Eastside

Banking:
Pamela Goulder was hired as assistant vice president and branch manager at Banner Bank, Mercer Island. George Smeby was promoted to executive vice president and chief risk officer at First Mutual Bank, Bellevue.

Construction:
Donald Ramos and Leon Surdyk were hired as superintendents at Express Construction, Mercer Island.

Investment:
Richard Fowler was hired as senior vice president, financial consultant, Christy Gatien as financial consultant and Beverlee McCorkle as registered associate at D.A. Davidson & Co., Bellevue.

Technology:
Michael Sievert was named corporate vice president for Windows Product Management at Microsoft, Redmond.

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