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Laurie Stewart, president and CEO of Sound Community Bank in Seattle, was appointed Governmental Relations vice chairwoman of the American Bankers Association (ABA).

ABA’s board is made up of CEOs from banks of all sizes and the association represents the nation’s banking industry.

Stewart currently is chairwoman of the Washington Bankers Association board of directors and is vice chair for the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

Bob Eick rejoined Lease Crutcher Lewis in Seattle as senior project manager and biotech/life sciences lead.

Ron Powers was appointed chief executive at HipSoft, Redmond.

Health care:
Dr. Gary Kaplan, CEO of Virginia Mason Health System in Seattle and Dr. Frederick Appelbaum, executive vice president of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, were elected members of the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Mindy Carr joined Carey & Lillevik in Seattle as an associate attorney.

Jake Johnson was named brand experience director, Annett Kohlmann marketing director and Evan Cordulack interactive developer/strategist at Phinney Bischoff, Seattle. Matt Witter was named general manager at Hacker Group, Seattle.

Janet Pope was appointed executive director of Compass Housing Alliance, Seattle.

Professional services:

Lori Lynn Phillips was hired by PwC as the office of the general counsel in its Seattle office and Cynthia Behnen was hired by PwC in Seattle as a director in the firm’s Risk Assurance practice. M
att Cyr joined Jacobson Jarvis & Co. in Seattle as a senior auditor.

Real estate:

Trevor Clark was hired as a managing director in the Seattle office of Jones Lang LaSalle. Sharen Bajema was named Seattle-Bellevue branch operations manager at Cushman & Wakefield.

Andy Wright was hired as vice president of marketing and Wayne Monk as vice president of business development at Skytap, Seattle.

Video publishing:
John Frankovich joined thePlatform in Seattle as vice president of consulting services.

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