Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Associations: John Guadnola, a partner in the Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell law firm, was named executive director for the Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association.

Business support: Jennifer Kilgus was appointed administrator of Region X (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska) for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Catering: Nola Nevers was named director of catering sales and events at Herban Feast.

Colleges: Kent Devereaux was appointed chairman of the music department at Cornish College of the Arts.

Education services: Christine Chew was named executive director at College Access Now.

Emergency preparedness: Pete Ochinko was appointed vice president of security and risk-prevention solutions at Prepared Response.

Engineering: Juliane Fleetwood was hired as director of marketing and client services at Rushing.

Health care: Dr. Michael Williams, Dr. Michael Sutters and Dr. Robert Lu Hsiung were hired at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Hospitality: Riccardo Marossa was hired by Columbia Hospitality as director of sales for the WaMu Leadership Center at Cedarbrook, SeaTac.

Human services: Christina Merhar was hired as development and community-relations manager at the Crisis Clinic.

Information technology: Robert Williamson was hired as operations manager at Entrance Controls.


Colleges: Judy Hinrichs was appointed dean of the Albright School of Education and Kurt Kirstein as dean of the School of Management at City University of Seattle, Bellevue.

Consulting: David Sult joined Covestic, Kirkland, as vice president of telecommunications and wireless industry. Julie Villenueve was hired as a water-resource engineer at Golder Associates, Redmond.

To be included in the On the Move column, send the information to Gary Dougherty by fax, 206-382-8879; e-mail,; or mail, The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111. Photos will not be returned.