Notable regional hires and promotions.

Share story

Matthew Tunnell will join the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle as vice president and chief information officer Aug. 31.

Trunnell has worked in information-technology and life-sciences research in both academic and commercial environments in support of large-scale genomics research for more than 15 years. His responsibilities at Fred Hutchinson will include research informatics and enterprise-information technology. He will also lead efforts to acquire research funding, use IT in research to advance science and support administrative systems and processes.

Trunnell worked at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where as chief information officer he covered all aspects of information technology and services. He will work with Fred Hutchinson’s partners that include the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to more efficiently move data between organizations.

Trunnell received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his master of science degree from the University of Washington.

Consultancy:John Olson has been promoted to director of Focus Discovery at Lighthouse eDiscovery in Seattle. Matthew Shelden has been named a senior planning manager in the Seattle office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global-engineering and professional-services organization. Jim Keany has been named Northwest director of biological resources for the Environmental Science Associates in Seattle. Suzanne Obst has joined Limeade in Bellevue as vice president of partnerships.

Health care: The Polyclinic in Seattle has hired Stephany Hassen, MPA, PA-C, as obstetrics and gynecology physician assistant; Daniel Drozd, M.D., MSc, as infectious-disease physician; and Brianna Garvie, PA-C, as a family-medicine physician assistant.

Banking:Joseph O’Neill has joined Sikich Investment Banking in Seattle as a managing director. Debbie Balovich has joined Puget Sound Bank in Bellevue as vice president, operations support-services manager.

Environmental:Grant Novak was hired as senior aquatic biologist for the Confluence Environmental Co. in Seattle.

Law:Rachel Bowe has joined Lane Powell in Seattle as an attorney in the labor and employment-practice group.

Public policy:Ellie Wilson-Jones has joined Sound Cities Association in Tukwila as a policy analyst.