Notable regional hires and promotions.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center hired Nicole Robinson to lead its Industry Relations and Technology Transfer Office.
Robinson, a biomedical-management executive with more than a dozen years experience with technology commercialization and research funding, will become vice president of industry relations and business development July 27.
She comes from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she served as assistant vice president of the Center for Technology Commercialization. While there, she increased the medical center’s invention disclosures tenfold while doubling the active commercial licenses executed, resulting in over $60 million in licensing revenue.
She also had managed assets for the Office of Technology and Intellectual Property at the University of Chicago.
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Banking: Washington Trust Bank added David MacCulloch to its Seattle wealth management and advisory-services team as vice president and senior relationship manager.
Medicine: Northwest Kidney Centers, a nonprofit that provides most of the dialysis care in King and Clallam counties, promoted three registered nurses in its clinical operations: Tosha Whitleyto clinical director of quality initiatives; Chris Grove to clinical director of management education and regulations; and Cindy Black to clinical director at clinics in Kirkland, Lake City, Port Angeles, Northgate and West Seattle.
Publishing: Shelf Awareness, the e-newsletter company, hired Neil Strandberg as director of operations and technology.
Nonprofits: Bellevue-based Hope Heart Institute appointed Gail Lapasin as director of philanthropy. Evan McKittrickjoined the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County as vice president of quality, impact and partnerships.
Finance: Guidant Financial hired Michelle Flandreau as vice president of marketing.
Engineering: Conservation Services Group added King Tang to its building-performance consulting team as engineering manager.