Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Jennifer Forland was named community-relations officer at U.S. Bank. Melissa Nesland was named an account executive at Kibble & Prentice. Jonathan Kott was hired as senior credit analyst at First Sound Bank. Tony Yee was named vice president and relationship officer, Brian Branson assistant vice president and relationship officer and Constance Yenne was promoted to vice president and controller at Regal Financial Bank.

Civil engineering:
Robin Nelson was promoted to president at Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone.

Jeffrey Williams was promoted to director of operations and Andrea Vaught and Ian Towler were named intern architects at Johnson Braund Design Group.

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Electrical engineering:
Chris Fote and Bryan Yoshida were promoted to associates at Sparling.

Health care:
Michael Marchand was named director of public affairs for CMS Region 10 at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

David Williams was named vice president for human resources and administration at Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company.

Bob Rogowski was appointed managing director, corporate finance at McAdams Wright Ragen.

Mary Spillane, of Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, was elected for membership in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Shilpa Bhatia was named a director of Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson.

Tom Dillard was named executive sales director for the western region at Envision Telephony.


Tim Holtrop was named manager of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union’s Thrashers Corner Branch, Bothell.

Greg Gilda, Mark Moorleghen and Mark Seiser were promoted to associates at DCI Engineers, Bellevue.

Gary Asmus was named executive chef at Remlinger Farms, Carnation.

Chuck Szopa was named chairman and Gregory Collins CEO at Parker, Smith & Feek.

Erin Jansen was named a senior editorial account manager at Write Image, Kirkland.

Wesley O’Brien was named president and chief operating officer at vCustomer, Kirkland.

Resort communities:
John Adams joined Shea Homes, Redmond, as Northwest regional director of acquisitions and community development.

Elizabeth Morgan was named vice president of global customer services at Bocada, Bellevue.

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