Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Banking/finance: John Randall was named vice president of sales at The Principal Financial Group’s Seattle Retirement Services Office. Jon Michael Phillips was hired as a mortgage banker/broker at Golf Savings Bank. Connie Chapman was hired as an assistant vice president/relationship manager at Prime Pacific Bank’s Kenmore branch. Amber Klein was named a vice president and asset-relationship manager at First Sound Bank.

Biotechnology: Dr. Mario Ehlers was named president and chief operating officer of PBI Technology. Neil McDonnell was promoted to vice president, program management at ZymoGenetics. Dr. David Karlin was appointed senior vice president of clinical development and regulatory affairs at NeoRx.

Consulting: Kristin Barsness was hired as a senior account executive at The Collins Group.

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Education: Christine Wohlstetter was elected president of the board of trustees at The Northwest School.

Employment: Eddie Harris was hired by Manpower of Washington, Tukwila, to serve the direct-hire needs of area businesses.

Engineering: Doug Seiler was hired as a senior engineer at Thermal Remediation Services.

Environmental consulting: Tom Bowden and Jina Chan were hired at Ridolfi.

Hospitality: Greg Duff was named vice president of development and general counsel at Columbia Hospitality.

Hotels: Angie Bucklin was appointed group-sales manager and Amanda Fischer executive-meeting manager at The Edgewater.

Information: Peter Noble was named senior vice president of sales at Onvia.

Law: Margo Easton Bennett joined Preston Gates & Ellis as a partner. Alisa George was hired at Riddell Williams.

Medical products: Guillermo Chang was hired as national sales manager at Essoula, Everett.

Membership organizations: Jessica Brown was hired as a relationship manager at WhiteTie.

News media: Paul Chambers was hired as a reporter at King 5 TV.

Organizations: Jim Duncan was elected to the executive committee of enterpriseSeattle.

Restaurants: Diane Johnson was named operations director at Ruby’s Diner Northwest.

Software: Martin DeBono was appointed vice president of worldwide marketing at Insightful.


Retail: Donald Gorski was named chief financial officer at Value Village Stores/Savers, Bellevue.

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