Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Accounting: Leah Gray joined Moss Adams as an assurance senior manager.

Biotechnology: Michelle Burris was named senior vice president and chief financial officer at Dendreon.

Branding: Goretti Kao and Damon Nakagawa were hired as designers at Methodologie.

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Engineering: Greg Livengood was promoted to director of consulting engineering and Erik Stearns to manager of electrical engineering at Abacus Engineered Systems.

Food: Jerry Gulley was hired as editor in chief at

Foundations: Lynn Hagerman was named executive director of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Puget Sound Affiliate.

Hotels: Andrea Norton was appointed hotel manager at The Westin Seattle.

Investment: David Cook was hired as director and general counsel at Exvere.

Law: Raymond Dearie Jr. and Wade Moller joined Ogden Murphy Wallace as associates. Leo Peng was named staff attorney at Garvey Schubert Barer. Scott Greenburg rejoined Preston Gates & Ellis as a partner in the business law practice.

Public relations: Evan Pham was promoted to account executive at PRR.

Service organizations: Jo Anne Hacker was named chairwoman of the King County advisory board for The Salvation Army Northwest Division.

Technology: Ron Strandin was named vice president of sales at Klir Technologies. Sham Austin joined as a network engineer. Patrick Jensen was named executive vice president of engineering at Integrated Healthcare Systems. Roy Matich was hired as a creative director and Jeremy Layne as a network engineer, Jon Day promoted to director of business-development director and Richard Vander Meer to director of project management at Saltmine.


Assisted living: Dr. Soher Bishai was named executive director at Overlake Terrace, Redmond.

Insurance: John Larson was hired as a senior vice president and senior account executive and Aaron McClellan was hired as an account executive at Parker, Smith & Feek, Bellevue.

Software: Dennis Madsen joined the board of directors at SeaTab Software, Bellevue. Todd Chambers was named chief marketing officer at Onyx Software, Bellevue.

Technology: Jamison Marra was appointed chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at MessageGate, Bellevue. Kurt Armbruster was hired as chief operating officer at Greenpoint Technologies, Kirkland.

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