Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Seattle area

Banking: John Austenson was hired as a senior vice president/commercial-lending coordinator at Banner Bank.

Communications: Andreas Holmer was hired as an account manager at Methodologie.

Consulting: Nat Sahlstrom was hired as a financial/economic-policy analyst and Fauna Doyle as a policy analyst and facilitator at Berk & Associates.

Cultural services: Sara Edwards was hired as communications manager at 4Culture.

Hotels: Irene Lin was appointed director of sales and marketing at The Westin Seattle.

Organizations: Kimberly Bowen joined the Initiative for Global Development as director of development.

Paper products: David Yonce was appointed chief operating officer at West Coast Paper, Kent.

Specialty foods: Joel Hanson was promoted to operations manager at India Tree.

Technology: Carla Stratfold was appointed chief executive at OnRequest Images.

Youth services: Elizabeth Pauley was named project coordinator for Models for Change-Washington and Kelly Warner-King was named mental-health projects coordinator at the Center for Children and Youth Justice.

Eastside

Accounting: Brinette Bobb Rounds was named the director of estate and financial planning at Berntson Porter, Bellevue.

Technology: Pindy Dhesi was hired as an account manager at Chameleon Technologies, Kirkland.

To be included in the On the Move column, send the information to Gary Dougherty by fax, 206-382-8879; e-mail, business@seattletimes.com; or mail, The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111. Photos will not be returned.