Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Biotechnology: Craig Philips was named president at Cell Therapeutics.

Education: Elizabeth Whitford was named executive director of Arts Corps.

Fashion design: Rachel Irwin was hired as national accounts manager at Chelsey Henry.

Health care: Abbi Kaplan was appointed executive director of the Washington Healthcare Forum. Eileen Whalen was appointed executive director at Harborview Medical Center.

Hospitality: Mary Chapman was named marketing manager for conference centers and unique venues at Columbia Hospitality.

Law: G. Kim Risenmay joined Stoel Rives. Paul Beattie joined Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt.

Professional services: Richard Gunn was hired as business development manager at Jefferson Wells.

Technology: Brian Soliday was appointed vice president of sales and business development at Adapx. Bill Baker was appointed chief technology officer at Visible Technologies.

Trade: Jason Richards was named director of sales and marketing at BizXchange.


Marketing: Wayne Barringer was hired as general manager at Hodgson/Meyers, Kirkland.

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