Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Broadcasting: Brian McHale was named chief technology officer of Liberty Sports Group.

Contractors: David D’Hondt was named executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Washington.

Clubs: David Cecil was named general manager at Club Cielo.

Engineering: Rusty Gigstead was hired as senior engineer at ESM, Federal Way.

Health care: Robert Schweigert was named vice president and chief lending officer of the Group Health Credit Union. Mary McWilliams was selected executive director at the Puget Sound Health Alliance.

Law: Kyle Branum joined Riddell Williams. Elizabeth Berns joined Helsell Fetterman.

Marketing: Kimberley Lobet was named general manager, Susan Sipe director of marketing and Steve Snider associate developer representative at Williams Marketing.

Technology: Cary Kosher was appointed vice president of worldwide sales at Napera Networks.


Medical products: Bernard Pitz was named senior vice president and chief financial officer at SonoSite, Bothell.

Technology: Greg York was appointed vice president of engineering at HipCricket, Kirkland. Robert Cruz was named director of business alliances at Electronic Evidence Discover, Kirkland.

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