Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Seattle area

Banking: Lee Anderson was hired as a branch manager and Britt McAlister as vice president, relationship manager at the new EvergreenBank branch in Kent.

Colleges: Jim Hills was hired as special assistant to the president, communications and marketing at Shoreline Community College.

Convention centers: Jerri Lane was appointed vice president of convention sales at Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Hotels: Christopher “Chris” Garratt was appointed associate director of sales at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

Law: Shawn Mercalde was named a shareholder and John McDowall a board member at Carney Badley Spellman.

Real estate: Troy Stark and Tish Johnson were hired as associates at Colliers International.

Risk management: Sai Sireesh was appointed co-regional director at PRMIA.

Software: Peter Ulander was hired as vice president of product strategy at Pure Networks.

Technology: Brett Helsel joined Isilon as senior vice president of engineering. Shannon Walton was hired as public-relations director for North America and Cricket Griesman as the West Coast sales manager at Schoeller Textils U.S.A.

Eastside

Consulting: Cynthia Harris was named manager of consulting resources and Pavan Racherla was appointed consultant for DataStage Development at Brightlight Consulting, Redmond.

Real estate: Brian Deller was hired as an associate at Colliers International, Bellevue.

Sports: Gary Wright was named senior vice president of business operations for Seattle’s new Major League Soccer team for Vulcan Sports & Entertainment.

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.