Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Kathleen Glass was promoted to partner at Lindquist.

Joanne Henderson, of Symetra Financial, was elected president of the National Tax Sheltered Accounts Association.

Randal Shipley was named vice president, banker, at ShoreBank Pacific, Federal Way.

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Jamie McDowell was named creative-services director at Tribune Broadcasting’s Northwest Regional Operating Center, which includes KCPQ/KTWB in Seattle.

Craig Gagner was named project executive at PSF Mechanical.

Cruise ships:
Gerald Moesslinger was appointed manager of marine hotel operations at Windstar Cruises.

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Barton Drake was named vice president, Northwest regional operations manager and director of infrastructure systems at HNTB. Michael Pawlak was named a principal and Gary Powell was hired as a senior project manager at Bucher, Willis & Ratliff.

Health care:
Lisa De Vries and Susan Christ were hired as community account managers at Evercare Premier.

Basil Rallis was named director of affordable housing at Cascade Affordable Housing.

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Jeffrey Fisher, Rick Leitner, Robert Maguire, Traci Shallbetter and former King County Superior Court Judge Robert Alsdorf were named partners at Davis Wright Tremaine. Connie Sue Manos Martin was hired at The Nadler Law Group. Felix Luna, John Morrow and Kenneth Payson were elected to shareholders at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe.

Jodi Swanson has joined Solid State Information Design as a managing partner.

Asia Rau was hired as the events producer at the Downtown Seattle Association. Christina Koons was named to the board of directors of Teens In Public Service (TIPS).

Jennifer Blades was named general manager at Tulio. Michael DeGano was named general manager at Sazerac.

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Jim Frazier was hired as a senior account executive at Saltmine.

Dr. Darin Collins was named director of animal health and Dr. Kelly Helmick associate veterinarian at Woodland Park Zoo.


Joseph Scott was named vice president/commercial loan officer at Banner Bank, Woodinville.

Robert Porcarelli was named a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, Bellevue.

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Denise Justice was promoted to regional manager, Becky Rhodes and Denise Cronin to service-center managers and Richard McCann was hired as a service-center manager at AAA Washington/Inland, Bellevue.

Jitka Wong was named chief executive at World Trade &Exchanges, Redmond.

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