Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Associations: Dave Willard was hired as the Metropolitan Improvement District safety manager by the Downtown Seattle Association.

Construction: Jack Beaudoin was promoted to vice president and general manager of the Seattle Business Unit, Jacalyn Costigan to special projects division manager in Seattle and David Klopp to Seattle special projects division operations manager at Turner Construction.

Consulting: Christine Sharp joined Sharp Consulting Group as senior partner/content developer.

Contracting: Bob Beebe was hired as a project manager at Foushée and Associates.

Education: Barbie Seifert was named director of community relations at The Pacific Institute.

Employment: Tim Kennedy was named chairman of the board at the nonprofit Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County.

Hotels/hospitality: Yvonne Ruppert was promoted to director of national accounts for the West Coast at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. Sandy Vrabel was named general manager and Joan Stanley director of sales at the Hilton Garden Inn Seattle North/Everett. Laura Heavrin was named director of catering and special events at the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour in Everett.

Law: Leigh-Ann Higashi joined Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson as an associate. Jessie Lee Harris joined Williams, Kastner & Gibbs as an associate. Brooks Harlow, a partner at Miller Nash, was elected by the Federal Communications Bar Association as its delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.

Medical technology: Wayne Morse, founder of Morse Medical on Mercer Island, was named a fellow in the American College of Clinical Engineering.

Retirement communities: Paul Riepma was hired by Pacific Retirement Services as vice president of marketing at Mirabella.


Contracting: Adrianne Blair was hired as program coordinator, Julie Michaelson was promoted to vice president of administration and Victoria Klyce to vice president of communications and events at Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Washington, Bellevue.

Development: George Newman was promoted to director of business development, Kathy Orni to project principal and William Stevens to project manager at Triad Associates, Kirkland.

Foundations: Millie Judge was re-elected president of the board of directors at Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, Washington Chapter, Redmond.

Organizations: Lee Zuker was named to the board of directors at The Humane Society for Seattle/King County, Bellevue.

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