Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

Share story

Seattle area

Architecture: David Yuan was named a partner at NBBJ.

Banking: Ellen Sas was named president and chief executive at Seattle Savings Bank.

Electrical products: Jeffrey Baker was named chief operating officer at Platt Electric Supply.

Golf: Vito DeSantis was named director of golf at The Resort At Port Ludlow.

Health care: Dr. Brenda Bruns was named executive medical director for the health-plan division, Bob O’Brien executive vice president of the health-plan division and Dr. Michelle Seelig as medical director of clinical-knowledge support at Group Health Cooperative.

Media: Rich Roberge was selected general sales manager for KUNS 51/Univision in Seattle.

Public relations: George Allen was hired as an account supervisor, Steven Fielding as a senior account supervisor, Carol Ann Lucas as vice president of public affairs, Katharine Rowlands and Jamey Chown as vice presidents of entertainment and devices, Rudolf Garbelmann as finance manager and Jason Hunke as senior vice president and group director of public affairs at Edelman.

Real estate: Walter Conner was appointed chief marketing officer at CondoCompare.


Assisted living: Marty Dennis was named executive director, Angela Wright marketing director and Ernie Vigil health-services director at ÁegisLiving, Redmond.

Construction: Terry Galassi was hired as a superintendent at Express Construction, Mercer Island.

Law: Kimberly Raphaeli and Nate Moore were named associates and Kurt Biederman escrow-closings manager at Routh Crabtree Olsen, Bellevue.

Lodging: Micah Windham was named banquet chef at Salish Lodge & Spa, Snoqualmie.

Technology: Theresa Fancher joined Siemens Building Technology in Issaquah as field-accounting manager.

To be included in the On the Move column, send the information to Gary Dougherty by fax, 206-382-8879; e-mail,; or mail, The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111. Photos will not be returned.