Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Banking/finance: Richard Riccobono was named executive vice president and chief operating officer, Mark Szczepaniak chief financial officer, Steve Horton chief risk officer and David Bley executive vice president and director of sales, marketing and business development at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle (Seattle Bank). Alan Keefe was named vice president and area manager for the Capital Equipment Group at U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance’s Seattle office. Sherry Woo, director of credit for West Coast Paper, was elected chairwoman of the board of the National Association of Credit Management.

Education: Frank Catalano joined Pearson Education’s U.S. Assessments & Testing Group as senior vice president of marketing.

Engineering: Ronald Eliason was promoted to manager of mechanical engineering at Abacus Engineered Systems. Greg Varney was named an owner at KPFF Consulting Engineers.

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Hospitality: Peter LaFemina was named chief financial officer at Coastal Hotel Group.

Law: William Patton joined Foster Pepper & Shefelman as a member. Lawton Humphrey was elected chairwoman of the employment-law practice at Davis Wright Tremaine.

Legal recruiting: Alisa Tazioli was named managing director at Major, Lindsey & Africa.

Organizations: Mark Houtchens was named board chairman of the the Downtown Seattle Association. Patrick Callahan Sr. was named vice chairman, Larry Bird treasurer and John Hanley Jr. secretary.

Public relations: Marie Tindall was promoted to vice president at The Fearey Group.

Technology : Dan Clark was named vice president of marketing at Lockdown Networks.

Television: Brad Goode was named co-anchor on “King 5 Morning News” and KONG TV’s “Seattle Live.”

Travel: James Johnson was named chief operating officer and Isabelle Donovan global operations and account management vice president at Boeing Travel Management, Tukwila.


Banking/finance : Todd Johnson was named vice president and area manager for the Capital Equipment Group at U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance, Bellevue.

Insurance: Herb Van Der Veer and Johnmichael Monteith were elected shareholders at Parker, Smith & Feek, Bellevue.

Medical devices: Thomas Dugan was appointed senior vice president of marketing and Robert Massa vice president of corporate accounts at SonoSite, Bothell.

Video games: Brian Cheney was promoted to senior director of information services, Rick Lessley to senior director of supply-chain operations and Eugene Kwon was promoted to director of platform development at Nintendo Technology Development, Redmond.

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