Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Seattle area

Advertising: Lauren Bernier was named account manager at Hydrogen Advertising.

Catering: John Theofelis was hired as executive chef and Katie Smith as sales executive at The Upper Crust Catering Service.

Communications: Laura Figueroa was hired as an account supervisor at Frause.

Conservation services: Jeffrey Possinger was hired as executive director at King Conservation District, Renton.

Homebuilders: Dave McKim was promoted to president and Bill Marr to vice president at Timberland Homes, Auburn.

Hotels: Mark Stiebeling was named general manager of Hyatt at Olive 8.

Law: John Sobba joined Foster Pepper.

Senior living: Alan Fletcher was hired as executive director at Skyline at First Hill.

Service organizations: Jesse Tam, president and chief executive of Regal Financial Bank, was selected district governor of Rotary District 5030.

Technology: Margaret Dawson was appointed vice president of marketing at Napera Networks.

Eastside

Commercial real estate: Rick Hart and Tom Rogers were hired as associates at Cushman & Wakefield, Bellevue.

Law: Amy Jo Pearsall joined Kenyon Disend, Issaquah.

Manufacturing: Siva Balakrishnan was appointed vice president and general manager of global services and Joe George vice president of global sales and customer service at Terex Aerial Work Platforms, Redmond.

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.