Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Advertising: Evan Green was hired as the media director at Copacino+Fujikado.

Aerospace: Dan Marsh was appointed vice president of electronic-manufacturing solutions and microelectronics solutions at Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Lynnwood.

Architecture: Jack Emick was named president and chief executive, Paul Seibert vice president of financial services, Brett Conway chief operating officer and Jim Haack vice president of design at Emick Howard & Seibert. Anne Adams, Aaron Mollick and Michael Troyer were promoted to senior associates at Stuart Silk Architects.

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Banking: Ruby Elwood was hired as branch manager of Sterling Savings Bank’s new downtown Seattle branch. Jason Francis was hired as branch manager of Sterling Savings Bank’s new Lynnwood branch. GiGi Nguyen joined HomeStreet Bank as the Southcenter retail-banking branch manager and assistant vice president.

Business development: Jeff Hoyt was named director of the corporate finance group and Ick-Whan Lee director of Korea-U.S. business-advisory services at Pacific Northwest Advisors.

Employment services: Ron Stevens was appointed chief financial officer at Jobster.

Engineering: Richard Page joined HNTB as a senior program manager.

Health care: DeAnn Dietrich was named deputy director for the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle and American Lake divisions.

Insurance: Robert McNichols was named vice president of audit services at Safeco.

Investment: James Kerr was named director of the Western region at D.A. Davidson. Len Brennan was hired as chief operating officer and principal at Rainier Investment Management.

Law: Stephen Rose joined Preston Gates & Ellis as a health-care partner. Gloria Hong and Douglas Steding joined Stoel Rives as associates.

Transportation: Heinz Lange was appointed to director of international sales for the West Coast at Pilot Air Freight.

Youth services: Paula Houston was appointed branch executive at the Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA.


Banking: Yana Rogers was hired as an assistant vice president at Banner Bank, Bellevue.

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