Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Aerospace: Naveen Rao was named general counsel at Naverus.

Assisted living: Ruth Herold was named director of operations and Katheryn Howell the Tukwila branch director at CareForce, Lynnwood.

Architecture: Ron Bolstad, Sophie Hong and Katie Schnur were hired at Tiscareno Associates.

Casinos: Arleen Edward was appointed director of catering and conference services at Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip.

Colleges: Stephanie Wiegand joined Edmonds Community College as director of communications and marketing. Steve Miller was appointed executive dean for career/workforce education at North Seattle Community College.

Community development: Hyeok Kim was hired as executive director of the Inter*Im Community Development Association.

Conference centers: Pieter Koomen was named director of sales for Bell Harbor International Conference Center and World Trade Center Seattle.

Engineering: Ross Stainsby joined Hart Crowser as a hydrogeologist and environmental specialist.

Forest products: Kevin Shearer was named vice president, information-technology and chief information officer at Weyerhaeuser, Federal Way.

Law: Jim Grant joined Davis Wright Tremaine.

Payroll services: Ron Thompson was hired as employer-services adviser at PayNorthwest.

Technology: Jeff Ayars was named vice president of engineering at Pelago. John Harvard was appointed vice president of engineering at Stratos Product Development.

Travel management: Thomas Nicholson was hired as national sales manager at Travel and Transport.


Software: Eric Berg was named vice president of product management and marketing, Dan Adams, vice president of sales Central and Western Region and Michael Sullivan, vice president of sales Eastern Region, at Apptio, Bellevue

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.