Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Technology: Lianne Stein was appointed vice president, commercial-aviation business at Connexion by Boeing.

Banking: Irene Yamamoto was named vice president and relationship manager at Union Bank of California’s Seattle office. Brad Stevens was hired as the retail-banking-branch manager at HomeStreet Bank, Kent. Bruce Kendrex was named a senior vice president and commercial lender at Columbia Bank.

Biotechnology: Roger Hawley was appointed to the board of directors at Targeted Genetics.

Churches: MaSanda LaRa Gadd was named business manager at Seattle Unity Church.

Colleges: Jim Moran was named director of development at Independent Colleges of Washington.

Communications: Tony Cube was hired as senior associate, Scott Guter as I-405 project coordinator and Amy Olcese as senior project coordinator at PRR.

Construction: Brian Thomas was promoted to director of field operations, Jim Broadlick to project executive, Ben Finney to senior project manager, Lew Guerrette and Eric Temp to project executives and Tom Whitaker to preconstruction director at Skanska.

Design: Erin Keaty was hired as the director of business development at Phinney/Bischoff Design House.

Engineering: David Schwartz was named an owner of KPFF Consulting Engineers. Russell Stepp was selected president/CEO at R.W. Beck. James Brisbine was hired as a senior geotechnical engineer at Zipper Zeman Associates.

Insurance: Maria Eitel was named to the board of directors at Safeco.

Law: Robert Stevens joined Ogden Murphy Wallace as executive director.

Organizations: James Coles, president of Western Peterbilt, was elected to the board of directors of the Washington Policy Center.

Research: Larry Schack was named vice president of global client services and Mark Houston chief marketing officer at GMI (Global Market Insite).

Retirement communities: Rich Tomlinson was promoted to CEO at Bayview Retirement Community.

Security: Erik Isakson was named district general manager at Honeywell Security Monitoring.


Nonprofit: Victoria Van-Nguyen was appointed executive director of the Bellevue Entrepreneur Center.

Convention centers: Rick Carlson, Steve Dennis and Daniel Watson were appointed to the Bellevue Convention Center Authority Board of Directors.

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