Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Accounting: Melody Melodia was hired as director of human resources at Peterson Sullivan.

Architecture: David Mount, JoAnn Wilcox, Dwayne Epp and Marna Abrams were named associates at Mahlum Architects.

Banking: Charles Foisie was promoted to executive vice president; Brian Branson to vice president, relationship officer; Alice On to vice president and IT officer; Jennifer Wahlsten was named vice president and private-banking officer and David McRae vice president and relationship officer at Regal Financial Bank. Charles Roth was named business-banking relationship manager for the Seattle area at Wells Fargo.

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Broadband services: Ron Evans was appointed Northwest regional sales manager at Speakeasy.

Financial planning: Jon McConnel joined Berk & Associates as a policy analyst, cartographer and information manager/designer.

Food services: Catherine Kayser was promoted to president and chief executive of Sysco Food Services, Seattle.

Law: Susan Wright Geiger and Brian Pease joined Cairncross & Hempelmann as associates. Julie Hamilton and Karen Breckenridge joined Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson as associates.

Nonprofits: Joe Piper was named chairman of the board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Washington Chapter.

Ports: Connie Niva was elected commissioner of the Everett Port Commission.

Public relations: Scott Janzen was named president of Wongdoody Communications.

Real estate: Debra Trappen was appointed agent-recruitment and development manager at Coldwell Banker Bain.

Technology: Pamela Fowler was appointed chief operating officer at WSA.


Accounting: Scott Kim was hired as a tax manager at Kovarik & Associates, Bellevue.

Management: Dave Osmer was named vice president, executive search services at Hagel & Company, Bellevue.

Nonprofits: Roberta Martoza, Eddie Pasatiempo and Peter Truex joined the board of directors at The Humane Society for Seattle/King County.

Theatre: Holly Kerr was named executive director and member of the board of directors at International Ballet Theatre.

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