Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Architecture: Pierce McVey joined Mahlum Architects as an associate principal.

Banking: Sean Biermanski joined First Sound Bank as a vice president and relationship manager. Susan Streifel, president/CEO of Woodstone Credit Union in Federal Way, was named chairwoman of the awards committee and a member of the governmental affairs committee for the Credit Union National Association.

Casinos: Tracy Banfield, Sam Samuelson and Donna Cappa were appointed national sales managers at Tulalip Resort Casino.

Engineering: Alisa Parks was hired as a marketing specialist at Sparling.

Health care: Dr. Indira Paharia was hired as assistant director of behavioral health and wellness at Regence BlueShield.

Hospitality: Molly Hoyne was hired as group sales manager and Jason Day as manager of World Trade Center Seattle at Columbia Hospitality.

Hotels: Denny Fitzpatrick was named general manager of Hotel 1000.

Law: Jeffrey Miller joined Perkins Coie.

Marketing: Dave Behn was named senior vice president and general manager for the Northwest region at Avenue A | Razorfish.

Real estate: Brian Richardson joined Grubb & Ellis as a vice president in the multifamily group.

Technology: Jeff Hall was appointed chief operating officer/chief financial officer at Experticity. Craig Lakey was hired as vice president of marketing at Onvia. Christian Aaselund joined West Monroe Partners as a director in its Seattle office.

Wine industry: David Reed was appointed vice president of business development at Supreme Corq.

Youth theater: Esther Margaret O’Farrell was named marketing director of The Hi-Liners.


Government: Elaine Kraft joined Cascade Water Alliance as intergovernmental and communications director, Bellevue.

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