Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Michael Omura and Bill LaPatra were hired as senior-level architects at Mithun. Andrew Phillips was promoted to associate at Stickney Murphy Romine Architects.

Jean-Pierre Green was promoted to associate private banker and Michael Balt was hired as client-relationship officer at the Citigroup Private Bank. Thomas Kelley was named to the board of directors at Washington Federal. Roy Wallace was hired as vice president/commercial loan officer at Banner Bank.

Jake Bennett was promoted to chief operating officer and Caleb Whitmore was hired as search marketing strategist at POP.

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Joel Carson was appointed to lead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Liaison Committee for the Corps’ Seattle District. Barry Chen rejoined the Hart Crowser Seattle office as a principal in the geotechnological engineering division. Marshall Nichols was hired as a project manager at PSF Mechanical.

Health care:
Dr. F. Bruder Stapleton was named president of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs. Thomas Virgin was appointed vice president and chief operating officer at Integrated Healthcare Systems, Kent. Nancy Carosso was hired as director of health sciences and Kay Fritchman as care manager at Evercare.

Sam Askew was appointed rooms-division manager, Mark Phelan food and beverage manager and Martin McCormack corporate-sales manager at Alderbrook Resort & Spa.

Rodney Pierson was named senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer at Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company.

Robert Blackstone was elected to the executive committee of the Washington State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. Steven Yentzer was named a partner at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. Joe Bowen was hired as an attorney at Ater Wynne.

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.