Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Banking: Jim Linardos was named business banking manager for the Washington business-development team at Wells Fargo.

Communications: Jennifer Dougherty was hired as business director, Shawn Herron as art director and Janna Harrington as project manager at DDB.

Health care: Jane Pryor was hired as vice president of development at Northwest Kidney Centers, and Clint Randolph and Nancy Spaeth were named to its foundation’s board of trustees.

Public relations: Sally Poliak was named chief operating officer, Gary Fuller director of accounting and finance, Nate Cole-Daum account executive and Leslie Boelter account coordinator at Nyhus Communications. Will Ludlam joined Rockey Hill & Knowlton as executive vice president and general manager.

Resorts: Sarah Kiepe was named director of sales at Salish Lodge & Spa, Snoqualmie.

Technology: Dennis Faerber was appointed senior vice president of global supply chain operations at Intermec, Everett. Jerry Brewer was named director of engineering and product development, and Warren Fox director of R&D and Navy systems at BlueView Technologies.

Universities: Shaun Spearmon was named manager of the University of Washington’s Business Diversity Program.

Youth services: Carl Weissman, president and chief executive of Accelerator, was elected president of the board of Teens In Public Service (TIPS).

Wireless communications: Rod Putney was named director of customer life cycle management for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska wireless operation at AT&T.


Construction: Joe Constance was named director of business development at Express Construction, Mercer Island.

Law: Magnus Andersson was named a shareholder at Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller, 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.