Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Accounting: Melissa Lane was hired as a tax manager, and Jessica Li and Ian Simpson as audit seniors at Peterson Sullivan.

Aerospace: Frederick Kiga was named vice president, state and local government relations and global corporate citizenship, for Boeing’s Northwest region.

Banking: Josh Williams was named Seattle Metro Business Banking manager at Wells Fargo’s Seattle Metro BBG office.

Consulting: Parag Vaish was named vice president of marketing at Atlas Accelerator.

Health care: Dr. Milah Blinka Frownfelter, Dr. Tammy Meehan and Dr. Daniel Garnett joined The Polyclinic.

Investment: Tony Scherrer was named senior vice president and portfolio manager at Smead Capital Management.

Law: Barbara West joined Short Cressman & Burgess as a partner. Emily Woodson Wagner and Qing (Becky) Lin were elected partners at Seed Intellectual Property Law Group.

Newspapers: Rob Frerichs was named director of online sales at The Seattle Times Co.

Organizations: Cynthia Welti was appointed executive director of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

Ports: Elaine Ko was appointed director of the Office of Social Responsibility at the Port of Seattle.


Finance: Stephen Roche was hired as president and chief operating officer of Guidant Financial Group, Bellevue.

Retail: Craig Andrews was hired as a national sales manager, Colby Mclellan as a marketing manager and Anthony Kane as regional sales manager at Weider Global Nutrition, Issaquah.

Software: Tom Pietryga was named vice president of worldwide sales at SchemaLogic, Kirkland.

Wealth management: Detlef Schrempf joined the business-development team at Coldstream, 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.