Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Seattle area

Advertising: Rob Dalton was hired as creative director, Kevin Densmore as vice president of media, Lise Brende as director of interactive planning and Sera Hill as graphic designer at HL2. Bill Ronan was named chief operating officer at The Bellwether Group.

Banking: John Calhoun and Chris Merrywell were named senior vice presidents to the wealth-management group at Union Bank of California.

Biotechnology: Tara Hennen was appointed manager, biomarker laboratory services, at Pacific Biometrics.

Electrical: Jeff Losnegard was promoted to principal at Cierra Electrical Group.

Engineering: Carl Einberger joined Golder Associates as a senior consultant.

Financial services: Deanna Winchester was promoted to vice president in the commercial insurance division of Kibble & Prentice.

Health care: Dr. Erane Myint and Dr. Sue Paik joined The Polyclinic Northgate.

Law: Angela Belbeck and Douglas Yoshida were elected to membership at Ogden Murphy Wallace.

Real estate: Tory Laughlin Taylor was named a principal in project management at Lorig. James Keating was named senior vice president, and Stephen Cugier and Rob Nielsen associates at Staubach Northwest.

Video games: Ben Rotholtz was hired as vice president of marketing at PopCap Games.

Wealth management: Jerome Bosch joined RBC Wealth Management as a financial consultant.

Eastside

Banking: Alex Dorn was hired as assistant vice president/retail branch manager at Banner Bank’s new branch in Bellevue.

Brokerage firms: William Catronova was named director of operations in the food and beverage transaction division at IBA, Bellevue.

Consulting: Mike Komola, Nancy Komola and Amy Efroymson were named principal owners at HRnovations, Bellevue.

Financial services: Michael Fry was named senior vice president of the Group division at Symetra Financial, Bellevue.

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