Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Accounting: Richard Jones was named executive director of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Aquariums: Fiona Bolden was elected to the board of directors at Seattle Aquarium Society.

Architecture: David Thomas was hired as governmental studio lead at Ambia.

Assisted living: Rick Guthrie was named community director at Ida Culver House Ravenna.

Banking: Leslie Chang was promoted to vice president and relationship manager, Washington commercial banking, at Union Bank of California. Paul Dini was named vice president/business banking team leader at the new downtown branch of Sterling Savings Bank. Mike Greenbaum was hired as the branch manager at Washington Federal Savings, University District branch.

Cruise ships: Kim Leaming was named director of marketing at American West Steamboat Co. Jackie Johnson was named general sales manager at American Safari Cruises.

Engineering: Christopher Peterson was hired as a senior project manager at Cierra Electrical Group. Andy Ewing was named associate at KPFF Consulting Engineers.

Entertainment: Bob Henning was promoted to director of corporate partnerships of the Northwest theatrical division at Clear Channel Entertainment.

Health care: Ernie Hood was named chief information officer at Group Health Cooperative. Francis Corbin was named president-elect for the Washington State Chiropractic Association board of directors.

Insurance: Marty Bask was appointed vice president of the food-industry group at Parker, Smith & Feek.

Malls: Dennis Nicholson was promoted to general manager at SuperMall, Auburn.

Publishing: Constance Heinrich was appointed to account executive at Encore Media Group.

Technology: Eric Totherow and Bryan Nisperos were hired as software-engineer developers, Gina Heyer as controller and Jeff Glasser as associate project manager at Saltmine.


Architecture: Scott Hommas was promoted to principal and Ayako Kawashima joined the staff at Curtis Gelotte Architects, Kirkland.

Banking: Keith Dingfield was appointed vice president and market manager for building banking at First Independent Bank, Bellevue.

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