Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Richard Robison was named a principal at Mithun.

Bradley Burkett was hired as a vice president at Audio Visual Factory.

Jim Beach was named chief financial officer and executive vice president at The Cobalt Group.

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Ed Harris joined Lake Union Capital Management as a partner. Kirk Mead was hired as the manager of the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, West Seattle branch.

Dr. David Saperstein joined the scientific advisory board at Visient Therapeutics.
David Scherling was promoted to director of food and beverage at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

Christopher Dahl, associate in Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, was named to the board of directors for business events of the British American Business Council of the Pacific Northwest. Michael Cohen joined Dorsey & Whitney as a partner in the tax, trusts and estates group. Felix Luna, John Morrow and Kenneth Payson were elected shareholders at Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe.

Chris Bearg and Stephanie Peirolo were hired as advertising executives at egg.

Kelli Warner was hired as the Metropolitan Improvement District’s HR/administrative manager by the Downtown Seattle Association.

Public relations:
William Brent was hired as a vice president, Laura DeHaven as information manager, Rose Tucker as senior account executive, Ken Birge was promoted to account supervisor and Jason Wellcome to senior account executive at Weber Shandwick.

Mikel Rogers was hired as regional manager of Chandler’s Crabhouse and Spazzo Italian Grill.

Retirement communities:
Tad Kasuya was appointed general manager at Washington Oakes retirement community.

Steve Sklepowich was named vice president of marketing at thePlatform. Jeremy Jaech joined the advisory board and Kevin Brown joined as vice president of marketing at Tableau Software.

Jim Frazier was hired as a senior account executive at Saltmine. Bruce Herron was promoted to vice president of Worldwide Sales at Forum Systems.

Youth services:
Dimitri Stankevich was named executive director of Camp Orkila for the YMCA of Greater Seattle.


Craig Nishina, Steven Edmiston and Christopher White were hired as structural project engineers at DCI Engineers, Bellevue. Dan Fredrickson and Tom Lee were hired as senior engineers and Bill Liang as a CAD drafter at Cary Kopczynski & Company, Bellevue.

Health care:
Kristi Feder was named Overlake Hospital’s Auxiliary board president, Robert Moorman chairman of the hospital’s Issaquah Foundation board and Dr. Roger Stark Overlake Hospital Foundation and Auxiliaries executive director.

Will Poirot was promoted to assistant controller of operations and Jennifer Pitts to program development manager at Quadrant Homes, Bellevue.

Real estate:
Jeff Sweeney and Joe Steele were promoted to partners at United Systems Integrators, Bellevue.

Randy Austin was hired as a manager at Daniel’s Broiler, Bellevue.

Martee Pierson was named vice president of marketing at Imprev, Bellevue.

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