Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Accounting: Kathy Porterfield was named managing partner of KPMG’s Seattle office.

Banking: Sterling Sankey joined Wells Fargo Private Bank as senior private banking regional manager.

Construction: Joe Pomata and Cory Schubert were promoted to project manager positions and Ian McDonald was hired as a project engineer at Ferguson Construction.

Health care: Dr. Ellen Farrokhi and Dr. Zori Stoilova were hired at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Suzann Vincent was named director of sales for large groups at Regence BlueShield. Kate Reed was hired as senior vice president and clinic administrator at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Hotels: Ric Nicholson was named director of sales and marketing and Roy Breiman hotel manager at The Edgewater.

Law: J. David Andrews, of Perkins Coie, was named president of American Bar Insurance Plans Consultants. Richard Birmingham rejoined Davis Wright Tremaine.

Public relations: Wayne Hickey joined Edelman’s Seattle office as senior vice president and strategist.

Retail: Louise Kobuke Anderson was hired as the chief financial officer at Thrift Recycling Management, an online used-book seller.

Television: Maurice “Moss” Bresnahan was named president and CEO of KCTS 9.


Aerospace: Tim Jors was named Business Unit Leader — Standard Power at Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Redmond.

Property management: Kari Magill was promoted to chief executive of Rowley Properties, Issaquah.

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.