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Jun 14, 2019



Matt Hill returned to KeyBank in Seattle as market president. Hill was market president of commercial banking for Union Bank in the Pacific Northwest. Before that, he worked for nearly seven years at KeyBank, as a director and managing director with KeyBanc Capital Markets. He succeeds Carol K. Nelson, who retired last month. KeyBank is based in Cleveland.

HomeStreet Bank

Seattle-based HomeStreet Bank on Sept. 20 will close its branch in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The move is part of the bank's plan to consolidate operations and improve efficiency. Customer accounts will automatically be transferred to the Lake Grove branch, which is about 3 miles away.

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Capt. Dianna Wolfson is the new commander of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton. Wolfson replaces Capt. Howard Markle, who has lead the shipyard since 2015.

Jun 13, 2019



In Seattle, Zipwhip hired Faye Ricci as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Ricci has over two decades of transactional, operational and risk experience at major national law firms. She also was a vice president at both Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Chase Bank. Zipwhip is a cloud software company for business texting.

Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC


Brad Brotherton, owner of Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC in Renton, was named 2019-20 president of the Washington State Auto Dealers Association. Founded in 1920, the association has 294 dealer members.

Alaska Air Group

Andrea “Andy” Schneider was promoted to senior vice president of people at Alaska Airlines and Matt Prainito was promoted to vice president of station and inflight operations for Horizon Air. Schneider was vice president of inflight and call center services. She began her career at Alaska in 1989 as manager of financial accounting. Prainito was managing director of station operations. He joined Alaska in 1997 as a customer service agent in Los Angeles.


Industrial Scientific, a subsidiary of Everett-based Fortive, signed a deal to acquire Intelex Technologies for about $570 million. Toronto-based Intelex develops web and mobile software for environmental health safety and quality management. Pittsburgh-based Industrial Scientific develops connected sensing technology. Fortive is a professional instruments and industrial technologies company.

Jun 12, 2019

FocalPointe Group


Bellevue-based FocalPointe Group hired Malu S. Milan as partner and chief technology officer. Milan was in charge of cybersecurity at Capgemini and prior to that was a general manager at Microsoft. She has held other leadership positions at Pepsico International, Stativa and Motorola.

Port of Seattle


Port of Seattle Police Chief Rod Covey was named chief at-large of the board of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. Covey has been in law enforcement for over 40 years.

Estate Planning Council of Seattle


Kathryn Garrison of Moss Adams Wealth Advisors is the new president of the Estate Planning Council of Seattle. Other 2019-2020 officers are Steven Schindler of Perkins Coie, president-elect; Jolene Cox of Deloitte Tax, treasurer; J. Kim Cacace of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, secretary; and Carla Wigen of Laird Norton Wealth Management, immediate past president.

Seattle Public Schools

Dr. Keisha Scarlett was appointed chief of equity, partnerships and engagement at Seattle Public Schools. Scarlett was the district's executive director of organizational development for equity, strategy and partnership. She joined Seattle Public Schools in 2010 as principal of South Shore PK-8 School.

Aviation Technical Services

Everett-based Aviation Technical Services received a 2018 Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Boeing issues the award to suppliers who have achieved superior performance. This is the eighth year that ATS has received a Gold or Silver award. ATS has aircraft component maintenance and repair operations.

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