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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.

Hudson Pacific lands fashion startup at King Street Crossing

505 First building

The local subscription-based fashion rental startup Armoire has leased a long-vacant, triangular 7,500-square-foot space in the 505 First building, part of Hudson Pacific Properties' King Street Crossing complex. The floor-through space also fronts along Alaskan Way South, which will be removed from the shadows when Kiewit and Ferma finish demolishing the viaduct this fall. HPP told the DJC this spring that the retail at 505 First Ave. S., a building originally developed for Starbucks (which never occupied it), had been vacant for a decade. Erika Koehler and Anne Marie Koehler, then with JLL, were the brokers representing HPP. Three-year-old Armoire, led by CEO Ambika Singh, rents women's clothing to monthly subscribers (starting at $149 per month) and supplies fashion recommendations by algorithm. The 505 First building is sometimes still identified with longtime tenant EMC, now Dell EMC.

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