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Apr 08, 2020



Michael Shannon returned to HNTB Corp. as project director of highway transportation in the Bellevue office. Shannon will work with agencies such as Sound Transit and the Port of Seattle to deliver projects and programs. He has worked in the public and private sectors and has 21 years of experience, including for multimodal transportation (highway, rail, aviation, tolling and emerging mobility). Most recently, he was District Five secretary for the Florida Department of Transportation and CEO of SunRail, the commuter rail system serving the Orlando metropolitan area. He was a project manager for 12 years in the Orlando office of HNTB, which is an infrastructure firm.

Davido Consulting Group


Davido Consulting Group promoted Ben Iddins to principal of civil engineering and hired Cameron Williams and Shane Davis as civil engineers in Seattle. It hired Stephanie Cherberg as a human resources manager in Mount Vernon. Iddins joined Davido in 2013 and has experience in stormwater modeling and design, utility design, site layout and construction management. Davido provides civil, structural, marine and environmental services with offices also in Whidbey Island and Federal Way.

Salas O'Brien





In Seattle, Salas O'Brien promoted Karoline Derse to senior vice president and Joey Harvin and Mark Knoke to associate vice president. In Bozeman, it promoted Guy Mckenzie and David Story to associate vice president. Derse has over 15 years of architectural design and project management experience with several of the firm's largest clients. Harvin is an assistant controller with more than five years of experience supporting and leading the accounting team. Knoke has nearly 20 years of experience and is the lead architect on a number of building envelope commissioning projects. Mckenzie is a mechanical engineer with 15 years of experience working with top telecommunication companies. Story has over 16 years of mechanical design and project management experience. Salas O'Brien is an employee-owned multidisciplinary design firm with 31 offices nationwide.

Makers Architecture and Urban Design



Makers Architecture and Urban Design hired Jaclyn McDowell as an associate and Emily Mozzone as a marketing and office coordinator in Seattle. McDowell was an architectural designer for three years at CallisonRTKL, where she worked on the design team for the Nordstrom NYC flagship store. At Makers she is working on the federal facilities planning team. Mozzone does proposal submittals, document production and other support functions. She was a marketing intern at Gensler, and holds a bachelor's in digital design from Seattle University. Makers also has an office in San Diego.



In Seattle, Parametrix hired Per Johnson as a senior scientist in the environmental science group. Johnson will support and manage projects for agencies and municipalities in the region including Sound Transit. He has over 16 years of experience in natural resources consulting as a field data technician and project manager leading multidisciplinary teams. Most recently, he was a project manager, senior biologist and permitting specialist at Shannon & Wilson. Parametrix provides engineering, planning and environmental sciences.






In Seattle, GGLO promoted Katie Nakata, Kayla Verbitsky, Kiwon Suh and Phillip Decker to associate. Nakata has recent design experience focused on senior living communities. Verbitsky has worked in the architecture industry since 2012. She has a background in building information technology and Revit and experience on commercial and multifamily projects, with an emphasis in tall buildings. Suh has been a landscape architect since 2009. His clients are in the public and private sectors and he is versed in feasibility studies, pre-design for funding and design implementation. Decker has an appreciation for integrated, site-specific design that is ecologically responsible and authentic to each site. GGLO provides architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and planning.

Bernardo Wills Architects


Matthew Halstead joined Spokane-based Bernardo Wills Architects as a BIM/CAD technician. Halstead is providing drafting, design and construction support for Vivacity Care Center, a primary-care medical clinic in Spokane Valley, and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories' SEL Event Center in Pullman. He has 15 years of drafting and design experience, previously as technical design manager for an importer of European window systems in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bernardo Wills provides architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and master planning.



Atwell hired Brady Berry as a team leader in the land development group in Portland. Berry will provide leadership support to project teams and promote and expand Atwell's services into emerging geographic markets in the Northwest. He has over 35 years of experience on residential, commercial, school, recreation and industrial and storage facility projects. He specializes in site civil improvements. Atwell is a national consulting, engineering and construction services firm.

Lane Powell


Nate Koppelman joined Lane Powell in Seattle as director of its new business operations and pricing department. Koppelman is promoting best practices across the firm to maximize client value. He comes from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Perkins Coie LLP, where he worked in operations and client experience management.

University of Washington

The University of Washington announced Dr. Jodi Sandfort will become dean next year of the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Sandfort is a professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and is in Denmark for the first half of this year on a Fulbright Fellowship to study effective efforts at public sector redesign. She also is founder and academic director of the Future Services Institute, a UM center for research and training on reforming the human services field. Her appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents.


Spokane-based SharperLending hired Joe Ware as vice president of sales. Ware is focusing on social distancing solutions for credit unions and banks to drive loan growth. He has over 25 years of experience in real estate appraisal and settlement services. Most recently, he was national sales manager for Xome appraisal management technology. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and national sales manager for SWBC Lending Solutions Division. SharperLending has developed a suite of technology products for banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders.


Global consulting firm Accenture bought Seattle business-to-business marketing agency Yesler. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Yesler has over 400 staffers around the world, with additional offices in Portland, Philadelphia, London, Toronto and Singapore. It comprises two business segments: Yesler B2B, which provides digital marketing and managed services; and Projectline services, which provides strategic resourcing solutions.

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