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Nov 05, 2019

AGC/Hensel Phelps



Mandi Kime of the Associated General Contractors of Washington and Kabri Lehrman-Schmid of Hensel Phelps are finalists for Outstanding Women in Construction 2019 awards. The program by Construction Business Owner magazine honors female professionals advancing the construction industry. Kime is director of safety at AGC of Washington and Lehrman-Schmid is a Seattle-area project superintendent for Hensel Phelps.

Western Specialty Contractors

The California Preservation Foundation gave Western Specialty Contractors a 2019 Preservation Design Award for Technology and Craftsmanship for the firm's role in conserving the Saban Building in Los Angeles. Western Specialty's Los Angeles and Seattle offices worked on the 1939 building, installing new limestone and granite on a portion of the facade, making limestone Dutchman repairs, applying waterproofing, repairing window frames, patching and cleaning stone, installing granite Dutchman repairs and waterproofing parts of the facade. When the building opens next year, it will house the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Western Specialty Contractors is based in St. Louis.


Karen Lane is the new executive director of Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus. Lane was director of development and interim executive director at SMC/SWC. Prior to that, she was executive director of Theatre Puget Sound.


Seattle-based HomeStreet Inc., the parent company of HomeStreet Bank, appointed Nancy Pellegrino to the boards of both entities. Pellegrino has 30 years of experience in wealth management and private banking, including executive positions at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Citi Private Bank and Puget Sound Bank.


Dave Cillay, vice president of Academic Outreach and Innovation at Washington State University, has become the school's first chancellor of its Global Campus. Cillay is maintaining his previous duties while taking on the new role. WSU's Global Campus is home to nearly 3,300 students taking online classes, and offers 19 undergraduate majors, 12 master's degree programs, 20 online certificate programs and two teaching endorsements.

Intercity Transit

Intercity Transit has some surplus vans it would like to give to nonprofit organizations and agencies in the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Yelm, and their urban growth areas. An open house with more details on how to apply will be held 4-5 p.m. Thursday at Intercity Transit's office, 526 Pattison St. S.E. in Olympia. Applications are due Nov. 15. More information is available by calling (360) 786-8800 or by emailing vans@intercitytransit.com.

City of Tacoma

The deadline for students in Tacoma to apply for Student Government Day is Nov. 19. Students in grades 9-12 who live in the city or attend Tacoma Public Schools can apply for the Dec. 10 event. Participants will meet the mayor, council members, executives and staff to gain firsthand knowledge of how the city works. They also will participate in a mock City Council meeting. More information is at cityoftacoma.org/studentgovernmentday; or contact Latasha Ware at lware@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5274.


Portland Storage has become a U-Haul neighborhood dealer of rental trucks, trailers, towing equipment and moving supplies. The company is at 215 S.E. Morrison St. in Portland. Dawn Tangvald owns Portland Storage.

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