Lisa Powell joined MultiCare Health System as Senior Vice President and Director of Human Potential, where she will support more than 20,000 employees and more than 1,800 staffing providers. Powell brings over 20 years of healthcare human resources experience. For the past 13 years, she has worked at Providence Health and Services in Portland, where she served as Vice President and Director of Human Resources for the Oregon Region. For the past two years, Powell has served as the Acting Director of Human Resources for the Alaska Region in Providence. Joining MultiCare brings Powell back to Tacoma, where she began her career as a human resources manager for community health care. Powell received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland and a Masters of Business Administration from City University of Seattle. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. MultiCare is a nonprofit health care organization and is today the largest community-based and locally governed health system in Washington State.
Expedia Group has announced that Julie Whalen will serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Expedia Group, effective September 26, 2022. She succeeds Eric Hart, who will remain with the company until October 1, 2022. Whalen will lead the global finance organization and corporate finance activities including accounting, corporate development, financial reporting and analysis, internal audit , investor relations, real estate, tax and treasury. Whalen joins Expedia Group with over two decades of finance experience. Most recently, she served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Williams-Sonoma, having held positions of increasing responsibility within Williams-Sonoma’s finance organization since joining in 2001, including 10 years as a chief executive. financial. Whalen has been a member of Expedia’s Board of Directors and Audit Committee since June 2019. Although she has stepped down as Chair of the Audit Committee, she will remain a member of the Board of Directors following her appointment. Expedia Group is headquartered in Seattle.
Gonzaga University launches the Center for Lifelong Learning to provide the public with programs for continuing education, professional development, and personal enrichment. The programs and certificates available at the new center are designed to meet the needs of those currently working and seeking to advance to leadership positions, those wishing to start a career, and those wishing to grow and learn regardless of stage of their career. life. The Center for Lifelong Learning partners with campus departments to offer a wide range of non-degree programs, including webinars, workshops, professional certificates, and counseling services. Current programs include Design Thinking, Customer Service Leadership and Women’s Leadership. Gonzaga also offers a Certificate in Fundamental Leadership and a Certificate in Business and Legal Aspects of Wine; Additionally, the university will launch a Certificate in Healthcare Leadership in January 2023. The Center plans to add other programs in the near future, including in engineering, business, education and climate studies. More information is available at Gonzaga.edu/keepgrowing.
Sep 15, 2022
William Hughbanks joined Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani as senior counsel in the firm’s Spokane office. He joins the Construction practice group. Hughbanks focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction issues. He regularly assists clients at the start of a construction project by reviewing, negotiating and developing contract documents in order to protect clients’ interests. He also advises his clients in the preparation of claims and the assessment of responsibilities when a dispute arises on a project. He most recently served as President and CEO of the Inland Pacific Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. Hughbanks handles cases in federal and state courts in Washington, Idaho, and Montana, as well as in administrative courts in those states. He earned his law degree from Gonzaga University Law School. Founded in 1974, Gordon Rees has offices and attorneys in all 50 states.
North Seattle College has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Sustainability Rating System, measures and promotes sustainability in all aspects of higher education. With more than 900 participants in 40 countries, AASHE’s STARS program is known for publicly releasing comprehensive information about a college or university’s sustainability performance. Participants report on their accomplishments in five general areas: 1) academic, 2) engagement, 3) operations, 4) planning and administration, and 5) innovation and leadership. AASHE is an association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable future. It provides resources, professional development and a support network to enable higher education institutions to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research. research.
Madrona, a Seattle-based venture capital firm, announced that it has raised $690 million in two oversubscribed funds for tech startups based in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. With over 25 years of experience building companies with founders from pre-seed, 100% of existing institutional investors have backed the company’s new funds – $430 million Madrona Fund 9 and 260 $3 million Acceleration Fund. Madrona Fund 9 will focus on its strategy of supporting pre-seed, seed and Series A founders based in the Pacific Northwest to help them grow and scale throughout throughout their business journey. Historically, more than 80% of the major companies in Madrona’s fund portfolio are based in the Pacific Northwest. Acceleration Fund 3 will focus on investing in teams that have found product market fit, typically at the Series B or C stage, and are at an inflection point of growth. About half of Madrona’s Accelerator Fund companies are in major technology hubs across the country, including Silicon Valley, New York and Salt Lake City. This news follows the appointment of Karan Mehandru as the new managing director of Madrona. Mehandru, an experienced venture capitalist with strong ties to Seattle, will be based in Madrona’s new office in Palo Alto.
Developers GIS International Group and DMG Capital Group announced a ribbon cutting next Monday at 11 a.m. for their new 157 units Madison Square in Kent. Also present will be dignitaries from the King and Snohomish Counties Master Builders Association. SIG, which is led by Eugene Gershman (and who will attend the ceremony), built the seven-story project, with IHB Architects as a designer. Mayor Dana Ralph will also be on hand. thriving communities will manage the apartments at market price and labor price. The GIS says Built Green-certified project amenities include two retail levels, a fitness center, a game room with a lounge area, a bicycle roof, a dog park and an on-site gathering space. the roof. The apartments are about a 15 minute walk east of Kent station.
Dermody properties announced the recent hiring of Benjamin Seeger as a partner in the North West region. He moves from Amazon, where he worked in last mile logistics. Dermody, of course, builds precisely these types of buildings, with Amazon among its former tenants. Most operate under the LogistiCenter heading. Seeger said in a statement, “I am delighted to join the experienced and talented team at Dermody Properties and contribute to this dynamic and rapidly changing region within the portfolio.” He will work from Dermody’s Bellevue office with Phil Wood. In addition to his training in logistics, Seeger is a real estate attorney with experience in acquisition, financing and development.
Dayna Dely was promoted to Vice President of Development for our region at Skanska, the firm announced late last month. She has been with the company for four years. His Charlie Fouche said in a statement: “Dayna is an integral part of the Skanska team and a key driver in our work. Thanks to the exceptional work of Dayna, we are getting closer to starting The Kaye and deliver the project to the Belltown community. This 30-story, 323-unit project at 2208 Fourth Ave. received its primary use permit in May. A demolition permit appears nearby and Skanska, acting as its own builder, will proceed with staggered building permits. VIA Architecture and Grzywinski + Pons are the designers.
There’s a new crane swinging over the Denny Triangle, operated by Downtown building. The latter is an arm of Concord Pacific, also from Vancouver, BC, which partners with a local store HB management on what was called Seattle House. This long-running 45-story project at 2300 Sixth Ave. was once advertised as condos, then more recently pivoted to 1,130 possible rentals. The excavation of the underground parking lot was completed during the pandemic, and then the half-block project went silent for over a year. Canadian colleague IBI Group is the architect of the two-tower plan. There is no announced date for completion.