People Watching

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:20pm

1st Security Bank has appointed Barb Huber to loan officer. Huber, of Bothell, will work out of the bank’s headquarters in Mountlake Terrace. She brings 36 years of mortgage experience, most recently with Sterling Savings, which she joined when it was Golf Savings Bank. Huber was also with Continental Savings Bank, now HomeStreet Bank, for nearly 24 years.

NW Security &Sound LLC has hired Adrian Black as the new installations manager. Black is a highly qualified and appropriately licensed local security system expert with more than nine years of experience and brings expertise and exceptional customer service skills to his position.

Arlington dentist Bryce Duskin received the 2012 Fellowship Award at the Academy of General Dentistry annual meeting. The award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. Duskin completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive exam and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in AGD.

Janet Leister has been named the new general manager of the Washington Dairy Products Commission. She replaces Steve Matzen, who left for the Northwest Dairy Association, the farmers’ cooperative that owns Darigold. Leister led efforts to introduce state products to global markets and has developed agricultural and food export strategic plans. She was with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.

Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed honored Snohomish County Auditor Carolyn Weikel with the Auditor of the Year award on July 19 at the Washington State Association of County Auditor’s annual conference in Ocean Shores. Weikel was recognized for her outstanding service in Washington State elections and for her reputation as an impartial administrator of Snohomish County’s elections process.

Maureen Bozlinski has been named the new sales and marketing director for Harbour Pointe Retirement and Assisted Living Center in Mukilteo. Bozlinski lives in the Mukilteo area and is an ambassador with the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce.

Gary Hartz, owner of Kitchens for Cooks, is celebrating his 30th year in the interior design industry. For more than 20 years, he has worked in the Everett area. Hartz started with Cascade Cabinets, now known as Canyon Creek. He left the area and studied design in France before returning to Everett in 1990 to continue his work.

Several promotions have been announced at the Everett office of Moss Adams LLP. Jeff Gay has been promoted to senior manager. Dawn Armitage and Deri Ford have been promoted to manager. Kha Do, Morgan Axton, Lisa French and Corey Preugschat have been promoted to senior positions.

Trinity Lutheran College has appointed Thomas Johnson as interim academic dean for the 2012-2013 academic year. Johnson replaces former academic dean Jeffrey Mallinson, who left to take a faculty position at Concordia University Irvine. Johnson began his new position at the college on Aug. 1.

United Way of Snohomish County presented Donna Rice with the 2012 Roger Bouck Award for Volunteerism in Action. Rice, who lives in Startup, is known in the community for serving meals to the homeless, caring for seniors and helping as a midwife, all as a volunteer. The award was presented at the Everett AquaSox game Aug. 6.

The Hospice of the Northwest Foundation has appointed Wendy Rohrbacher to the position of executive director. Rohrbacher, formerly the director of philanthropy at Hospice of Kitsap County, has a track record of success in nonprofit management, building relationships with the community and fundraising. She has lived in Washington for nearly 12 years.

Jerome Bader, 1st Security Bank’s vice president of marketing, and Cyndy Cross, the company’s senior vice president in human resources, have been on a fast track rebranding the company, hiring new employees and preparing for expansion focused on a home lending office, the bank’s first, in Bellevue.

Coastal Community Bank announced that Marilyn Leon joined the bank as vice president and branch manager in anticipation of the bank’s expansion in Snohomish County. Leon has extensive banking experience, most recently as branch manager with Opus Bank in Everett. She has a long commitment to community involvement, volunteering with United Way of Snohomish County, the Center for Career Alternatives and Housing Hope.

Leslie Weaver of SERVPRO of Lynnwood joined a record number of fellow franchise owners at SERVPRO’s 43rd annual national convention. It was the highest attendance event in the company’s history. The convention was held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla. SERVPRO is a provider of fire and water cleanup, restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation.

Western Washington Medical Group Gastroenterology has brought Gaurav Aggarwal, MD, to its practice. He will see patients at the Hoyt Avenue care center. Aggarwal completed his internal medicine residency at Emory University, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He also served as an assistant professor in the Mayo College of Medicine.

Mill Creek Vision has added Kathi Woods-Shelton to their practice. She has been a local licensed optician for 25 years. Her experience includes 17 years as the managing optician at the Gallery of Eyewear inside Physician’s Eye Clinic in Everett and eight years practicing at The Everett Clinic Vision Center.

Josh Jansen has joined Coast Equity Partners as a principal. Previously a national award winner as director of Coast|Sperry Van Ness’ multifamily sales group, Jansen will head the firm’s acquisitions as vice president of acquisitions. He joins partners Mike Harmon, Dino Rossi, Shawn Hoban and Tom Hoban.

Brian Landgren joined the executive team of Electronic Business Machines as a vested partner and president. Landgren, a former president of the Northwest Group with more than 25 years in the office products industry, will have overall responsibility of sales, service and operations, as well as developing and implementing Electronic Business Machines’ growth strategies.

Fred Sirianni, vice president and financial consultant with D.A. Davidson &Co.’s Everett office, has completed the course work to earn the Certified Wealth Strategist designation to improve his wealth management advice. Sirianni joined the firm in August 2008 with prior experience as a financial consultant at Piper Jaffray.

Art Thomson has joined Coast | Sperry Van Ness of Everett as a senior adviser specializing in the leasing and sales of office and industrial properties. Previously with Windermere Commercial in Everett, Thomson brings more than 30 years of experience as an engineer and broker to Coast. CEO Tom Hoban said they were delighted to add him to the firm.

The Boeing Co. has named John Wojick the new vice president of sales for commercial airplanes. Wojick succeeds Ray Conner, who was named president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in June. Wojick, a 32-year veteran of commercial airplanes who began his career as an aerospace engineer, moves to his new position from vice president of North American sales for commercial airplanes.

Mountlake Terrace City Councilmember Kyoko Matsumoto Wright recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities. She completed more than 30 hours of training credits to earn this distinction. She has served on the council since January 2008 and served on the planning commission starting in 2002.

Holly Oakley has been named as the business banking manager for Wells Fargo in Northern Washington. She will direct about 11 business banking team members and oversee operations for business banking offices in Everett and Bellingham. Oakley, a 26-year financial services veteran, is a Washington native and has lived in Snohomish County for 25 years. She serves as board treasurer with the Everett Public Schools Foundation.

Bothell-based Hub International Limited has acquired Signature Insurance Group Inc., a Woodinville insurance brokerage firm. Dennis Boyd, Signature’s president and a former defensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks, will be vice president of retail sales for HUB Northwest. He will report to Erik Kuhn, vice president of commercial retail. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.