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Mar 17, 2023

The Hampton


Laura Lopez has been named community relations director for The Hampton, an Anthem Memory Care community in Tumwater. In this position, she will be responsible for community outreach and marketing. Lopez previously was a hospice liaison for Bristol Hospice Thurston in Lacey. She was also marketing director and admissions coordinator for Roo-Lan Health and Rehab in Olympia. She brings over 5 years of healthcare marketing experience to this position. Anthem, based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, operates and develops memory care communities in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Washington.

Mary Bridge



Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Network appointed Vanessa Carroll to chief medical officer of its hospital, and the promoted Barbara Thompson to chief medical officer of its health network. Carroll brings almost two decades of pediatric hospital medicine and leadership experience from both academic and community-based health care systems. She comes to Mary Bridge Children's from Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, where she held various positions, including medical director of pediatrics, hospital physician informaticist, and clinical division director of hospital, surgical and neurosciences. Carroll is board certified in pediatrics and earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. She is also a clinical associate professor for the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University. In January 2023, Mary Bridge Children's promoted Thompson to CMO of its health network, which includes pediatric outpatient services, specialty and subspecialty clinics, as well as Mary Bridge Children's urgent care, primary care and affiliate clinics. Thompson is a pediatric endocrinologist and has led Mary Bridge Children's pediatric endocrinology clinic for more than 15 years. She has served as medical director for Mary Bridge Children's pediatric endocrinology clinic since 2008. She's also an active member of the Mary Bridge Children's medical executive committee and was chief of staff until 2021. Thompson is board certified in pediatric endocrinology and earned her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. In addition to their CMO responsibilities, Carroll and Thompson will continue their clinical roles and see pediatric patients.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) was named the best airport in North America for the second year running by the international air transport rating agency Skytrax at the 2023 World Airport Awards. SEA continues to focus on a suite of improvements that make the airport experience less stressful and more predictable. That includes modernized spaces such as new dining and retail options in the N Concourse, the fully renovated and expanded Central Terminal, and the International Arrivals Facility. Additionally, over the next five years, SEA is embarking on a suite of capital projects to Upgrade SEA with a focus on improving the traveler experience across the airport.

Washington Court of Appeals

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment of Leonard Feldman to the Washington Court of Appeals, Division One. He will replace Judge Beth Andrus, who is retiring later this month. Since 1992, Feldman has maintained a diverse litigation practice focusing on appellate issues, commercial litigation, and civil rights claims, most recently as senior counsel (and prior to that as partner) at Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman & Luna. Since 2020, Feldman has taught first-year torts and upper-level federal courts classes as a Professor from Practice at Seattle University School of Law. He began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to Judge Jerome Farris on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Feldman earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Washington. He obtained his law degree from Harvard Law School.

Mar 16, 2023

Greater Seattle Partners

Greater Seattle Partners (GSP) named Rebecca Lovell chief operating officer. She will lead several key GSP initiatives, including stakeholder engagement, investor relations and business and talent attraction to drive quality jobs and investment into the region. Lovell previously served as CEO of Denali Founder Consulting, executive director of Madrona Venture Group's Create33, and held several leadership roles within the city of Seattle's Office of Economic Development. In addition, she was GeekWire's first chief business officer, executive director of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, program director of the Alliance of Angels, and adjunct instructor on venture capital and entrepreneurship in the MBA program at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. In her work in the public sector, Lovellserved on the boards of the Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council, Puget Sound Regional Council and co-chair of the city of Seattle's Future of Work subcabinet. Greater Seattle Partners is a public-private partnership that leads regional economic development through global business attraction, site selection and investment and trade opportunities in the greater Seattle region.

City of Tacoma

The Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for the 2023 Historic Preservation Awards. The awards celebrate the best in preservation projects and programming. The Outstanding Achievement award categories include: Sustainability; Housing; Broadening Perspectives; Commercial Renovation; Community Engagement; Heritage/Legacy Business; Innovation in Preservation and Outreach; Landmark Nomination; Leadership in Preservation; Partnerships in Preservation; and Residential Renovation. Nominations can be submitted through May 3. The awards ceremony and reception will be held in-person on Thursday, May 25 . Additional details are available at http://www.cityoftacoma.org/historicpreservation.

Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor appointed Elizabeth Schwarting to its Board of Directors and Nominating and Governance Committee. Schwarting brings extensive management experience and knowledge of the automotive industry and governance experience from her service on another public company board. Schwarting is the principal member of DBS Ventures, where she serves as a subject matter expert in the areas of automotive technology, regulatory trends, and business development. Prior to joining DBS Ventures, Schwarting held several leadership roles with Delphi Corporation and Eastman Kodak. She also serves on the board of directors of Ambarella Corporation. Lattice Semiconductor is based in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Sonic Guild

Non-profit Sonic Guild, an organization dedicated to building community that supports the creation and performance of new music, named Kate Van Petten as the new marketing and communications manager for its Seattle Chapter. Van Petten previously served as the marketing director for Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Co., and has also worked as a musician. Van Petten will be responsible for implementing marketing strategies to build audiences, maximize membership growth, and grow other income via donation, sponsorship, and strategic partnerships. The marketing and communications manager position was made possible by a three- year grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. With a focus on providing resources, networking opportunities, and education to musicians of all genres and backgrounds, Sonic Guild is committed to advancing musician's career opportunities within the music industry.

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