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Wed, Feb, 15 2012
Director of Sales, Integrated Benefits

Janae Sorenson will manage sales for the family of companies’ ancillary product lines, with a focus on life, disability, dental, vision and voluntary products.

Wed, Feb, 15 2012
Director of HR and Recruiting

Todd Vician will serve as PeopleFirm’s point person for recruiting, staffing, onboarding, training and career development. His experience prior to PeopleFirm was with KPMG Consulting, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, and Hitachi Consulting.

Wed, Feb, 15 2012

Prior to joining PeopleFirm, Jensen worked at Accenture’s consulting practice. She has a Master’s degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Gonzaga University.

Wed, Feb, 15 2012
Chief Marketing Officer
Symetra Investment Services, Inc.

Kimberly A. Branch, CFP®, has been named chief marketing officer of Symetra Investment Services, Inc., the broker-dealer subsidiary of Bellevue-based Symetra Financial Corporation. Branch was previously president of 4WARD Financial Marketing, Inc.

Tue, Feb, 14 2012
Chief Financial Officer

Terrie Andersen, CPA, MS, joins award-winning residential builder Schuchart/Dow as CFO. She brings to the firm a proven track record of leading businesses toward smart, creative decisions. Most recently, Andersen was with William Buchan Homes.

Mon, Feb, 13 2012
Associate Creative Director
DNA Seattle

Lianne Onart created campaigns at Foote Cone & Belding, Hydrogen and Cole & Weber. She started her own company that specialized in marketing to women, creating brand campaigns for Gortex, Sidi Cycling Shoes & Sierra Designs.

Mon, Feb, 13 2012
Associate Creative Director
DNA Seattle

Pete Hughes brings more than 16 years of experience as a copywriter and creative director at BBDO, FCB, Cole & Weber, and Publicis. His work has received recognition from the British D&AD, Clio, Cannes, Archive, and Seattle Show.

Tue, Feb, 7 2012
Senior Financial Advisor
Columbia Bank

Columbia Bank welcomes Chris Avey, Senior Financial Advisor with CB Financial Services located at the Walla Walla CB branch. Chris will be responsible for financial planning and services for clients in Eastern Washington and northern Oregon.

Mon, Feb, 6 2012
Director of Nursing
Saint Martin's University

Louise Kaplan, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, will direct the new RN-to-BSN program opening fall 2012 at Saint Martin's Univeristy. Kaplan brings a wealth of nursing, education, research and policy experience to the job.

Thu, Feb, 2 2012
Davidson Companies

Jim Kerr has been elected President of Davidson Companies. Kerr has served as President of D.A. Davidson & Co.’s Individual Investor Group since 2007. He will continue to oversee that portion of the multi-faceted business as well.