Published April 2006

People Watching

The Boeing Co. recently named Ross Bogue vice president and general manager for Boeing’s 747/767/777 programs and the Everett site, replacing Dan Becker, who announced his intent to retire on April 30. Bogue previously was vice president and general manager for Boeing Fabrication, a position he held since December 2004.

Dino Ciardelli has been promoted to manager at Everett-based CPA firm Toyer & Associates Inc. PS.

Michael Bickford, general manager of Bickford Ford in Snohomish, has received the Good Scout Award for 2006 by the Mount Baker Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Dr. Daniel Hoth has been appointed to the board of directors for Seattle Genetics Inc.

Mansoor Mohammed has joined CombiMatrix Molecular Diagnostics as its chief scientific officer and a member of its board of directors.

Patricia Allegretti has been named marketing representative at Celebrations Catering Services.

Terry Brunner has joined Shockey/Brent Inc. as a senior planner. He has more than 30 years of experience in land-use planning.

J. Walter Hyer III has joined the board of directors of Landau Associates. Hyer has experience in strategic planning, enterprise risk management and corporate governance from his career as a senior vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary for AT&T Wireless.

Mark Stokes has joined PCSI Design as an engineering design developer and project manager. He has experience as a mechanical and hydraulic designer, drafter, engineer and project manager, having spent more than 21 years in the aerospace and defense industry with the Boeing Co.

Dan Whornham has been promoted from inspector to project manager for Mayes Testing Engineers Inc. Whornham has been with Mayes for eight years and has experience in precast concrete and waterproofing systems.

Chris Miller has joined Sparling as technology consultant.

Michael Tibbits has been named executive vice president and chief credit officer for EvergreenBank. Tibbits joined EvergreenBank in 2005 as relationship manager team leader. Prior to that, he worked at Bank of America as a commercial banking officer in Snohomish County.

Julie Ames, John Wyatt and Oleg Tkach, formerly of Approved Home Loan Center, have joined Mortgage Advisory Group in downtown Everett.

Pete Nordquist has joined Action Mortgage as a residential loan officer. He has 17 years of finance and sales experience. His office will be located in the new Lynnwood branch of Sterling Savings Bank.

Robert Emerson has joined HomeStreet Bank’s Marysville mortgage team as a residential loan officer.

Jeffrey Lind has been promoted to vice president and retail regional manager for both Snohomish County and Camano Island offices of Whidbey Island Bank. Most recently, Lind served as the vice president and branch manager for Whidbey Island Bank’s Stanwood office.

Jake Decker and Jeff Decker have been named to this year’s President’s Club by D.A. Davidson & Co. Both work in the Everett office.

The new Bank of Everett, which recently chose its location to be the Everett Professional Center at 2722 Colby Ave., has named its board of directors. They are: Robert Bauer, CPA, Bauer Evans Inc. PS; Thomas Collings, attorney, Anderson Hunter Law Firm PS; Richard Cooper, chief executive officer, The Everett Clinic; Thomas Giovanelli, president, Northwest Region, Capitol Bancorp Ltd.; Randy Hansen, president, PSG Washington Inc., insurance brokerage; Tom Hoban, chief executive officer and co-owner, the Coast Group; Wallace Rodland, president and general manager, Rodland Toyota Inc.; Mary Sievers, executive director, EverTrust Foundation; and Brenda Stonecipher, CPA, Everett.

Tim Whitty, senior vice president and manager of Frontier Bank’s trust department, has been elected president of the Washington Corporate Trustee Association for 2006. Whitty has headed Frontier’s trust department since 1997. Stephanie Paglia has been promoted to systems operations support officer at Frontier Bank’s administrative office. Also, Bill Morrow has joined Frontier Bank’s real estate division as vice president and construction loan officer.

Mountain Pacific Bank in organization has named retired Everett Banker Dale Lyski as its chairman of the board. Other members of the board of directors are Richard Beresford, attorney, Beresford Booth PLLC; Jim Bergh, owner, Westwood Forest Products Inc.; Gigi Burke, co-owner, Crown Distributing Co. Inc.; Bob Dobler, managing partner, Gamut360 Holdings LLC; Dave Gardner, owner, Alpha Subdivision Pro’s Inc.; Scott Murphy, vice president, Safeco Insurance Co. of America; Rick Pedack, owner, Seattle Specialty Insurance Services Inc.; Morrie Trautman, owner, Yukon Trading Co.; Mark Van Wyngarden, CPA and partner, Hascal, Sjoholm & Co. PS.

Phil Hayter
has been named manager of product development at Dream Dinners.

The Everett City Council recently approved the mayor’s appointment to fill the city’s top attorney post with Elmer “Ned” Johnston Jr., who began work as an assistant city attorney with the city of Everett in 1998. The city attorney position was previously held by Jim Iles, who was appointed as the city’s chief administrative assistant in January.

Snohomish County Executive Director Tom Fitzpatrick will be leaving his position to return to the private practice of law. He will practice with former Washington Supreme Court Justice Phil Talmadge at the private law firm of Talmadge Law Group PLLC effective April 1. Previously, Talmadge and Fitzpatrick practiced law together for over a decade in Seattle.

Mimi Dillman has joined the Port of Everett and will work with customers of the marine terminals.

Jason Olson has been appointed store manager of Haggen Food & Pharmacy in Marysville. Olson joined Haggen in 1997 as assistant grocery manager of the Ferndale store. He was promoted several times to positions at other Haggen locations before being named store manager in Ferndale in 1999.

Three therapists for Integrated Rehabilitation Group recently became certified in the ASTYM System, a noninvasive treatment of soft-tissue dysfunction. They are: Dawn Bostic, who will offer the alternative therapy at Arlington Physical Therapy; Tony Dao, who will offer the therapy at Edmonds Hand Therapy; and Carol Haakenson, who will provide the therapy at Silver Lake Physical Therapy.

Alyscia Buck has joined Snohomish Physical Therapy as physical therapy assistant.

Garry Norris, Cheryl Shea and Daphne Taylor have been named to Cardiac Science Corp.’s senior executive staff to strengthen its marketing, regulatory affairs/quality assurance and accounting departments. Norris has been named vice president of marketing. He formerly was global vice president and chief marketing officer at Eastman Kodak’s Health Imaging Division. Shea has been named vice president of regulatory affairs and quality assurance. She formerly operated a firm providing consulting services to medical device companies. Taylor has been named vice president and corporate controller. Previously, she served as vice president and corporate controller at LookSmart, a publicly held software and technology company.

Cindy Zynda, owner of Mr. Handyman of Snohomish County, received the Highest Percentage Growth-New Business award at Mr. Handyman’s national convention recently held in Tempe, Ariz.

Todd Stevenson of Snohomish has been named district manager for American Family Insurance, which will open its office in the Mill Creek Town Center in July. He formerly was American Family’s district manager for South Dakota. Also, Jennifer Cheng has been named district manager assistant for American Family Insurance as it expands into the area.

Allstate Insurance Co. recently recognized agent Steve Blaze of Edmonds for his five years of service at Allstate.

Allstate Insurance Co. recently awarded Bothell agent Melody Grondahl the Honor Ring for being a top sales producer in auto, property, commercial and life insurance as well as for her high standards in customer satisfaction, retention and profitability.

Paul Harbaugh has been named vice president of sales by Seattle Specialty Insurance Services Inc.

Mark Blondin has been appointed to the Washington State Labor Council’s Executive Board. He has served as IAM District 751 president since February 2001.

Soojin Kim, an Everett attorney, has received the Washington Young Lawyers Division 2005 Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award by the Washington State Bar Association.

Regina Wike has been named teen director for the Marysville YMCA. Also, J.J. Frank has been promoted to Minority Achievers Program director at the YMCA.

Mike Sink has been named executive director of Sherwood Community Services.

Sales associate Deborah Wood has joined Windermere Real Estate/Lake Stevens Inc.

Sales associates John Bischoff, Constance Paris, Laurie Vandermay and Emily Sanders recently joined Windermere Real Estate/North Inc.’s Lynnwood office.

Sales associates Andrew Fuller and Tom Crisp have joined Windermere Real Estate/GH LLC’s Mukilteo office.

Jackie Stecher, formerly with All Real Estate; Bud O’Hair, formerly of Sno Homes; Kristina Rudeen, formerly of C-21 North Homes; and Roxie Bugher have joined the Monroe RE/MAX office.

Cindy Shebley of Everett has received certification as an eBay business consultant. She can be reached online at

Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir has joined the board of directors for Lumera Corp.

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