Published August 2005

People Watching

Carol Nelson, president and chief executive officer of Cascade Bank in Everett, has been named to the YWCA of King and Snohomish County’s board of directors for 2005-06.

Liz Norsby has joined Prime Pacific Bank as assistant vice president/operations officer at its Lynnwood branch. Norsby replaces Sally Dickerson, who assumes new duties as administrative officer. In her new post, Norsby, who has more than 26 years of banking experience, will oversee operations at both the Lynnwood and Kenmore branches.

Also, Gwynn Krey has joined Prime Pacific Bank as consumer products officer at its Lynnwood branch. In her new post, Krey will oversee the development and marketing of consumer products for both the Lynnwood and Kenmore branches. Krey has more than 30 years of banking experience.

Lisa Shookman has been named assistant vice president and manager of Cascade Bank’s Crossroads branch in Bellevue. Shookman has 10 years of experience in financial services, including branch manager and loan officer positions.

The Bank of Washington, based in Lynnwood, has hired Larry Houk as the new Eastside Team Leader, responsible for all business development in that area. He has 20 years of commercial lending experience and lives with his family in Carnation.

Cascade Bank has promoted Jon Sand, a life-long resident of Everett, to vice president and senior credit analyst. He has been a commercial credit analyst for the bank since 2002 and worked in the financial indus-try for 13 years. Also, the bank named Teresa Starman vice president and manager of the bank’s Issaquah branch and Samira Badshah as assistant vice president and manager of Cascade Bank’s Pine Lake branch in Sammamish.

United Way of Snohomish County has elected the following members and officers to the board of direc-tors: Matt Reinhard, president and CEO of Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies, who also serves as chairman; Rick Cooper, CEO of The Everett Clinic; William A. Mester, superintendent of the Snohomish School District; Greg Metcalf, shared services manager at Kimberly-Clark; Jaja Okigwe, director of opera-tions at LifeWise Assurance Co., a subsidiary of Premera; Aaron Reardon, Snohomish County Executive; Bob Rommel, contracts administrator with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), represnting salaried employees at the Boeing Co.; Alvin Schultz, retired form the International Association of Machinists (IAM), District 751; Eric Schulz, president of Goodrich Aviation Technical Services; Ed Triezenberg, contracts manager for the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, and Sharon Wellman, director of the Tutoring Center at Everett Community College.

Nadine Maychrzak, director of Pregnancy Aid of Snohomish County in Everett, a 34-year provider of support, services, maternity clothing and baby needs for mothers who need help, has announced three new members of the board of directors: Nancy Trautvine of Stanwood, Eileen Brown of Mill Creek and Michael Westford of Everett. C.C. Leonard of Lynnwood has been named donor relations manager at United Way of Snohomish County. Bunny Walters of Marysville has been named child development manager.

Jennifer Busse has joined the YMCA of Snohomish County as the teen director for the Everett family branch. In her new position, Busse will oversee the operation of the Everett teen tech center, late-night programs and after-school middle school programs. Busse formerly worked for the Skagit Valley Family YMCA’s teen department.

Anita Weston has been honored with the Professional Photographers of America, Inc., National Award for her outstanding photography. Weston and husband Matthew own Fowler Portraits of Edmonds.

Gary Wellman has joined Windermere Real Estate’s Lake Stevens office as a sales associate. Also, Steve Groves and John Villesvik have joined Windermere’s Lynnwood office as sales associates.

Adrienne Hulbert has joined TEAM Rielly of Everett-based Mortgage Advisory Group as a business development officer. She previously was a limited practice officer for Escrow Professionals of Washington.

Mark Hikel, MILA Inc.’s national sales director, has been promoted to president of the company and will assume day-to-day management of the firm, while founder Layne Sapp, as chief executive, will focus on projects to expand the company. Hikel joined MILA in 2000 as its executive vice president and national sales director. He previously was executive vice president at Loraca International. MILA is an e-commerce home mortage provider based in Mountlake Terrace, with new offices in Lynnwood.

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