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05 October 2021


General contractor Hensel Phelps promoted Kristi may to the Director of Safety and Health for his Pacific Northwest region. During May’s 15-year career with Hensel Phelps, she managed the company’s health and safety accident prevention program in healthcare, aviation, ground transportation, higher education, kindergarten to grade 12, and civic projects in California and Washington. She oversees all projects in the Pacific Northwest region, including the recently completed $ 480 million satellite north upgrade at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the East O&M facility. $ 235 million from Sound Transit. Hensel Phelps says May fosters a safety culture enhanced through education, encouragement, and proactive safety oversight.

UBS Private Wealth Management announced that Michael Matthews, a managing director, private wealth advisor and senior portfolio manager in the company’s Bellevue office has been named to the Forbes / SHOOK Research Top 250 Wealth Advisors list for 2021. Matthews has over 30 years of industry experience financial services, serving the needs of families and institutional clients. Matthews holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in accounting from Ohio State University. The sixth annual Forbes / SHOOK Research List of Top 250 Wealth Advisors recognizes the nation’s top financial advisors who represent the future of the wealth management industry. UBS Global Wealth Management provides advice, solutions and services to families and high net worth individuals around the world.

The Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts (WASWD) has announced that one of its members, Whitworth Water District, has been honored with a State Auditor’s Stewardship Award for Responsibility for Public Resources. Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy praised the district’s dedication to ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved in one of the first remote audits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whitworth Water District Treasurer Ron gillies officially accepted the award at the WASWD Fall 2021 Conference and Trade Show. “It is an honor to be recognized for our district’s dedication to accountability and transparency,” said Timothy Murrell, Managing Director of Whitworth. Gillies is the second WASWD member to receive this award. Shane Young, current vice chairman of the board of directors of WASWD and general manager of King County Water District 125, was the first water district to receive the award in 2018. The state auditor’s office serves Washington independently. residents by promoting the accountability, fiscal integrity and openness of state and local governments to ensure the proper use of public resources. Its annual stewardship award represents the highest level of financial achievement in state government. Out of more than 2,400 cities, counties, colleges and special purpose districts audited each year, up to ten awards are given to organizations that demonstrate exemplary dedication to the audit process, which helps make government more transparent and efficient.

The Ellensburg Downtown Association has hired Brenda DeVore as the new executive director. DeVore has extension experience in the Main Street America program. Her involvement in the Ellensburg community dates back over 15 years when she was the Aveda Sales Representative for Salon Fenix. DeVore was recently responsible for community engagement and events at the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and director of events for the Salmon Days Festival. She has served on the board of directors of the Issaquah History Museums. The Ellensburg Downtown District Board of Directors began the job search at the end of July before making their final decision.

Vancouver, British Columbia-based equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers buys SmartEquip for $ 175 million. SmartEquip provides real-time service and diagnostic support for enterprise equipment fleets, as well as electronic parts procurement from original equipment manufacturers and dealers. SmartEquip supports fleets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. It has 60 employees and will continue to operate as a stand-alone business based in Norwalk, Connecticut for the foreseeable future, according to Ritchie.

In Seattle, Charter Construction will be the presenting partner of Saturday’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Online Fundraiser on Saturday for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound. The event is a major source of funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters, attracting hundreds of community and business leaders to celebrate and invest in the impact of youth mentoring. Big Brothers Big Sisters connects children with positive adult mentors and life-changing programs, inspiring them to reach their potential. Tickets for the gala are available at Charter Construction President Pierre Saladino is a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound.

01 Oct 2021


native of Latvia and finalist of the 2016 Summer Olympics Pauls Pujat founded the Pujats brand in 2020 to provide wellness services, supported by Pujats’ professional experience and the many years dedicated to achieving physical and mental wellness through his multidisciplinary education, which includes meditation, yoga, goal setting, traditional Chinese medicine, and other relevant practices that helped him become an accomplished athlete. Today, Pujats has provided its services to a range of companies including Nike, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and LinkedIn.


Seattle-based Cloudentity, a provider of modern app authorization and consent solutions, has announced the appointment of Jason needham as CEO and member of its board of directors. Needham brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in application networks, IT automation, cloud security and SaaS solutions to his role at Cloudentity, where he will lead the company during its period of accelerated growth. Most recently, Needham served as Senior Director of Multi-Cloud Security at VMware, where he oversaw the engineering, product and marketing of emerging inter-cloud security and management services following the acquisition of CloudCoreo. , a startup he co-founded two years earlier. He also founded Union Bay Networks, a software-defined networking startup acquired by Apple in 2014. Additionally, Needham was vice president of product management and marketing at F5.

Vancouver’s indoor farm, Forward Greens, has announced a new line of 11 microgreens, salads and seedlings, now available at Safeway and Albertsons stores in Oregon and the southwest. from Washington. New Forward Greens blends include Kraveable Kale Blend (small kale and red mustard sprouts), Fantastic Frill Blend (small red and green leaves with ruffles, red mustard, mizuna and kale sprouts) and Micro Kale (kale sprouts). ). Grown indoors, Forward Greens uses 95 percent less water and 97 percent less land than outdoor farming, and no pesticides ever. With 11 products now available, each is grown on site at Forward Greens from non-GMO seeds. Forward Greens has been around since 2018 and is also available at local stores, such as New Seasons Market, Whole Foods Market, Metropolitan Market, Chuck’s Produce & Street Market, and Roth’s Fresh Market.

The City of Tacoma Events and Recognitions Committee (CERC) accepts nominations for the Lifetime Service Award and the Emerging Leader Award for individuals or groups who will be honored for their community service at the annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday on Monday, January 17, 2022. The deadline for nominations is Monday, November 8, 2021. Recipients include individuals, groups or organizations who have demonstrated a significant contribution to service community through human rights efforts, commitment to education or skills sharing, and embody the legacy of Dr. King’s teachings and actions, to representing people of all colors in the pursuit of hope, healing and lasting peace. The CERC selects the winners to receive awards and oversees the annual production of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday celebration. The event will take place virtually in 2022, broadcast on TV Tacoma and live on Facebook on Monday 17th January. / mlk, email [email protected] or call (253) 573-2523.


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