Acucela Inc., a Seattle-based clinical-stage biotech company focused on developing new treatments for blinding eye diseases, announces that Philip D. Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Clinical Advisory Board for ACU-4429, its lead compound.
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Jessica Finn Coven, a clean energy and climate policy expert, was promoted to be Washington State Director for Climate Solutions. The group is a Northwest clean-energy economy nonprofit.
Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa is pleased to announce that Brian Cooper has assumed the role of Executive Chef, overseeing the quality and culinary direction of bin on the lake and Beach Cafe, as well as all hotel catering services.
Willmott joined Climate Solutions’ New Energy Cities program. The program works to accelerate the clean energy economy with Northwest cities. She will manage workshops and project implementation, and help shape the program’s strategic direction.
Tom Marra, president and CEO of Symetra Financial Corporation, Bellevue, Wash., has been inducted into the Insured Retirement Institute’s (IRI) Hall of Fame. Marra is the 35th recipient of the John D. Marsh Memorial Award.
Tom Petry has been named Association Client Consultant with Gallagher Benefit Services of Washington. He will help grow the Gallagher Washington employee benefits consulting practice, acting as a strategic client advisor and relationship manager.
Jeffrey A. Blosser, executive director of the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) in Portland, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Washington State Convention Center public facilities district (WSCC) in Seattle.
Red Dot, a supplier of HVAC systems for heavy vehicles, named Jeff Sybil OEM account executive. Sybil is responsible for a portfolio of commercial truck, bus, and off-highway equipment manufacturers and suppliers. www.reddotcorp.com
Dr. Susan Dolbert has joined Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as Vice President for Development. Dolbert served for six years as chair of the Department of Development and chief development officer for Mayo Clinic Arizona.
Jeffrey A. Blosser, Executive Director of the Oregon Convention Center, was named President/CEO of the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC). Blosser will succeed John Christison, who is retiring after serving as WSCC President for over 21 years.