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Jul 11, 2016 - 04:23 PM

Northwest Seaport Alliance has named two new leaders in its Operations Service Center. Zachary Thomas is now in charge of OSC, after 23 years experience in the maritime sector. He most recently was general manager of Ports America in Tacoma. Bob Meyer has been promoted to lead port operations and manage safety programs. He was previously in charge of non-container facilities.

Local author David Zink has written a science fiction novel as a fun way to share his interesting encounters and memorable people while working over 30 years in the environmental sciences field. The dominant theme of “A Hundred Lifetimes” is how greed and the chase for profits are destructive, interlaced with several supporting themes including climate change, racism, and repression of indigenous peoples. 

Seattle attorney David S. Mann has been appointed to the state Court of Appeals, Division 1, for King, Snohomish and four other northern Puget Sound counties. He will take his seat on the appellate bench later this summer, replacing Judge Linda Lau who has served as a judge for more than 20 years.

Judy Young, who recently retired after more than 30 years as an attorney for the state Department of Social & Health Services and Department of Health, has been named District 32 Director for Toastmasters International. The district includes 1,600 members in 94 clubs from Federal Way to Chehalis, as well as Kitsap, Olympic and Key Peninsulas.

Broker Dave Newberry is celebrating 25 years in business at Newberry Realty in Kent. He specializes in the purchase and sale of single-family residences and income property within that city.

Columbia Bank has hired John Alvarez as merchant card services relationship manager. He will work primarily with retail branches in Portland and Willamette Valley markets.


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