People on the move, 10/11/2013

Colleen Mitchell, professional civil engineer and project manager with 2020 Engineering in Bellingham, has been selected to serve on the city of Seattle’s Living Building and Deep Green Technical Advisory Group. The group provides recommendations to the city’s Department of Planning and Development on updating the Living Building and Seattle Deep Green Pilot Program, which aims to promote sustainable building and development. Mitchell was the project manager for 2020’s work on two recent “living buildings” in Seattle: the Bertschi School Science Wing and the Bullitt Center.

Peoples Bank, headquartered in Lynden, has promoted Melinda Kaemingk to assistant vice president and compliance officer, where she will be responsible for evaluating and providing guidance on compliance issues and concerns and educating management and employees on compliance responsibilities pertaining to their job functions. Kaemingk has been with the company her entire career, starting out as a teller at Peoples Bank’s downtown Bellingham location.

Peoples Bank has also promoted Kimberley Harper to LPL financial adviser in its investment and business planning arm, Peoples Investments.  In her new role, Harper will serve the investment and planning needs of clients in Skagit and Island counties. Harper earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Washington University. She has worked in the financial services industry for more than three years, two of which have been with with Peoples Investments.

The Association of Washington Business, which functions as a statewide chamber of commerce, has announced that Kristofer T. Johnson will be its next president. Johnson, who has been serving as the organization’s vice president of operations, will assume his new role on Jan. 1, taking over for Don Brunell, who is retiring after leading the AWB for 28 years. Johnson’s AWB online bio can be viewed here.

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