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Debra Montgomery joins Union Bank Private Mortgage Division as Pacific Northwest Region Manager

Debra Montgomery headshotDebra Montgomery is New Managing Director for Union Bank

SEATTLE, July 10, 2018 – Union Bank today announced that Debra Montgomery has joined the bank as Managing Director, Pacific Northwest Region Manager for the Private Mortgage Division of Union Bank Home Loans. Montgomery will manage the team of Private Mortgage consultants who specialize in offering home lending products and services to the bank’s Private Bank clients and prospects. She is based in the Bellevue office and reports to William (Bill) Bilicki, Private Mortgage Division Executive.

“Union Bank is committed to growing its mortgage portfolio, which is now the sixth largest in the nation,” said Bilicki. “That’s why we are so excited to welcome Debra to our Private Mortgage Division. Her successful industry track record, proven leadership capabilities and deep knowledge of the Pacific Northwest market make her ideally suited to lead our Pacific Northwest Private Mortgage team, deepen our client relationships and grow our presence in the region.”

Montgomery has more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Continue Reading

Bellevue College Students Akoto, Gonzalez and Tuttle Make All-Washington Academic Team

All-Washington Academic Team Features Three Earning Degrees at Bellevue College Three BC students, Brenda Akoto, Alberto Gonzalez and Casey Tuttle have made the 2018 All-Washington Academic Team, and will be honored at a ceremony Thursday, March 22, at South Puget Sound Community College, in Olympia. Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will be the keynote… Continue Reading

Armando Almeida Joins Tupl Board of Directors

Tupl Adds Portugal’s Armando Almeida to Board Bellevue-based Tupl, Inc. today announced that Armando Almeida has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Armando brings over 30 years of international executive leadership experience in the Communications and IT industries. He offers vast knowledge and experience within Corporate, Enterprise, SMB and Consumer sectors, has participated in various… Continue Reading

Former Seahawk Attorney Richard Leigh Named to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Richard Leigh Newest Trustee for Bellevue College Bellevue College (BC) recently announced that Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Richard Leigh to its board of trustees. The six-member board’s duties include setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing policy for the college, and approving budgets. Leigh currently acts as general counsel for SEIU 775 Benefits Group, a… Continue Reading

Michael Cooney Named One of the Nation’s Top 100 Bank Advisors

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. and Addison Avenue Investment Services, the investment services division of First Tech Federal Credit Union, are pleased to announce that financial advisor Michael Cooney, CRPC was named 26th on the prestigious list of 100 that was revealed on December 6, 2017. “It has been a great 13 years at First… Continue Reading

American Income Life – Altig Names Troy Plummer and Lauren Coyne as Directors of Sales

Redmond-based American Income Life – Altig (AIL-Altig) has appointed Troy Plummer and Lauren Coyne to Directors of Sales. As Directors of Sales, Plummer and Coyne will support the growth of all leaders in the North American Territories. Plummer joined AIL-Altig in 2004 and with preparation, dedication, and excellent mentorship, found himself quickly rising through the… Continue Reading

Itsuroku Kimura Now Heading Crab King in Bellevue

Internationally known Chef, Itsuroku Kimura, originally set out to be an artist.  Along the way, his direction turned from canvas to plate and he has never looked back.  The highly talented itamaehas worked in numerous distinctive kitchens throughout the world. He has recently been chosen from several applicants to head the kitchen in Crab King Restaurant… Continue Reading

Bellevue Resident Kyra Colleen Bruce Earns Scholarship from WWU

Western Washington University student Kyra Colleen Bruce has received the $1,000 Frank Varga Scholarship Fund for Visual Journalism for the 2017-2018 academic year.             The Frank Varga Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Visual Journalism student.             Bruce graduated from Sammamish High School in 2014. She is currently an undergrad student at Western in the… Continue Reading

Bellevue-based Dr. Iman Majd Elected Chair of National Acupuncture Organization

The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) has elected Bellevue-based Dr. Iman Majd as the new Chair of its Academy of Diplomates, a separate chartered division of the NCCAOM designed to increase the promotion and advancement of NCCAOM Diplomates and the NCCAOM credentials. With the Academy of Diplomates, the Academy Board Chair… Continue Reading

Dr. Jerry Weber Hired as New President of Bellevue College

The Bellevue College Board of Trustees recently announced that they have voted to select Dr. Jerry Weber as the next president of Bellevue College, making him the sixth president in the institution’s 50-year history. “Dr. Weber brings a track record of exceptional leadership, a deep commitment to the values we cherish, and a passion for… Continue Reading