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Dr. Jerry Weber Hired as New President of Bellevue College

Dr. Jerry Weber New President of Bellevue CollegeThe 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 creating pathways to success for traditional and non-traditional learners,” said Dr. Lisa Chin, chair of the board. “We are thrilled that he’ll be leading our community, and after a thorough search with an exceptional pool of candidates, we know he’s the best choice to inspire the college to reach new heights.”
Bellevue College is the third-largest institution of higher education and largest community college in the state with over 30,000 students enrolled annually. It offers a comprehensive array of programs including 12 bachelor’s degrees, four transfer associate degrees, 23 professional-technical degrees, 67 certificates, and 20 non-credit programs. New additions to the baccalaureate programs include a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Applied Science in Digital Marketing. The college is also the source of more transfer students to Washington’s public four-year colleges and universities than any other community or technical college in the state.

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Gov Inslee names Greg Dietzel to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Bellevue College recently announced that Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Greg Dietzel 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.  Dietzel spent 12 years as Vice President & Senior State Executive for IBM until his recent retirement, where he was… Continue Reading

Frank Rog Named New Executive Chef at Kirkland’s Woodmark Hotel

Kirkland’s Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa, A Destination Hotel, recently announced the addition of Chef Frank Rog to the hotel’s leadership team. Chef Rog joins the Woodmark Hotel as the Executive Chef, and will oversee all culinary operations including Beach Cafe, bin on the lake, and the Woodmark Hotel’s corporate and social catering services. Chef Rog has… Continue Reading

Matt Cassidy Sales Adds Mountain Khakis Line in Pacific NW

Mountain Khakis, a mountain town- inspired lifestyle apparel brand, named Matt Cassidy Sales as its northwest United States sales agency, effective immediately. Based in Kirkland, Washington, Matt Cassidy, the company’s founder, brings over 17 years of industry expertise. Matt Cassidy Sales has operated in the Northwest since 1998 and represented respected brands in the outdoor,… Continue Reading

Pacific Regent Bellevue Appoints Robert Wright Executive Director

Bob Wright was named Executive Director of Pacific Regent Bellevue in August.  In his new role, he is responsible for overall hospitality and healthcare operations for the 17-story retirement community. Employed as a licensed nursing home administrator for the past 14 years, Wright recently relocated to Bellevue from Paradise, California.    About Pacific Regent Bellevue… Continue Reading

CITC Hires Mandy Jones as New Apprenticeship Records Assistant

Mandy Jones Joins CITC in Bellevue The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington (CITC) has hired Mandy Jones as its new apprenticeship program assistant and promoted Blanca Lizaola who previously held that position to mechanical coordinator for the CITC apprenticeship programs of HVAC, Sheet Metal and Plumbing. Mandy Jones is now responsible for ensuring that… Continue Reading

Mike Shea and Chanel Holman New Managers at Pearl Bellevue

PEARL Bellevue SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR WELCOMES TWO NEW RESTAURANT MANAGERS Chanel Holman and Mike Shea join leadership at Pearl Bellevue seafood bar  PEARL Bellevue Seafood & Oyster Bar, a locally owned and operated restaurant in Bellevue which features a menu focused on fresh, seasonal seafood and local ingredients, is proud to welcome new restaurant… Continue Reading

Wells Fargo names Karen Fluegge regional vice president of Bellevue Middle Market Commercial Banking

Karen Fluegge New VP at Bellevue Wells Fargo Wells Fargo Middle Market Commercial Banking recently announced that Karen Fluegge has been promoted to regional vice president of the Bellevue Middle Market Commercial Banking region. Her team serves eastern King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, and San Juan counties. Karen Fluegge succeeds Don Grant, a 39-year Wells Fargo… Continue Reading

John Gillespie Joins Stantec’s Bellevue Office as Senior Project Manager

John Gillespie New Senior Project Manager for Stantec Stantec has hired John Gillespie as a senior project manager in their Bellevue, WA office. With more than 31 years of experience John Gillespie is now responsible for managing diverse sewer, water, storm water, and facility type projects, promoting business development, providing client support services, and managing project staff. Continue Reading