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Alaska names head of in-flight operations | On the Move

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Ron Calvin was promoted to managing director of in-flight operations at Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, with responsibility for the carrier’s flight-attendant bases in Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle.

Calvin has worked at Alaska for 26 years, having held positions of increasing responsibility in the Customer Service-Airports division.

Most recently, as director of customer service for the Eastern region based in Washington, D.C., Calvin managed Alaska’s customer service and ground operations at 17 airports.

Accounting:Alicia Schmidt was named partner at CliftonLarsonAllen, Seattle.

Banking:Cynthia Hwang was named senior business banking relationship manager at Wells Fargo, Bellevue.

Business organizations: Michelle Hippler was named membership and programs manager for the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, Seattle.

Consulting:Tom Dancs was promoted to senior director business process and systems architect at StratusG Consulting, Seattle.

Foundations:Bob Hurlbut was named director of The Ellison Foundation, Bellevue.

Health care:Dr. Manju Beier was named chief scientific officer at Natural Molecular Testing, Seattle.

Hospitality:Katie Knoll was appointed corporate director of sales at Columbia Hospitality, Seattle.

Hotels:Troy Longwith was named general manager at The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland.

Law:Heidi York joined Cairncross & Hempelmann, Seattle. David Linehan joined Stokes Lawrence, Seattle.

Marketing:Mirko Freguia joined the client services team at Lionfish, Redmond.

Mediation services:Lawrence Mills joined JAMS Seattle Resolution Center.

Nonprofits:Rick Downey was named planned giving director at Mercy Corps, Seattle.

Technology: Ed Belsheim was named senior vice president of corporate development at RealNetworks, Seattle. Jack Denault was appointed senior vice president of worldwide sales and services at Visible Technologies, Bellevue.

Tourism:Louise Stanton-Masten was named executive director of Washington Tourism Alliance, Seattle.

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