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New Executive Director Named at Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum welcomes David Setford as its new Executive Director. Setford brings over 30 years of experience in museums and other arts organizations in the United States and the United Kingdom as a curator, director/administrator, and fundraiser. With an entrepreneurial and community-driven approach, Setford has also been instrumental in organizing exhibitions on a diverse array of iconic artists such as Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Georgia O'Keeffe, Gordon Parks, Frida Kahlo, Andrew Wyeth, as well as Northwest artists Jacob Lawrence and Dale Chihuly. Read the full press release.

Esterline Names Stephen Nolan to Succeed Robert George as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer

Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL) (, a leading specialty manufacturer serving global aerospace and defense markets, today announced that Stephen Nolan, Chief Financial Officer for Vista Outdoor, Inc., will succeed Robert George as Esterline’s Chief Financial Officer, effective February 5, 2018. George, who has been with Esterline as Chief Financial Officer for 21 years, will remain with the company in a special advisory role to help ensure a seamless transition before retiring in June 2018. Esterline Chief Executive Officer Curtis Reusser said, “As a valued team member and leader, Bob helped Esterline grow into a strong, multi-billion dollar global company during his tenure.


Read about the economic impact of Aerospace in Washington in the first of a 3-part series by AFA president/CEO Kelly Maloney. Includes videos of businesses that have benefited from aerospace workers. Watch for Parts 2 and 3 of the series in the next few weeks! The Aerospace Effect

BritishAmerican Business Appoints Duncan Edwards as CEO

BritishAmerican Business (BAB), the leading organization for businesses engaged in transatlantic trade and investment, has appointed Duncan Edwards as its Chief Executive Officer, it was announced today by Christopher Perry, Chairman of the Board. Edwards, a media executive with over 30 years of experience, spent 27 years at New York City-based Hearst Corporation, most recently as President and CEO of its international magazine and digital media company, Hearst Magazines International. ‘‘We are excited to have Duncan joining BAB as our CEO,” said Perry, who serves as President of Global Sales, Marketing and Client Solutions at Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) in addition to Chair of

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