A former aircraft mechanic who rose to become Boeing’s top salesman was named on Tuesday to run the company’s commercial airplane unit. Raymond L. Conner is taking over for Jim Albaugh, who is retiring at 62, earlier than some industry watchers had expected.
WA Democratic Rep. Norm Dicks, a former college football player who cast a huge presence over state and national politics for more than 30 years, announced Friday he’ll retire at the end of the year after 18 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels will run for Washington Secretary of State.
The CEO of Alaska Air Group Inc., which runs Seattle-based Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, is retiring on May 15.