Auburn Business Briefs | July 19

• Auburn’s Cheryl J. Bidleman was hired as the new human resource director at Tacoma Goodwill, effective July 7.

• Auburn’s Cheryl J. Bidleman was hired as the new human resource director at Tacoma Goodwill, effective July 7.

Bidleman has 20 years of experience in human resources, most recently as HR manager with Comcast in Fife. She also has worked with Birds Eye Foods (Nalleys) in Tacoma and Milgard Windows. She recently received Comcast’s Washington market circle of Success Dan Aaron Leadership Award.

Bidleman holds an associate of arts degree from Green River Community College with certificates in mediation dispute and other human resource areas. She lives in Auburn with her family.

In addition, Mark Holcomb has become senior vice president of business operations, overseeing retail sales, commercial services and real estate divisions.

“Mark Holcomb and Cheryl Bidleman each have extensive experience in sales, staff recruitment, development and retention,” said CEO Terry A. Hayes. “We are delighted they’re joining our agency and their work will help our job-training and placement mission.”

• Scott Hardin joined Cascade Water Alliance as director of finance and administration. He will begin his duties with the regional water planning and supply system Aug. 4.

“Scott brings a wealth of budgeting, information technology and general administrative experience,” said Ed Oberg, CWA’s chief executive officer. “He will be a great addition to our staff. He brings years of experience and public service understanding and dedication to the job and will help the agency as it transforms from a planning agency to one that becomes a regional water supplier.”

Hardin most recently served as finance director for the City of Burien. He also served as the city’s chief financial officer.

He also served as the associate dean for academic affairs at Highline Community College, and was an engineer at shipyards in Virginia and Washington. He holds a master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in applied science from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also studied engineering.

Cascade Water Alliance is a consortium of eight municipalities and water districts that joined together in 1999 to provide water supply for current and future needs. It includes the cities of Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond and Tukwila and the Covington Water District, the Skyway Water and Sewer District and the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District.

The agency serves more than 350,000 residents and 22,000 businesses. Members contribute to the costs of purchasing water, developing water supplies and operating the systems.

Although Cascade purchased Lake Tapps from Puget Sound Energy earlier this year, it will not begin using Lake Tapps as a water supply until the mid 2020s.

For more information visit www.cascadewater.org

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