Movers & Shakers 11/01/15
PND Engineers Inc. has selected Wade Lundberg, P.E., to be a principal in the firm. Lundberg has 15 years of professional engineering experience, joining PND’s Anchorage office in 2000 and transitioning to its Seattle office in 2007. This summer, he relocated to Houston to help establish PND’s newest branch office. Lundberg has been involved in multiple infrastructure projects in both Alaska and the Lower 48 for resource development and aviation facilities, with particular expertise in design of facilities on permafrost in Arctic Alaska.
Joe Mathis with NANA became the Petroleum Club of Anchorage board president for 2015-16 at its 57th annual meeting and board elections Oct. 21, succeeding Lynn C. Johnson with Dowland-Bach. Also elected were officers Michael Faust with Conoco-Phillips as vice president; Jeremy Albright with Welltec as treasurer and Deidre Gross of Global Marine as secretary. The membership elected six directors to the board. For two-year terms: Paul Mazzolini of Hilcorp, Eric Wieman of Peak Alaska and Lennie Dees of Alaska Department of Revenue. One-year terms were Eileen Simmons of Artic Catering, Tom Hendrix of Carlile and Tom Redmond of Solsten. The annual meeting attendees recognized Harvey Doughtery as the oldest past President at age 84 years. Members also recognized Ron Trevithick for his outstanding service and support to the club over this past year. He is not only a past board member but a financial consultant for the club.
The following were elected to serve as Officers on the 2016 Alaska Association of Realtors board of directors. President: Dave Somers, Somers and Associates, Fairbanks; president-elect: Devon Thomas, Century 21 Realty Solutions, Wasilla; vice president: Ava Anderson, Jack White Real Estate, Anchorage; secretary/treasurer: Don McKenzie, Re/Max Dynamic Properties, Anchorage; past president: Angie Tallant, Somers and Associates, Fairbanks; directors-at-large: Michael Droege, Century 21 Realty Solutions, Anchorage, and Anneliese Cooper, Core Real Estate Group, Eagle River.
Gov. Bill Walker has appointed the state attorney general to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. board. Craig Richards is replacing Larry Hartig, who is commissioner of Alaska’s Department of Environmental Conservation. Hartig was appointed to the board in 2009. In a statement, Walker said he appointed Richards because of his extensive financial experience. Among other things, Walker noted that Richards practiced in the fields of public finance and project development for much of his career and that he has a Master of Business Administration from Duke University. The corporation’s board consists of six members appointed by the governor. It sets policy for the corporation. By law, two of the board members must be heads of principal state departments: the Revenue commissioner and another cabinet member chosen by a governor.