Movers & Shakers 12/20/15
Larry Gluck was hired as Northrim Bank’s AVP-lending quality assurance officer. Gluck joins Northrim Bank’s Credit Administration Department with 28 years in banking. He has most recently worked for regional and community banks in Florida and has held numerous positions in Credit Administration as credit analyst, credit officer, credit manager and senior credit officer. Gluck moved to Alaska to be closer to family. He has also worked as an internal auditor, accountant and controller while in New Jersey and Florida. Gluck holds a bachelor’s of science in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
Sixteen-year-old Charles Franznick of Palmer was randomly selected to win a $25,000 scholarship account in the UA College Savings Plan and four more young Alaskans have won $2,500 scholarship accounts. All Permanent Fund Dividend applicants who answered “yes” to question number six of their PFD application were automatically entered into the annual scholarship account drawing. The PFD check-off asks residents if they would like to automatically contribute half of their dividend to their UA College Savings Plan account. The winners of the $2,500 scholarship accounts are: Andrew Gifford, age 14, Anchorage; Grace Newman, age 14, Juneau; Timothy O’Rourke, age 17, Palmer; Aaron Campbell, age 14, Wasilla. More than 13,500 residents contributed to the UA College Savings Plan through the PFD check off this year, an increase of 700 people from the prior year. The plan has seen a 71 percent increase from the number of contributors since 2009, before the giveaway began.
Credit Union 1 promoted Nicki Gardepe to the position of branch manager at the credit union’s Mountain View Branch. Originally hired in 1999 as a consumer loan officer, Gardepe later held the positions as the member services center assistant manager, member service center manager, credit solutions loan officer and branch assistant manager at the credit union’s Mountain View Branch, the position she held prior to this promotion. Credit Union 1 also promoted Miri Bardello to member assistance manager in its member assistance department. Bardello was initially hired in 1999 as a teller at the credit union’s Midtown Branch. Since then, she has served as a switchboard operator, member service assistant, real estate loan servicer, member service officer trainee, member service center assistant manager, assistant branch manager, and her most recent position of consumer loans assistant manager.
Alaska Permanent Capital Management welcomed Kirsten Halpin to its institutional team. Halpin was hired as an investment analyst to work primarily with the Balanced Portfolio team. She earned her BBA in business administration with a concentration in finance, and MBA with a concentration in capital markets from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Humanities Forum are pleased to announce the eight recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The annual awards are co-presented by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Humanities Forum in coordination with the Office of the Governor. The awards ceremony will take place Jan. 28, 2016 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The 2016 awardees are — Lifetime Achievement Award: June Rogers, Fairbanks; Individual Artist Award: Pat Garley, Palmer; Arts Advocacy Award: Nancy DeCherney, Juneau; Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Languages: Vicki Soboleff, Juneau; Distinguished Service to the Humanities: Cyrano’s Theatre Company, Anchorage; Steve Henrikson, Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections, Juneau; Lucy “Ahvaiyak” Richards, Iñupiaq Language Instructor, Barrow. The Alaska Studies Educator of the Year is Marc Swanson, Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Curriculum Developer, Seward.