Movers & Shakers 12/27/15
Michele Brown, President of United Way of Anchorage, has been invited to serve on the National Professional Council of United Ways, a select group of chief executive officers from across the country that focuses on identifying common challenges and solutions for the community-based member nonprofits. She will join just a handful of local United Way executives who are helping advise United Way Worldwide in setting strategy and direction for nearly 1,200 United Ways across the U.S. As President of United Way of Anchorage, Michele Brown leads efforts to mobilize people and resources to make lasting changes in community conditions. She has helped advance United Way of Anchorage as a community development organization dedicated to building the community activism, aligned services, and policies that achieve measurable change. This has led to improvement in high school graduation rates, family financial stability, and access to health care. Brown will serve a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending Dec. 31, 2017.
Myron Fanning joined NANA Management Services as security manager for NMS Security. The fifth-largest private employer in Alaska, NMS has provided security services for the oil and gas industry on the North Slope for 40 years. Fanning retired in 2015 from the Anchorage Police Department as Deputy Chief of Police after 23 years of service. He oversaw all administrative functions and maintenance of operations readiness for the entire department. His previous supervisory positions with APD include Deputy Chief of Administration and Crime Suppression Division Captain. Before his career in law enforcement, Fanning served almost 10 years as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army. Fanning has completed many police and military training programs and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from University of North Alabama.
Laura Rogers joined NANA Management Services as direct hire manager for NMS Staffing. The fifth-largest private employer in Alaska with more than 40 years of experience in the North Slope oil and gas industry, NMS provides a wide variety of support and management services. Rogers will oversee recruitment and placement of qualified professionals to fill positions in the NMS organization throughout Alaska. She has recruited talent in engineering, science, construction, project management, IT, and technical field support for employee placement businesses and corporate sourcing entities. A former investment advisor, Rogers also brings a decade of sales and marketing management experience in the hospitality industry and has coordinated North Slope oil industry projects for BP Exploration Alaska. Born and raised in France, Rogers studied liberal arts at Sorbonne University in Paris and is proficient in specialized software applications used by recruiters. She has received many awards recognizing sales achievements.
Syl Fowlis took over as First National Bank Alaska’s Eastchester Branch manager after the board of directors recently announced his promotion. Originally from Gambia, Fowlis has worked in banking for more than a decade with roles as a teller, personal banker, business development officer and branch manager. He spent most of the last two years as Branch Manager of the Federal Branch in downtown Anchorage. The Eastchester Branch is located in Midtown Anchorage, near the bank’s Operations Center.