Movers & Shakers 07/03/16

The University of Alaska Anchorage named Denise Runge as dean of UAA’s Community & Technical College. She brings an expertise in community and industry partnerships and more than 25 years of higher education experience to her new role. CTC offers career and technical education programs closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries, including aviation, construction, hospitality, occupational safety, and oil and gas. Runge earned her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Alabama. Most recently she worked at UAA’s campus in Prince William Sound, where she served as associate director of academic affairs and taught business and public administration. Her work experience includes leadership and teaching positions at Helena (Mont.) College, Oglethorpe (Ga.) University and the University of Southern Mississippi.

KPMG LLP has promoted Melissa Jay and Jenna Maurer to audit manager in the firm’s Anchorage office. Jay provides audit services to several types of clients including state government entities, not-for-profit organizations, Alaska native corporations, and private companies. She was raised in Alaska and joined KPMG in 2011 after earning a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah. Maurer’s audit experience includes serving Alaska native corporations, employee benefit plans, not-for-profit organizations, mining, and fisheries. She was born and raised in Alaska and joined KPMG in 2011 upon completing her master’s degree in accounting from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Two University of Alaska graduates recently joined the R&M Consultants Inc. team. Corey Prewett, EIT, CESCL, joined R&M’s Site Development Group in May 2016 as a staff engineer. He provides civil engineering support on site development projects, including schools, universities, harbors and other facilities. His responsibilities include AutoCAD drafting on building sites, including grading and drainage; submittal reviews; specification creation; and report review. Before graduating in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Prewett served as president for the Institute of Transportation Engineers, UAA Chapter and the American Society of Civil Engineers, UAA Chapter. His previous experience includes working as a traffic analyst for the Municipality of Anchorage and as a construction intern for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Since joining R&M, Prewett has been responsible for submittal reviews for the DOT&PF
SWPF Class V Injection Well Closure project, AutoCAD work for different UAA projects, and grading, specification review and AutoCAD drafting for the F-35 Eielson Earth Covered Magazines project. Robert Colles, EIT, CESCL, joined R&M in May 2016 as staff engineer in our Airport Engineering Group and is responsible for providing civil engineering design support for airport and utility projects. Colles previously worked with R&M as an intern in our materials laboratory for the past two summers before being hired full-time after graduation from the University of Fairbanks Alaska with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Since joining R&M full-time, Colles has worked on the Baronoff Booster Station Well Survey project and will be assisting with the Dillingham Runway Rehabilitation Design Services project.

Greg Solomon was promoted to director of marketing and graphic design with Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corp. as of May 23. Solomon started with UIC in March 2015 as the manager of marketing and communications in the Anchorage Calais office with UIC’s Marketing and Communications. As well as assisting with event planning and promotions, networking and media relations, Solomon will also be managing departmental staff and taking a larger role in assisting Senior Director of Marketing and Communications Mario Gamboa with on-going corporate marketing goals. Solomon has more than 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing fields, and also 15 years in the IT industry. His work has been showcased by companies like, BP Exploration Alaska, Northern Air Cargo, the Alaska Chamber and Providence Alaska Medical Center. Solomon is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. His academic credentials include attendance at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Alaska Anchorage.  As well as, studying the Arts at Incarnate Word College and San Antonio College in Texas.

The University of Alaska Anchorage named Denise Runge as dean of UAA’s Community & Technical College. She brings an expertise in community and industry partnerships and more than 25 years of higher education experience to her new role. CTC offers career and technical education programs closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries, including aviation, construction, hospitality, occupational safety, and oil and gas. Runge earned her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Alabama. Most recently she worked at UAA’s campus in Prince William Sound, where she served as associate director of academic affairs and taught business and public administration. Her work experience includes leadership and teaching positions at Helena (Mont.) College, Oglethorpe (Ga.) University and the University of Southern Mississippi.

KPMG LLP has promoted Melissa Jay and Jenna Maurer to audit manager in the firm’s Anchorage office. Jay provides audit services to several types of clients including state government entities, not-for-profit organizations, Alaska native corporations, and private companies. She was raised in Alaska and joined KPMG in 2011 after earning a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah. Maurer’s audit experience includes serving Alaska native corporations, employee benefit plans, not-for-profit organizations, mining, and fisheries. She was born and raised in Alaska and joined KPMG in 2011 upon completing her master’s degree in accounting from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Two University of Alaska graduates recently joined the R&M Consultants Inc. team. Corey Prewett, EIT, CESCL, joined R&M’s Site Development Group in May 2016 as a staff engineer. He provides civil engineering support on site development projects, including schools, universities, harbors and other facilities. His responsibilities include AutoCAD drafting on building sites, including grading and drainage; submittal reviews; specification creation; and report review. Before graduating in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Prewett served as president for the Institute of Transportation Engineers, UAA Chapter and the American Society of Civil Engineers, UAA Chapter. His previous experience includes working as a traffic analyst for the Municipality of Anchorage and as a construction intern for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Since joining R&M, Prewett has been responsible for submittal reviews for the DOT&PF
SWPF Class V Injection Well Closure project, AutoCAD work for different UAA projects, and grading, specification review and AutoCAD drafting for the F-35 Eielson Earth Covered Magazines project. Robert Colles, EIT, CESCL, joined R&M in May 2016 as staff engineer in our Airport Engineering Group and is responsible for providing civil engineering design support for airport and utility projects. Colles previously worked with R&M as an intern in our materials laboratory for the past two summers before being hired full-time after graduation from the University of Fairbanks Alaska with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Since joining R&M full-time, Colles has worked on the Baronoff Booster Station Well Survey project and will be assisting with the Dillingham Runway Rehabilitation Design Services project.

Greg Solomon was promoted to director of marketing and graphic design with Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corp. as of May 23. Solomon started with UIC in March 2015 as the manager of marketing and communications in the Anchorage Calais office with UIC’s Marketing and Communications. As well as assisting with event planning and promotions, networking and media relations, Solomon will also be managing departmental staff and taking a larger role in assisting Senior Director of Marketing and Communications Mario Gamboa with on-going corporate marketing goals. Solomon has more than 20 years of experience in the advertising and marketing fields, and also 15 years in the IT industry. His work has been showcased by companies like, BP Exploration Alaska, Northern Air Cargo, the Alaska Chamber and Providence Alaska Medical Center. Solomon is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. His academic credentials include attendance at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Alaska Anchorage.  As well as, studying the Arts at Incarnate Word College and San Antonio College in Texas.

Updated: 
06/29/2016 - 8:06pm

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