Movers & Shakers 09/11/16
The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute added Dr. Mark Willcox, M.D., to its staff of cardiovascular physicians. Willcox, an electrophysiology specialist with a varied background in cardiovascular disease and rural training, will join AHVI at its main Anchorage office. Willcox received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. He then earned his medical degree and graduated cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2007. He spent the following three years as an internal medicine intern and resident at Georgetown University before becoming the chief internal medicine resident at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Washington, D.C. After completing his residencies, Dr. Willcox traveled to Peru, where he acted as co-founder and medical director of Sacred Valley Health, a community health worker training program dedicated to serving the rural Andean communities of the Sacred Valley in Cusco. Almost a year later, he returned to the United States to complete two fellowships, one in cardiovascular disease and the other in cardiac electrophysiology, at the University of Washington Medical Center. Willcox is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. With the addition of Willcox, the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute expands to a team of 28 specialty cardiologists. The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute operates six locations across the state.
Ophelia Faumuina and Rhoda Frei were recently appointed First National Bank Alaska branch managers by the bank’s board of directors. Faumuina is the new branch manager at the North Star Branch on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, while Frei takes over as branch manager of the Northern Lights Branch in West Anchorage. Faumuina first joined First National as a teller in 2003 Faumuina also worked in escrow servicing and in the central vault. Frei joined First National in 2000 and worked as a teller, customer service representative and operations supervisor until the appointment to her new position.
Coast Hotels announced the appointment of John Bruce as general manager of Coast International Inn in Anchorage. Bruce brings more than 15 years of hospitality experience to his new position, as he specializes in hotel operations, guest relations and team leadership. Fresh off a nine-year stint in Bellevue, Wash., as assistant general manager of Coast Bellevue, Bruce will continue his Coast tenure as he takes the helm of this property located on the tranquil Lake Hood, in close proximity to the Ted Stevens International Airport. He attended Washington State University.
Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union announced the promotion of Darrell Clark to vice president-marketing. Clark will operate out of the Gillam branch, located at 1417 Gillam Way in Fairbanks. He will oversee all aspects of marketing/advertising for the credit union which includes managing SoAFCU’s youth financial education Program, Spirit of Alaska’s Society of Smart Youth and the 55 and over member Prestige Program. Clark also takes the lead for all community-based services and projects, including the annual Youth Safety Day. Clark grew up in Fairbanks and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks, receiving his double major bachelor’s in 1997. Clark was hired as a television reporter by KTVF-11 in 1998 where he wore many professional hats such as director, morning news anchor, production editor and managing news producer. Clark continues to anchor the nightly news broadcasts for the television station.
Altman, Rogers & Co. announced that Ryan Johns, CPA, MPAcc has re-joined the firm as tax manager. Johns is a licensed CPA by the State of Alaska and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Johns originally joined Altman, Rogers & Co. in 2012. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in professional accounting. He graduated from Western Washington University in 2010.