Movers and Shakers for Dec. 25
Paul Yang is the new President/CEO of Credit Union 1. Yang most recently served as CEO of University Credit Union in Los Angeles. Yang brings more than 16 years of experience to his new position as president/CEO of Credit Union 1. Prior to serving in Los Angeles, Yang held the position of CEO at Premier Community Credit Union and EVP at Partner Colorado Credit Union. He has also served as AVP of Information Technology at another credit union. Yang holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from UCLA and an MBA from Regis University with an emphasis in finance and accounting, as well as other professional certifications.
The Alaska Democratic Party announced Jay Parmley as the party’s new executive director effective Feb. 1, 2017. Parmley brings more than a decade of experience working with state party organizations. He served as chair and executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party from 2001-05, and executive director of the South Carolina and North Carolina Democratic parties. He led the Democratic National Committee’s efforts for two years on the ground with the Mississippi Democratic Party at the inception of the national committee’s 50-state strategy. During the 2016 election cycle, he directed the Alaska Democratic Party’s coordinated campaign working with legislative candidates and campaigns. Previously he served as director of a political action committee focused on building the Democratic bench in the South. He got his start in Democratic politics in the 1990s through active participation in the Young Democrats eventually serving as president of the Young Democrats of America. Parmley holds a master of public administration and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma as well as an associates of arts in business administration from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. Parmley will replace Kay Brown, who has been serving as the party’s executive director since 2011.
Resource Data Inc., a custom software development, geographic information system and IT consulting firm, announced three personnel moves. Heather Koyuk was rehired as a programmer/analyst to the Juneau branch. Koyuk just moved back to Juneau from Washington to be closer to family. Heather has more than eight years of experience working as a software engineer/programmer and she previously worked in both the Anchorage and Juneau offices of RDI after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Alaska. RDI hired Conor McCutcheon as a senior systems engineer to the Anchorage branch. McCutcheon has a major in chemistry and a minor in computer science from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. McCutcheon is originally from Anchorage and just returned from the Lower 48 with his family. Most recently McCutcheon worked as a senior network engineer at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. RDI also hired Trevor Evans as a programmer/analyst to the Anchorage branch. Evans most recently worked for GeoNorth in many capacities over the past nine years, most recently as a project manager. Evans has his bachelor’s degree in computer science with a math minor from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Evans has worked on various websites and other project work for companies all around Alaska and specializes in the use of open source technologies (PHP, Ruby on Rails), Adobe ColdFusion, and content management systems such as Drupal. Evans is currently adding .NET/C# to his skillset.