Movers and Shakers for April 30
Blake Phillips joined Alaska Permanent Capital Management as director of institutional sales. Phillips began his career in finance as a research analyst at the global investment bank Fox-Pitt, Kelton (now acquired by Macquarie) in New York City. After five years at FPK, Phillips was recruited by the investment firm Philadelphia Financial Management of San Francisco, where he quickly rose from an analyst to portfolio manager and partner at the fund. Prior to joining Alaska Permanent Capital Management, Blake was also vice president at Oksenholt Asset Management in Oregon. Phillips is a CFA charterholder and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Simon’s Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall hired Ashlee Schneider as the center’s new director of marketing and business development. In her role at Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall, Schneider will lead overall marketing strategies such as event programming, social media, guest services, public relations and advertising. Additionally, she will manage various business functions encompassing tourism, revenue generations, marketing budgets and tenant and partner relationships. Most recently, Schneider was the marketing and sales coordinator at Anchorage Downtown Partnership. Prior to that, Schneider held the position of account coordinator at Anchorage’s Spawn Ideas. Schneider earned two bachelor’s degrees in business administration, one in marketing and the second in management from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
The Mat-Su Health Foundation has promoted Jim Beck to senior program officer and hired Telsche Thiessen as Chickaloon/Sutton community coordinator for the community collaborative project R.O.C.K. Mat-Su (Raising Our Children with Kindness). As senior program officer, Beck takes on new duties, while also continuing to lead the foundation’s Healthy Aging focus area. Beck holds a master’s degree in public administration with a nonprofit management concentration from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Thiessen is working to advance the mission of R.O.C.K. Mat-Su in the Chickaloon/Sutton area. R.O.C.K. Mat-Su is a collaborative project to promote family resilience and reduce child maltreatment. Thiessen has previously held positions in program coordination and administration, and she currently works as a library aide and program coordinator for the Teen Arts and Wellness Program at the Sutton Library. She earned a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from Carleton College.
Resource Data has hired Jonathan White as a project manager/senior analyst to its Anchorage branch. White has a master’s degree in organizational management, a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and his PMP. He has more than 15 years of experience, with a strong background in management, software development and technical process management. Most recently he worked remotely as a project manager for a California company, and prior he worked for several years in different departments for Washington Sate. He recently relocated to Anchorage from his home in Olympia, Wash.
For the third year in a row, GCI’s Tina Pidgeon and Bob Ormberg have been named to the Cablefax 100 list of top influencers in the nationwide cable industry. As general counsel, senior vice president of governmental affairs and chief compliance officer, Pidgeon is a member of GCI’s eight-person executive team and has helped position the company as a leader in the telecommunications industry. Ormberg has more than 30 years of experience in the cable industry and has spent the past 18 years with GCI. He is a board member for the National Cable Television Cooperative and also serves as head of its programming committee. His accomplishments include the launch of many advanced GCI products, growth in GCI’s customer base and spearheading successful negotiations with major companies such as TiVo and Netflix to offer GCI customers new, high-demand services. Pidgeon and Ormberg were awarded spots in the regional section nominations category, announced in the April edition of Cablefax: The Magazine.