Movers and Shakers for June 25
Jason Omedelina joined Sitnasuak Native Corp. as land technician on June 5. Omedelina was born and raised in Nome. Omedelina graduated from Nome Beltz in 1996 and attended college at Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash., and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. Prior to joining Sitnasuak, Jason worked with Alaska Airlines over the past 16 years, and continues to work with Alaska Airlines part-time.
Two senior managers have been named to positions in the Alaska Region of the National Park Service. Susanne Fleek-Green will be the new superintendent of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, a four million-acre unit southwest of Anchorage. Christina Caswell will be the new associate regional director for administration, an Anchorage-based position that leads contracting, human resources, budget, concessions and information technology programs. She begins her job in late July. Fleek-Green has served as Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s chief of staff and was previously state director for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich. Caswell, a former Anchorage resident, comes to the NPS from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, where she serves as the assistant regional administrator/administrative officer for OSHA Region 10 in Seattle. Prior to working at OSHA, she served as the chief of strategy and mission support with the Army Corp of Engineers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in workplace learning and organizational development. Fleek-Green’s public service background also includes working for the Municipality of Anchorage in the Office of Economic and Community Development, the United States Senate in Washington, D.C. and as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Department of the Interior. Fleek-Green has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in public policy from the University of California Berkeley.
The Alaska Chamber promoted Ben Mulligan to vice president. A lifelong Alaskan, Mulligan most recently served as the legislative liaison to the Department of Fish and Game under Gov. Sean Parnell. That along with his 12 years of experience in state government made him a perfect fit for the position. Mulligan has been with the Alaska Chamber since January 2017. He attended the University of Wyoming where he received a bachelor’s degree in fisheries biology and he serves as a board member of the Alaska Outdoor Heritage Foundation.
Credit Union 1 promoted Melissa Aningayou to Abbott branch manager in Anchorage. Aningayou was initially hired as a teller I at the Nome branch. She has also held the positions of teller II, teller III, member service representative, member service officer, senior teller II, member service supervisor and assistant branch manager, the position Aningayou held prior to this position.
Angie Kemp was appointed as the new Juneau District Attorney, effective June 19, after the retirement of James Scott. Kemp is a life-long Alaskan who began her career in the Juneau District Attorney’s office as an office assistant. After her second year in law school, she returned as a legal intern. Following her graduation from the Seattle University School of Law in 2008, Kemp joined the Juneau District Attorney’s office as an assistant district attorney. She has prosecuted offenses ranging from residential burglaries to homicides and sexual assaults.