Movers and Shakers for Dec. 10
Northrim Bank hired Ervin Hetemi as small business lender and promoted Micah Scott to associate vice president, BSA (Bank Secrecy Act) and Deposit Compliance manager. Hetemi joins Northrim Bank with nearly 10 years of experience in banking. He has worked for various financial institutions in Alaska, including positions in the branch and business development. Hetemi is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Scott has been with Northrim Bank since 2006, where she has worked in retail banking in operations and sales and joined the Compliance Department in 2013.
The Alaska Support Industry Alliance board of directors approved executive committee members at its November meeting. Three incumbents were reelected to the board: Adam Crum with Northern Industrial Training; Wyche Ford with Fluor; Ben Schoffmann with Kakivik Asset Management and CCI Industrial. Reed Christensen with Dowland-Bach, who previously served on the board, was elected for another term. Greg Miller with Cruz Companies, Dave Myers with Alaska Crane, and Scott Odell with Halliburton were elected to fill out the remaining three seats. All directors elected will serve a three-year term. Ford will serve as Alliance board president for 2017-18. The remainder of the Executive Committee is as follows: Patrick Walsh, NW Consulting, vice president of government affairs; Tom Walsh, Petrotechnical Resources Alaska, vice president of industry relations; Schoffmann, Kakivik Asset Management &CCI Industrial, vice president of public affairs; Genevieve Schok, Flowline Alaska, secretary/membership chair; Cathy Duxbury, Udelhoven Oilfield System Services, treasurer; Scott Davis, Davis Block &Concrete, at-large.
Rep. Don Young hired Murphy McCollough to serve as press secretary and spokesman in his Washington, D.C., office. Murphy, a Texas native who most recently worked as deputy press secretary for Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, arrives following the departure of Matthew Shuckerow, who recently left to serve as deputy communication director for Sen. Dan Sullivan. Prior to moving to Washington, Murphy worked as a legislative aide in the Texas State Legislature. Murphy is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is currently completing her master’s in strategic public relations from George Washington University.
Credit Union 1 hired Joseph Martin as its new BSA (Bank Secrecy Act) manager. Prior to joining Credit Union 1, Martin managed complex anti-money laundering investigations in order to mitigate reputational and compliance risk. He also conducted sanctions and illicit finance investigation as a certified anti-money laundering specialist with counter-terrorist finance designations, and he has helped build and enhance due diligence investigations for top-tier financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. Martin will also oversee compliance with the U.S. sanctions programs that are administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the US Department of the Treasury. Martin served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and he holds his master’s degree in Middle East studies with a bachelor’s degree in international studies, minoring in Arabic.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game honored the 2018 Advisory Committee Excellence in Service Award winners recognizing outstanding contributions in service to communities, fish and wildlife, and regulatory process by Fish and Game Advisory Committee members across the state. The 2018 awardees are: James Charles, Lower Kuskokwim AC; Raymond Oney, Coastal Lower Yukon AC; Don Quarberg, Delta AC; Barbara Carlson, Stony-Holitna AC; Tim McDonough, Upper Lynn Canal AC.
Coffman Engineers hired Rob Wasserman, SE, PE, for the Structural Engineering Department as a senior project manager, and Natsuko Ito as an administrative assistant. Wasserman is a registered civil engineer and structural engineer in Alaska with more than a decade of professional experience working on petroleum facilities and refineries, structural engineering and design and construction management projects throughout Alaska, Washington, California, Utah and Wyoming. Ito was born and raised in Alaska and graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing. Ito has worked in a variety of industries that included guiding visitors in Alaska’s Arctic, working road construction on the Dalton Highway, and managing a small acupuncture clinic in Anchorage.
Quintillion has named Timothy Leybold as chief financial officer. Leybold began his career as a CPA with an international accounting firm and holds an MBA in finance. He has more than 25 years of financial leadership experience and was previously CFO for Till Capital Ltd., ICO Global Communications, Port Blakely Cos., and RLC Industries. Quintillion has completed the Alaska portion of its international Quintillion Subsea Cable System, which went live Dec. 1, bringing high speed internet capacity to the northern Alaska communities of Utqiagavik, Wainwright, Point Hope, Nome and Kotzebue. The system has been servicing the oil and gas industry in Prudhoe Bay and Deadhorse since April 2017.