Movers and Shakers for Jan. 14
Altman Rogers &Co. announced its acquisition of Daniel, Hewko &Tharp CPAs. Effective Jan. 1, the newly combined firms will continue to be known as Altman Rogers &Co. Founded in 1991, Altman Rogers has been providing audit, tax planning and preparation services, accounting, and management advisory services to State and Local Governments, School districts, Non-profits organizations, Native corporations and individuals. Established in 1981, Daniel, Hewko &Tharp CPA’s is recognized for its broad range of expertise in all areas of taxation as well as its experience in accounting services and management consulting.
Bruno Kelpsas was appointed to serve as the regional administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration Northwest Arctic Region, effective Jan. 2. As the Northwest Arctic Regional Administrator, Kelpsas will oversee all of GSA’s operations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, including management of federal real estate and information technology. He will also be responsible for an inventory of 508 government-owned or leased buildings, and overseeing approximately 428 employees. Kelpsas has a long record of information technology modernization in both the public and private sectors. He has more than 16 years of global level experience in IT, including blockchain, cybersecurity and cloud technologies. Kelpsas received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Ross Timm, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined Stantec in its Anchorage office. He has more than a dozen years of in-state industry experience serving both public and private clients. Timm will provide senior design leadership for a variety of building projects. Since joining Stantec, Timm has focused on health care facility renovations, commercial multi-family residential and Alaska Court System building envelope upgrades. He has project experience across Alaska from Anchorage to the Aleutians and the North Slope. His experience includes projects of a variety of scopes and sizes, including schools, fire stations, Federal Aviation Administration and medical office buildings. In addition to his Alaska experience, Timm has worked on projects in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. Timm is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED Accredited Professional. He earned a master’s degree from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University.