Movers and Shakers for Feb. 25
The Alaska Resource Education board of directors named Ella Ede as the organization’s executive director. Ede comes to ARE with more than 25 years’ experience in Alaska resource industries. She brings experience in mining as well as oil and gas, most recently as stakeholder engagement manager for Statoil Alaska. Ede is a long-time supporter of ARE as a volunteer and board member.
Residential Mortgage has promoted four individuals to the senior management team following President and CEO Roger Aldrich’s retirement at the end of 2017. Steve Aldrich assumed the position of president and chief operating officer, and George Porter has transitioned to the role of CEO. Denise Long filled the newly created senior vice president, chief mortgage operations officer position, and Katrina Ortega is the new senior vice president, underwriting &processing. Aldrich has been at Residential Mortgage since its inception in August 1998, serving as the executive vice president until this promotion. Porter, an Air Force veteran, spent 14 years in public accounting and 12 years in the mortgage business before joining Residential Mortgage in 2004. He previously held the position of chief operating officer at the company. Long has been with Residential Mortgage since 2005 and was previously the senior vice president, underwriting. Ortega will manage the company’s 20-plus underwriters and processors in her new role. She has been with Residential Mortgage since 2001, previously holding the positions of mortgage loan underwriter and processor before being promoted to vice president, processing in 2016.
Architects Alaska announced the promotion of Michael Henricks, AIA, and Steve Henri, AIA, to principal. Henricks received his master’s degree from the University of Washington. He moved to Anchorage and joined Architects Alaska in 2002. Henri received his master’s degree from the University of Oregon. He has more than 18 years of architectural design experience and joined Architects Alaska in 2011.
Ted Mala, formerly with NANA Management Services as the senior director of business development, has joined Dwell Realty, specializing in residential, commercial real estate. He was appointed to the Alaska Board of Pharmacy by Gov. Sean Parnell in 2011. Mala’s family is originally from Alaska and he is a NANA shareholder. He was previously licensed to sell real estate in California.