Movers and Shakers for April 1
Resource Data, a custom software development, geographic information system and IT consulting firm, has hired Andrew Boulton as senior systems engineer at its Anchorage branch. Boulton has his associate’s degree from Grossmont College and his CCNA Certificate and CompTIA Network+ Certificate. He recently relocated to Anchorage from Atlanta. Most recently he worked with IT Infrastructure for Source One Direct/Gemalto.
The Mat-Su Health Foundation hired Andrew Romano as building superintendent responsible for management of the 46,000 square foot multi-tenant facility currently being built by the Mat-Su Health Foundation in Wasilla. Romano is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force with wealth of knowledge in facilities operations and management to the Mat-Su Health Foundation. He also has extensive experience with local nonprofit organizations including Wolverine Academy, North American Outdoor Institute, Beacon Hill and Alaska Youth and Family Network, and he and his wife have served as foster parents in the Mat-Su.
Credit Union 1 promoted Chrissy Bell to chief culture officer. Having most recently served as senior vice president of communications and culture, Bell was originally hired in 2010 as the credit union’s community engagement director. Bell came to the credit union with more than 10 years of experience working in the non-profit community, specializing in fundraising and marketing. She is a lifelong resident of Alaska and University of Alaska Anchorage graduate with a degree in English. In 2016, Bell graduated from Western CUNA Management School with honors, and in 2017 she was recognized among the Alaska Journal of Commerce Top Forty Under 40. During her time as Community Engagement Director for Credit Union 1, Bell helped streamline the credit union’s community outreach efforts and led the charge for record-breaking year-over-year fundraising and volunteerism. These efforts led to a 150 percent increase in community service and fundraising activity at the credit union. Since 2010, Bell has also served as community engagement and education manager (2012), senior communications manager (2013), vice president of communications and culture (2015) and senior vice president of communications and culture (2015).
Northrim Bank announced the hiring of Todd K. Greimann as senior vice president-regional market manager for Southeast Alaska; Mike Dye as vice president-lending branch manager in Soldotna; and Gary Finch as vice president-commercial loan officer in Wasilla. Northrim has also promoted Jason Criqui, senior vice president- commercial loan manager; Adam Baxter, vice president-commercial loan officer; and Kelly McCormack, vice president-commercial loan officer. Greimann joins Northrim Bank with 33 years of experience in banking and the financial industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He began his banking career in the management training program at First National Bank Alaska, eventually becoming a VP and manager of their Homer location. Most recently, he was an executive vice president and head of wealth management at Guaranty Bank and Trust. Dye joins Northrim Bank with 15 years of experience in the financial industry in Alaska. He was most recently the CEO and CFO at Land’s End Acquisition Corp. in Homer. Dye holds a bachelor’s degree in international business administration from Missouri State University. Finch comes to Northrim Bank with 30 years of experience in the financial industry in North Carolina. He has been in Alaska for the past seven years as the CFO at Mat-Su Plastic Surgery in Palmer. Finch holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Criqui has been with Northrim Bank since 2014 and has nearly 20 years of experience in banking throughout Alaska and the Lower 48. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in biology and business. Baxter has been with Northrim Bank since 2014 when he started as a credit analyst. Baxter has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry/biochemistry from UAF and an MBA from UAF. McCormack has been with Northrim for more than 10 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.
Dr. Steve Atwater has been selected as executive dean of new Alaska College of Education at the University of Alaska Southeast effective July 1. He will have direct administrative responsibility for education programs at UAS along with statewide responsibility for enhancing coordination and alignment of all UA education programs and expanding partnerships with K-12 districts and education leaders across the state. Atwater earned his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Alaska. He began his Alaska career as a teacher in predominantly Alaska Native communities in western Alaska, and went on to become superintendent at both Lake and Peninsula School District and at Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. He was recognized as Alaska’s Superintendent of the Year in 2013. Most recently he has served as Interim Dean of the UAF School of Education.