Movers and Shakers for May 13
United Fishermen of Alaska has posthumously named Michael Bangs of Petersburg as its Fisherman of the Year for 2018. Bangs was an industry leader in the development of the roe-on-kelp and dive fisheries in Southeast Alaska and former president of the Southeast Alaska Regional Dive Fisheries Association. He had been Chair of the Southeast Regional Subsistence Advisory Council and served on that body since 2003, and also served on the Petersburg Fish and Game Advisory Committee. He passed away at his home in February.
Resource Data Inc., a custom software development, geographic information system and IT consulting firm, has hired Jeremy Frank as a programmer/analyst at its Juneau office. Frank has his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois-Springfield, his master’s degree in library science and information management from Emporia State University, and his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Montana State University. Most recently he worked as a programmer for the State of Alaska, Department of Fish and Game in Juneau.
Alaska Air Group’s board of directors named Max Tidwell vice president of safety and security for Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines. Tidwell was most recently the FAA division manager for Air Carrier Safety Assurance, with offices in Atlanta and Miami. He has held multiple roles at the FAA over his 22-year career, including as manager for Seattle, where he worked with Alaska Airlines. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in aviation management. He is a 30-year veteran of the Air Force and currently serves as command chief for the Washington Air National Guard, providing mission-ready personnel and equipment for a wide array of Department of Defense missions. Tidwell succeeds Tom Nunn who will continue to serve as Alaska Airlines vice president of safety until his retirement in June 2018, capping a 10-year career with the airline.