Movers and Shakers for Aug. 5
Calista Corp. added Noelle Kompkoff in the legal department and Russ Slaten in corporate communications. Kompkoff arrives at Calista as associate counsel with more than 10 years of experience in Alaska Native law and corporate law. Prior to joining Calista, Kompkoff worked as in-house counsel for The Tatitlek Corp. She earned her juris doctor from Willamette University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Western Washington University. Slaten joins Calista as the communications coordinator with more than 10 years of communications experience in journalism, marketing and public relations. At Calista, he creates content for web and print, coordinates media coverage, and assists in creating the communications calendar. Slaten was most recently serving as the communications manager at Catholic Social Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communications from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Ahtna Inc. announced several new hires and promotions within its subsidiaries. Greg Jarrell joins Ahtna Engineering Services Inc. with 21 years of professional business management and project execution experience throughout Alaska. As the new Alaska regional director, Jarrell will manage all Alaska business operations for AES and its subsidiaries, Ahtna Environmental Inc., and Ahtna Global LLC. Jarrell earned his master’s degree in geologic engineering from South Dakota’s School of Mines and Technology and his bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Montana in Missoula. Lori Kropidlowski, CPSM, CPS/CAP, has been promoted to business development manager at Ahtna Environmental Inc. Kropidlowski has 26 years of experience in business development and marketing and is a certified professional services marketer through the Society of Marketing Professional Services. Ahtna Global LLC added Jeremy Blei, PE, to the role of senior program manager responsible for overseeing the firm’s extensive portfolio of work with the Federal Aviation Administration. Blei’s professional background includes 20 years of professional engineering and consulting experience, primarily in Alaska. He has managed and delivered all phases of environmental remediation projects including initial site design, remedial investigation, treatability and feasibility studies, O&M, and remedial action/construction. Born and raised in Alaska, Blei earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage. In addition, there are two promotions within Ahtna Global LLC. After four years of successfully managing construction programs at Ahtna, Ron DesGranges has been promoted to director of construction. DesGranges has 19 years of project management, construction, and estimating experience for a wide array of both horizontal and vertical construction projects in Alaska. He has supervised a multitude of large and small projects with annual budgets of up to $500 million. Daniel Caldwell has been promoted to construction manager and estimator. Caldwell has 21 years of construction experience where he has managed major mixed-use commercial, civil, environmental, and infrastructure development projects throughout local and remote areas of Alaska, the contiguous United States, and Canada requiring logistics management expertise.
Credit Union 1 hired Chad Bostick as its new chief financial officer. Bostick joins Credit Union 1 with 10 years of experience in the credit union industry, specifically within the Alaska Credit Union League. He previously served as the CFO and audit manager at Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union, and before joining the Alaska credit union movement, Bostick was an audit and assurance professional at Deloitte LLP in Minneapolis. Bostick has earned the credit union industry designations of certified innovation executive from the Credit Union Executive Society, certified enterprise risk management expert from Credit Union National Association, and certified credit union investment professional from CUNA. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota and holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree with an emphasis in accounting. He is also currently pursuing an MBA from USD.
Credit Union 1 promoted Cassie Magwire to Member Services Support manager at its headquarters in Anchorage. Magwire was initially hired in December 2006 as a teller at CU1’s Eagle River Branch. Since then she has also held the positions of senior teller, member service representative, assistant branch manager, branch manager of CU1’s Downtown Branch, Abbott Branch and most recently DeBarr Branch. CU1 promoted Anna Phommalinh to branch manager of its DeBarr Branch in Anchorage. Phommalinh, who was hired by Credit Union 1 in 2011, has previously served as teller, senior teller, member service officer, accountant and member service supervisor. Prior to her promotion, she held the position of assistant branch manager at the credit union’s DeBarr Branch.
Brandon Ousley was hired as CEO of Anchorage Fracture &Orthopedic Clinic. He has nearly a decade of experience in healthcare administration and serving patients. Ousley previously headed the administration at a private primary care practice, which saw massive expansion in the services and care provided to patients during his tenure. Before graduating from Alaska Pacific University with an MBA in health services, Ousley began his work in healthcare as a pharmaceutical sales executive. After earning his degree, he worked as a systems analyst at Providence Alaska Medical Center, later moving on to work in executive healthcare management for the next seven years. Ousley joins Anchorage Fracture &Orthopedic Clinic after five years as the CEO of Medical Park Family Care in Anchorage.