Movers & Shakers 08/03/14



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Wells Fargo has named Patti Bozzo as Alaska commercial real estate lending manager and Claire Hoffman senior commercial real estate industry specialist. Bozzo leads a team of five commercial real estate industry specialists and business associates focused on meeting the specialized financial needs of Alaska developers and contractors. Bozzo has been with Wells Fargo for 24 years, joining the company as a teller in Northern California. For the last 13 years she has worked as a business relationship manager and commercial real estate industry specialist. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University in Sacramento. Hoffman has been with Wells Fargo for nine years, serving Alaska customers in Anchorage, Homer, and most recently in Fairbanks as a business relationship manager. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and she is a graduate of the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce’s leadership program.

The Society for Marketing Professional Services Alaska Chapter recently awarded two 2014 Build Business Conference Grants to Leah Boltz of Bettisworth North Architects and Planners Inc. and Monica Bradbury of Dowl HKM. Both recipients received $500 to assist in attending the 2014 Build Business Conference. Boltz is the director of marketing and business development for Bettisworth North Architects and Planners Inc. She has nine years of experience in marketing and business development for the architectural, engineering and construction industry and has been an active member of SMPS Alaska since its inception in 2011. Bradbury is the Alaska North Pacific Division Marketing Manager for Dowl HKM and has more than 10 years of experience in marketing and business development.

Michael Corey was appointed to the Anchorage Superior Court. Corey, of Anchorage, has been an Alaska resident for more than 34 years, and has practiced law for 28 years. He has been in private practice since 1985, first with Wuestenfeld & Corey LLC, and most recently, since 2013, at Jermain, Dunnagan, & Owens PC. Corey is a member of the American Bar Association, Anchorage Bar Association, Alaska Bar Association, and past member of the Alaska Bar Ethics Committee. He received a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Colorado and a juris doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Tux Seims has recently joined URS Corp. as an environmental and infrastructure intern. Seims is currently en route to receiving his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has experience in ocean mariculture, assisting with building/designing structures based on coastal needs, and water sampling. His current duties at URS include supporting engineering efforts, Donlin transportation analysis, supporting marketing pursuits, and construction management support.

Former Mat-Su Regional Medical Center board member Craig Thorn was recently selected as the 2014 recipient of the Bert Hall Award for Commitment to the Health of the Community, and Mat-Su Health Foundation board member Benjamin Olmedo received international recognition with his selection for a 2014 REAL Award. The Bert Hall Award is presented annually by the Mat-Su Health Foundation board of directors to an individual who consistently exemplifies commitment to improving the health and wellness of people in the Mat-Su Borough. Thorn was a board member and later board chair of Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, and he served in that role until he recently resigned to pursue other interests. He previously served on the Mat-Su Health Foundation board of directors, where he also was elected chair. Thorn is a lifelong Alaskan with a long history of community service, including as past president of the Palmer Chamber of Commerce and the Palmer Rotary Club, and as a board member of United Way of Mat-Su. The REAL Awards program was created by Save the Children and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition to celebrate the contributions of healthcare workers who save lives every day around the world. Olmedo was one of only 26 awardees in 10 different categories from 13 countries, and he was the only physician assistant recognized. Olmedo, who joined the MSHF board 2013, is a primary care physician assistant with Southcentral Foundation and serves patients at the Chickaloon Village Health Clinic in Chickaloon and the Valley Native Primary Care Center in Wasilla.  He is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of captain and served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Naval Commendation Medal for contributions made during operations in Afghanistan.

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