Movers & Shakers 02/02/14



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Price Gregory and CONAM Construction are making the following staffing and organizational changes to better respond to clients needs: Robert “Bob” Stinson has been named senior vice president of Price Gregory International, Alaska Division. Stinson has 38 years of experience in Alaska, primarily with Price Gregory and CONAM Construction, where he has been instrumental in developing both companies’ roles as well-respected, long-term oil & gas/industrial construction companies. Stinson is taking over Price Gregory responsibilities from Dave Matthews who will be retiring in March. In addition to serving the oil and gas sector, he will be introducing a new Industrial Power Division in response to awards of EPC electrical power plant contracts in Alaska and Hawaii. Dale Kissee has been promoted to president of CONAM Construction Co. Kissee is a 38-year veteran in the oil and gas industry, with more than 34 years spent with the Price Gregory and CONAM companies in Alaska. Supporting Kissee are Bill Binford, CONAM’s North Slope Area manager and Mike Sheppard, CONAM’s Cook Inlet Area manager. Kenneth Yockey, P.E., has joined Price Gregory International, Alaska Division as its oil and gas construction manager.  Yockey has more than 20 years of experience as a senior corporate manager on construction projects throughout the State of Alaska, including extensive experience with the development of the North Slope oil fields.

William “Bill” D. Falsey has joined Sedor, Wendlant, Evans and Filippi LLC as a member of the firm. Falsey recently returned to Anchorage from Washington, D.C., where he worked in private practice and served as an administration appointee in the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management. Prior to leaving Alaska, Falsey clerked for the Alaska Supreme Court and served on the boards of a number of civil organizations.  His practice will focus on civil litigation, administrative proceedings, and regulatory matters. Falsey received his juris doctor from Yale Law School, and is a graduate of Stanford University and Dimond High School.

Amy Cook has joined Totem Ocean Trailer Express as Fairbanks manager. Cook brings more than 10 years of shipping and logistics experience in Alaska. She most recently developed and managed commercial accounts in the oil and gas, mining and construction sectors at Carlile Transportation Systems. Before that, she was the Director of Northern Air Cargo’s Fairbanks Terminal. Cook received her bachelor’s degree in English from Lehigh University where she was a member of the cross country and track teams. Her interest in transportation and logistics started when load planning and managing helispots as a wildland firefighter for the Alaska Fire Service.

Molly Marler has joined the Associated General Contractors of Alaska as the assistant executive director effective Jan. 6, 2014. Marler comes to AGC from American Fast Freight where she was a transportation consultant responsible for growing and maintaining a significant account base of customers needing freight solutions to move goods and materials from the lower 48 to and throughout the state of Alaska. Marler has been connected with AGC staff and very active in the events for many years and was awarded the prestigious Stan Smith volunteer of the year award at the 2013 AGC dinner dance in November.

Cindy J. Titus, P.E. has joined UMIAQ’s Engineering Department as a civil engineer and will be based in Barrow. Titus is a Colorado State University graduate and a registered Professional Engineer, in civil engineering. Titus’s experience includes 10 years engineering oversight, planning, permitting, design, and construction oversight of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Titus’s recent project experience includes the following projects: Fargo-Moorhead Area Flood Diversion Project in North Dakota, Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks, North Slope Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant in Barrow and the Toolik Research Station Well House and Water Treatment System located in the Brooks Range.

Curtis Thayer was named commissioner for the Department of Administration. Thayer fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Becky Hultberg. Prior to his appointment as commissioner, Thayer served as the deputy commissioner for the Department of Administration, where he was responsible for the Divisions of Administrative Services, General Services, Personnel and Labor Relations, and Motor Vehicles; Enterprise Technology Services; Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission; and the Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission. He currently chairs the Alaska Board of Marine Pilots. Prior to his service with the State of Alaska, Thayer worked for ENSTAR Natural Gas Company, and the Alaska Gas Producers Pipeline Team.

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