Movers & Shakers 02/23/14



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Bob Shake has joined Denali Alaskan as the organization’s chief lending officer, where he is responsible for all lending activity within the credit union, to include indirect lending, member business lending, mortgage loans, and the VISA department, as well as loan control and loan collections. Prior to joining Denali Alaskan, Shake spent more than 20 years in senior management positions at various Alaska financial institutions. Shake graduated from West Anchorage High School, and completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Colorado College.

Four vacancies have been filled on the 15-member Bureau of Land Management Alaska Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land management issues. Kathryn Martin of Glennallen was appointed to represent transportation and rights of way interests. E. Barrett Ristroph of Anchorage will represent environmental organization interests. Warren Olson of Anchorage was appointed to represent dispersed recreation. David Brown of Anchorage was reappointed to represent energy and minerals interests on the council. All of the appointments are for three years.

Credit Union 1 Administrative Services Manager Josh Gildersleeve has been promoted to a member of the senior management team. As a member of the Senior Management team, Gildersleeve will contribute to the development and implementation of short and long-term credit union goals and objectives. He will continue to oversee all aspects of Credit Union 1 facilities, ensuring smooth and efficient operations of purchasing, building maintenance and supply delivery.

Alena Averyanova recently joined URS as a project administrator with five years of experience in finance, accounting, and administrative functions. In her role as project administrator, Averyanova supports the organization in daily operations of special projects.

The University of Alaska Foundation added five Alaskans to its board of trustees and elected five officers at its December 2013 annual meeting. New officers in 2014 are: Susan Anderson of Anchorage, president and CEO of The CIRI Foundation, was elected chair, while Jim Johnsen of Fairbanks, senior vice-president of human resources and process transformation with Alaska Communications, was elected vice chair. Karen Polley, owner of Stone Soup Alaska Designs in Juneau, was elected secretary. Officers will serve in their respective positions until November 2015. Trustees elected to serve through 2016 are: Cynthia Cartledge of Anchorage, shareholder of Wohlforth, Brecht, Cartledge & Brooking APC; Linda Hulbert of Fairbanks, agent for New York Life Insurance; Amy Humphreys of Seattle, Wash., president and CEO of Icicle Seafoods, Inc.; and Cary Keller of Fairbanks, medical director of Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedics Fairbanks.

Eric Fox has been appointed chief operating officer of NANA Management Services. Headquartered in Anchorage, NMS provides integrated support services to public and private clients in the petroleum, health care, education, manufacturing and telecommunications industries in Alaska and the continental U.S. NMS is jointly owned by NANA Development Corp. and Sodexo USA. Fox has been with NMS since 1992, most recently serving as vice president of the Camp Management Services Division, providing strategic oversight for NMS’ remote site and staffing services. A NANA shareholder, Fox began his career with NMS as a security officer on the North Slope. He transferred to NMS’ Camp Services Division in 2004, where he held positions as operations manager and director of operations. During that time he provided oversight for operations at the Arctic Caribou Inn and the Arctic Oilfield Hotel at Prudhoe Bay, as well as operations at Red Dog Mine, the world’s largest zinc mine. In addition, Fox served as the vice president of strategic planning. Fox is a lifelong Alaskan and NANA shareholder who grew up in Fairbanks, Kotzebue and Galena. Fox was awarded NANA Shareholder of the Year in 2012.

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