Movers & Shakers 07/13/14



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Harry W. Need IV has been hired as the director of gift planning for the University of Alaska Foundation. Need joins UA with seven years of development experience, most recently as a development officer responsible for facilitating major gifts to the University of Alaska Anchorage’s College of Arts and Sciences. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2001, completed Leadership Anchorage in 2008, and earned an MPA with dual emphases in policy analysis and public management from UAA in 2013. He earned a fundraising executive certification through CFRE International in 2013 and was recognized as a “Top Forty under 40” professional by the AK Journal of Commerce in 2014.

Latosha Frye  has bee promoted to chief financial officer for Northrim BanCorp. effective May 16. Frye takes over from Joe Schierhorn, who has served as CFO since 2001. He will devote his time to being the chief operating officer for Northrim Bank. Frye has been with Northrim Bank since 2006 when she was hired as assistant vice president, lead accountant for financial reporting. She was promoted to assistant controller in 2008 and in 2009 was promoted to vice president, controller of financial reporting. Before joining Northrim Bank, Frye was with KPMG LLP where she was a senior audit associate. Frye holds a masters of accountancy and bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana. She is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking and has earned the Wharton Leadership Certificate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Frye is a certified public accountant with the State of Alaska.

Northrim Bank hired of Allen Hippler as vice president, construction loan officer and promoted Barb Ervin to vice president, core applications group manager. Allen joins Northrim from Faulkner Walsh Constructors, where he was the chief financial officer. He has more than 12 years of experience in the banking and financial industry after starting his career at First National Bank Alaska. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Dallas. Ervin was within the Information Technology Department. She has been with Northrim Bank for more than 12 years and has more than 30 years of experience in banking and investments. She was most recently the vp, branch administration manager at Northrim. She attended the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wis., graduating in 2012. She was the winner of the 2006 Northrim Bank President’s Award.

MacNamara (Mac) Shoulders recently joined URS as a biologist with more than 30 years of experience specializing in managing interdisciplinary environmental programs, designing field studies and permitting for oil and gas, and other civil projects. He has broad experience in permitting projects in Alaska and an in-depth knowledge of state and federal regulations including: National Environmental Policy Act, ESA, Marine Mammals Protection Act, Migratory Bird Species Act, State of Alaska Fish and Game regulations, and State of Alaska Water Quality regulations. As a major component of these projects, Shoulders has conducted scoping, permitting and project management, and compliance management with Alaskan communities and regulatory agencies. He also has experience as a project manager for ensuring environmental compliance during large civil construction projects.

Jolene John has been hired as the new U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development Alaska West Area Manager effective July 14. The West Area covers the Lake and Peninsula Borough; Bristol Bay Borough; Dillingham census area; Bethel and Wade-Hampton census areas; Nome census area; and the Northwest Arctic Borough. John comes from the village of Toksook Bay/Nunakauyaq, on Nelson Island, a member of the Nunakauyarmiut Tribe and grew up as a Yup’ik speaker. She attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks earning a bachelor’s degree in rural development, with an emphasis in community organization and service. Jolene also completed a Kellogg Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Health under the School of Business, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Gavin Graham has been named a Wells Fargo Anchorage small business specialist based at the Benson Boulevard location in Midtown. Graham joined Wells Fargo in October 2013 as a management trainee. He has three years of financial services experience in Alaska. Graham, a South Anchorage High School graduate, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University in Indiana. Upon college graduation, he served as an intern conducting research for Anchorage Economic Development Corp.

Jacqueline Dailey of Juneau was recently elected president of the Rural Alaska Community Action Program Inc. board of directors. Dailey, representing the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood, will serve her first term as RurAL CAP’s board president. She previously served as the secretary/treasurer on the RurAL CAP board. Steve Longley of Nome continues to serve as vice president and Margaret Roberts of Kodiak was elected secretary/treasurer.

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