Movers & Shakers 03/23/14



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Jason Hartz, an experienced environmental litigator, has joined the Anchorage office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Hartz comes to the firm from the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he served as an attorney for seven years, first in Washington, D.C., with the Office of the Solicitor, and then in Anchorage, with the Office of the Regional Solicitor. At DOI, he developed significant experience in water rights and navigability matters, quiet title actions, and Tribal law. Hartz received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Gonzaga University and his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. He clerked with the Hon. Alexander Byrner of the Alaska Supreme Court and with the Oregon Department of Justice.

Andrew DeNittis has joined URS as an IT coordinator with seven years of experience working in the information technology field.  As IT coordinator His technical expertise includes Windows Operating System Environment, computer hardware/software installation and maintenance, LAN/WAN/wireless networking, OSI/TCP/IP/firewalls, and troubleshooting. Previously, DeNittis was employed with CGI as an engineering technician, task manager, and training development specialist.

Alaska Clean Seas has named Ken Linderman as operations manager with responsibility for Arctic onshore and offshore response operations. Linderman has served as the planning and development manager for the last 12 years managing the health, safety, and environmental programs, spill response training, and research and development efforts. His efforts contributed to the significant recent accomplishment of ACS achieving two million hours without a lost time accident. Linderman has been with ACS for 23 years fulfilling various roles and has worked in the oil spill prevention and response industry for more than 30 years. Linderman will make his transition to operations manager in June.

Don Habeger has been appointed as the new deputy commissioner at the Department of Administration, filling a vacancy left by current Commissioner Curtis W. Thayer. He leaves his current post as director of the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing in the Department Commerce, Community and Economic Development held since July 2010. There, Habeger managed an division of 84 employees with an annual budget more than $12 million. Before state service Habeger had extensive experience in government and community relations, having served as director and regional vice president of government relations for a major cruise line. Habeger also worked for Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska, a subsidiary of Southeast Stevedoring Corp., as port manager in Juneau. He moved to Juneau in 1979, after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from North Central University in Minnesota and completed studies in the University of Alaska Southeast’s Masters of Public Administration program.

Rachel Langtry of Credit Union 1 has been promoted to senior vice president of Administration and Communications. Originally hired as a marketing associate in 2005, Langtry has her bachelor’s degree in business marketing and came to the credit union with previous marketing and financial institution experience. Since 2009, Langtry has served as the credit union’s vice president of Marketing and Communications. During her tenure in senior management, her marketing and outreach efforts have resulted in strong growth for the credit union, with membership increasing over 35% in the past four years. In her new role, Langtry will be responsible for the credit union’s overall internal and external communications programs, managing general administration of the credit union in support of executive management, and contributing to the development and implementation of short and long-term goals and objectives.

Tom Panamaroff has been appointed president of Koniag Inc. Panamaroff is Alutiiq and grew up in Kodiak. He is a Koniag shareholder and has served as interim president of Koniag for the past year. He began his career at Koniag in 2000 and has served as corporate affairs manager and vice president, business operations. In 2005, he became president of Koniag Development Corp., a position he held until last year. As president, Panamaroff will split his time between Kodiak and Anchorage and will oversee shareholder relations, regional affairs, and lands and natural resources.

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