Movers & Shakers 03/30/14



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Sathurin Ouannou has joined KeyBank in Alaska as branch manager of the Fairbanks East College Key Center branch. In his new role, he is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as providing financial services, including investments and mortgages, to both small business and consumer clients. He brings to Key more than 13 years of experience in financial services. Sathurin is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston.

Kevin M. Cuddy has joined the Anchorage office of Stoel Rives LLP as Of Counsel in the Litigation Group. Cuddy has experience before state and federal courts in a wide array of general commercial litigation matters, ranging from breach of contract and tort claims to environmental and oil and gas matters to complex insurance disputes. He has also handled mediations and arbitrations in Alaska. Before joining Stoel Rives, Cuddy was with Feldman Orlansky & Sanders in Anchorage and Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude) and Bowdoin College (summa cum laude).

Anchorage Superior Court Judge William F. Morse was appointed presiding judge of the trial courts in the Third Judicial District. The appointment is effective April 15. Judge Morse replaces Presiding Judge Sen K. Tan, who retires on July 1, 2014. Morse was appointed to the Superior Court in Anchorage in 2002. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from Lewis and Clark. He worked as an assistant public defender, assistant attorney general, and associate general counsel for the IBEW Local 1547. For seven years he presided over a therapeutic court, a collaborative program to monitor and assist probationers with alcohol and substance addictions. He presides over the Probationer Accountability with Certain Enforcement court, a multi-agency program designed to provide a rapid response to probationers with alcohol or other substance abuse problems. He has been a member of the Appellate Rules Committee for fifteen years. He is the chair of the Governance Committee of the Lynx project, the court system’s implementation of electronic filing and the transition to an electronic records.

Steve Brown is the new Credit Union 1 vice president of real estate lending. Brown has more than 20 years of financial institution experience. Beginning as a teller, he entered a management training program and spent time in Barrow, Kotzebue, and Nome before beginning his lending career in Anchorage. Initially specializing in consumer lending, he gained experience in home mortgage origination and underwriting before transitioning to small-business lending, commercial and industrial financing, and commercial real estate lending. He has most recently specialized in residential acquisition and development lending, providing tract, subdivision and housing development throughout Anchorage and the Valley.

The Northrim BanCorp Inc. board of directors appointed Karl Hanneman to serve on its board. Hanneman brings to Northrim 33 years of experience in the mining industry in Alaska as a manager, mining engineer, mine operator and entrepreneur. The last three years he has served as general manager for the Livengood Gold Project, a large gold deposit in interior Alaska that has transitioned from the exploration drilling stage and is now proceeding through project design and feasibility study. Formerly he worked for Teck Resources Inc., where he served as director of corporate affairs, and Alaska regional manager for the Pogo Gold project. Currently, he serves as the governor’s appointee to the Alaska Minerals Commission, as a director for the Resource Development Council, a director for the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce and a director for Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. Hanneman earned a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering, graduating magna cum laude, from the University of Alaska and was the recipient of the Joel Wiegert Award for the Outstanding Graduating Senior Male for the class of 1979.

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