Movers & Shakers 02/19/12
Patrick W. Duke has been named the new senior vice president and chief financial officer for Doyon Ltd., the regional Native corporation for Interior Alaska. Duke was previously the CFO at Cook Inlet Region Inc. Prior to that, he spent 13 years working in various financial and accounting roles at Sealaska Corp. in Juneau. Duke is a Sealaska and Ahtna shareholder. Duke holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Gonzaga University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Joanna Reed, traffic records research analyst with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facility’s Alaska Highway Safety Office will join the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals Executive Board in October.
Trina Landlord has been appointed as the new executive director of the Alaska Native Arts Foundation board of directors. Before joining ANAF, Landlord worked as a liaison with the Alaska Humanities Forum. She was the communications coordinator for the Alaska Marketplace, an economic development initiative of the Alaska Federation of Natives modeled after the World Bank Development Marketplace. Her work on Alaskan issues earned her a fellowship at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, with top leaders from across the globe. She has also worked at the former Alaska House, a cultural embassy in New York City. She has worked at the U.S. Department of the Interior in addition to consulting and freelance writing with clients such as Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, First Alaskans Institute and Shell Exploration and Production Co.
Jerry Covey has been named interim president/CEO of the Alaska Humanities Forum. Covey has a long career in public education, leadership development, planning and organizational quality improvement and community service. Covey previously served Alaska as commissioner of education under Gov. Walter Hickel. He also has served on several boards, including two terms on the board of directors of the Alaska Humanities Forum, Alaska Permanent Fund, and D.A.R.E. Alaska. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Alaska Performance Excellence Foundation.
The Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the election and appointments of its 2012 board of directors. Executive officers are: Buzzy Chiu, chair, Bridgewater Hotel; Matt Atkinson, chair elect, Northern Alaska Tour Co.; Terese Kaptur, secretary, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival; Matt Divens, treasurer, HAP Alaska-Yukon; and Suzy Fischer, past chair, Riverboat Discovery and Gold Dredge 8. Board members are: Irene Fuchs Meyer, GoNorth Alaska Travel Center; Angelika Krinner, Arctic Travelers Gift Shop; Robert Hawkins, Alaska Aerofuel; Mok Kumagai, Aurora Borealis Lodge; Mary Richards, All Seasons Bed & Breakfast Inn; June Rogers, Fairbanks Arts Association; Dustin Adams, Regency Fairbanks Hotel; Patricia Silva, Westmark Hotel & Conference Center; Kory Eberhardt, A Taste of Alaska Lodge; Paul Brown, Santa Claus House. Ex-Officio members are: John Davies, Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly representative; and Lloyd Hilling, Fairbanks City Council representative.
Chester D. Gilmore, David A. Monroe and Devin W. Quackenbush have joined the law firm of Clapp Peterson Tiemessen Thorsness & Johnson LLC. A former member, Scott Hendricks Leuning, is also rejoining the firm. Leuning, Gilmore and Quackenbush practice in the Anchorage office. Monroe is in the firm’s Fairbanks office. The firm represents clients statewide and concentrates is practice on the representation of businesses, individuals and professional entities with an emphasis on litigation, representation of professionals, product manufacturers, political entities and employers.
Arctic Slope Regional Corp. Energy Services promoted Joireen Cohen to HSET director. AES also promoted Erick Schmidt to HSET loss prevention manager. For the past 18 months, Cohen was the HSET loss prevention manager. She is a certified Occupational Health and Safety Technologist with more than 20 years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims in the oil and gas and health care industries. Cohen is pursuing a master’s degree in risk management/insurance, has a bachelor’s degree in technology, and an associate’s degree in occupational safety and health. Schmidt has more than 17 years of construction experience, with 11 in the oil and gas industry. He managed the Anchorage Fabrication Facility’s Safety and Health Program since 2008, and in 2011 his responsibilities expanded to include managing the Nikiski Operations’ Safety and Health Program. Schmidt is pursuing a master’s degree in project management, has a bachelor’s degree in technology, and an associate’s degree in occupational safety and health.
Carla Williams was appointed director of quality for ASRC Energy Services Inc. Williams previously served as a quality technical writer and engineering quality manager in her six years with AES, and has more than 30 years of oil and gas industry experience. Williams will manage audits, policies, procedures, performance measures, customer quality, corrective and preventive action programs, and promote ISO 9001:2008 requirements.
Shanna Davidson was named supply chain manager for ASRC Energy Services Inc. Davidson comes to ASRC Energy Services with more than 20 years of experience in contracting, procurement, and supply chain management. Most recently, she held the position of category/PSCM specialist with BP Exploration Alaska. Davidson holds a master certificate in supply chain management from Arizona State University, and degrees in marketing, and in business with a management emphasis from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Kathleen Zinn was hired as business unit manager of Independents for ASRC Energy Services Inc. She has also accepted the chair of the Operations and Maintenance Safety Steering Committee, whose mission is to further AES’s commitment to safety. Zinn comes to AES after serving as the senior director of Valdez operations for Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., where she directed operations and maintenance of the Valdez Marine Terminal and the ship escort/response vessel system with a $120 million annual budget and more than 500 employees and contractors.
Copper Valley Telecom has filled key management positions. Mitch Vieu has been promoted to senior manager for telecom operations and Shilah Butler has been promoted to senior manager for affiliate operations. Vieu will be responsible for all of the company’s wireline operations, telecommunications network, and engineering. Butler will have responsibility for CVT’s affiliate wireless and internet companies, quality control, and plant records. Mark Shorten has been promoted to the Glennallen plant superintendent. Chris Mishmash has assumed the daily management of Copper Valley Wireless facilities and operations in addition to his current responsibilities for the company’s maintenance and purchasing activities. Tabitha Gregory has been promoted to chief customer relations officer. Sheila Reiswig has been promoted to customer service supervisor. Sue Moeller has transferred from Copper Valley’s Customer Service Department to the Engineering Department.