Movers & Shakers 03/04/12
Thomas McAleer has joined the Viad’s Travel and Recreation Group as vice president of Alaskan Park Properties Inc. McAleer will be responsible for managing the Denali Backcountry Lodge, Denali Cabins, Denali Backcountry Adventure sightseeing operation, the Anchorage Denali Express Motorcoach Service and Alaska Denali Tours.
Jesse K. Frederick has become a principal Enterprise Engineering Inc. Frederick is a registered professional mechanical engineer who joined EEI in 2004. He has nine years of experience specializing in design and assessment of commercial and military fuel piping systems. Frederick’s expertise is in refined product distribution system design and piping integrity management, with specialization in high-level engineering and analysis of pipelines, including hydraulic performance and transient surge analysis.
Credit Union 1 has made four major promotions: Deborah Casey as the senior vice president of lending, Davina Napier as the vice president of consumer loans, Brian Welch as the member assistance manager and Brody Patton as account recovery manager. Casey has more than 20 years experience, which includes heading CU1’s Member Assistance Department since 1995. Napier, with more than 16 years of lending experience, has spent a majority of her career as the manager and then assistant vice president of consumer lending for CU1. Welch, a CU1 employee for more than 17 years, has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Alaska Anchorage and multiple certifications from both the Alaska Credit Union League and CUNA. Welch was previously CU1’s account recovery manager. Patton, with six years of prior financial institution collection experience, has worked at CU1 since 2009. He has held various positions within the Member Assistance Department, most recently as an account recovery representative.
John Hood and Chad Alonso of AMC Engineers have passed the Construction Specifications Institute’s Certified Document Technologist examination. Certification is awarded to individuals who have advanced knowledge and professional expertise in the preparation and evaluation of specifications and drawings and construction contract administration. Hood is working on the new UAA Sports Arena, Blood Bank of Alaska, UAF Engineering Building and Cordova Community Center. He also providing construction contract administration and commissioning on the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory. Alonso is currently working on the UAA Science Building Remodel, Blood Bank of Alaska, fire alarm replacement for 10 Matanuska-Susitna Borough schools, various ANC term jobs, and the construction contract administration on the McDonald Center Expansion in Eagle River.
The Alaska Workforce Investment Board has recognized instructors from Delta and Fairbanks, and an administrator from Anchorage, for their contributions to career and technical education. Gary Hall of Delta was named Secondary CTE Instructor of the Year, John Plutt of Fairbanks was named Postsecondary CTE Instructor of the Year and Rick Rios of Anchorage was named Secondary CTE Administrator of the Year. Hall has spent more than 30 years in the construction trades industry and teaching. In 2002 he was a driving force in implementing a Construction Trades program at Delta High School. Plutt has been an apprentice and journeyman instructor for Local 375 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee for 13 years. He assists in providing apprentice outreach by attending career fairs and visiting high schools. Rios helped develop two career academies within the school district – the Constructions Academy and Health Career Academy – that are providing more, and better qualified, students interested in two of Alaska’s major industries.
Dr. J. Russell “Russ” Bowman has been promoted to the position of medical director for SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Community Health Care Services. Bowman most recently has been serving as deputy medical director for Community Health Care Services. Bowman, who holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, joined the SEARHC staff in June 2007 when he became the clinical medical director for the Haines Health Center following his transfer from the U.S. Coast Guard to the USPHS Commissioned Corps. Before joining SEARHC, Bowman spent six years as director of the U.S. Coast Guard-Air Station Sitka medical clinic. Bowman also has extensive experience working in emergency medicine, having served as a flight surgeon for 18 years combined with both the U.S. Army National Guard in West Virginia and with the U.S. Coast Guard in Virginia and Alaska. Bowman earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Mo. In August 2007, he earned a master’s degree in health administration degree from the University of Washington and in December 2008 he received his certified physician executive credential. He completed a residency in family medicine at Marshall University and a fellowship in emergency medicine at the Charleston Area Medical Center and West Virginia University.