Movers and Shakers 6/21/12

Gabe Stephan has been named broker for all three of the statewide offices of Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate. Paddy Coan will remain the associate broker in charge for the Wasilla office and Lori Lindquist the associate broker in charge for the Eagle River office. Stephan has more than 30 years of experience in real estate. He grew up working in his family’s real estate company, Polar Realty Inc. and received his real estate license in 1982. In 1986, Stephan became broker and co-owner of their company with his father Pat Stephan. Gabe Stephan later orchestrated a merger with Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate where he worked as sales manager for the Anchorage office since 2000.


Mandi Seethaler of the Alaska Injury Prevention Center has been honored as the 2012 Child Passenger Safety Technician of the Year by the National Child Passenger Safety Board. AIPC hosts the busiest fitting station in Alaska, and Seethaler has personally checked more than 300 child passenger safety seats in her two years as a certified technician. Seethaler received the award at the Lifesavers Conference in Orlando on June 13. Seethaler also received a $500 prize from AAA National.


Margie Brown, president and CEO of CIRI, has been named to the board of directors for Alaska Communications. Brown became president and CEO of CIRI in 2005 after holding several management positions beginning in 1976. During her tenure, CIRI, an Alaska Native regional corporation, has developed a reputation for disciplined growth, with diversified interests in energy development, construction services, environmental services, real estate investment and management, tourism and hospitality, telecommunications, aerospace defense and venture capital investment. In addition, Brown serves on the national board of The Trust for Public Land, the Student Conservation Association and the Alaska Native Heritage Center. She also serves on advisory boards for Alaska Airlines and the University of Alaska Anchorage Honors College. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Oregon and a master’s of business administration from the University of Colorado.


Seven attorneys from Davis Wright Tremaine’s Anchorage office have been recognized as leaders in their fields by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The Anchorage office was also awarded a top ranking in three practice areas. The Anchorage attorneys chosen as leaders in their fields are: Jon S. Dawson (corporate/M&A; litigation: general commercial; real estate); Gregory Fisher (labor and employment); James H. Juliussen (labor and employment); Barbara Simpson Kraft (corporate/M&A; real estate); David W. Oesting (litigation: general commercial); Joseph Reece (corporate/M&A; real estate); Robert K. Stewart (labor and employment). The Anchorage office received top rankings in the following practice areas: corporate/M&A, labor and employment, and real estate.


R&M Consultants Inc. has added three staff members to the Anchorage office. Courtney Rahoi joined the R&M Administration Department as an accounting technician in September 2011. Courtney comes to R&M with five years of experience in accounting and administration. She has a Notary Public certification within the State of Alaska and is also CPR Certified. Courtney is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from the University of Alaska Anchorage. David Pyeatt joined R&M’s Engineering Department as a senior project engineer within the firm’s Surface Transportation Group in October 2011. Pyeatt has more than 14 years of experience in civil engineering, primarily devoted to engineering applications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Pyeatt is a professional civil engineer registered in Alaska, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Since joining R&M, Pyeatt has worked on the Bradley Lake Battle Creek Diversion project, Ketchikan Water Street Viaduct, and Fairview Loop Road Rehabilitation. Christine Gibbs joined R&M as a marketing coordinator in January. She has four years of experience in business-to-business marketing, including strategic planning, graphic design, website design, and public communications. Gibbs has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism a public communications from the University of Alaska Anchorage.


Dr. Michael Acarregui has been named chief medical officer for Providence Health & Services Alaska. Acarregui previously served as executive director of The Children’s Hospital at Providence. Acarregui has more than 25 years of medical, academic and health care administration experience. He came to Providence in 2011 from the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital. During his tenure at the University of Iowa, he led various statewide initiatives, including work in perinatal care and high-risk infant follow-up programs. For more than 10 years he served as medical director for Iowa’s Vermont-Oxford Neonatal Network collaborative. He earned his medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University and trained in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Acarregui holds an executive master’s in business administration from the University of Iowa and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in neonatal-perinatal medicine.

06/21/2012 - 9:53pm