Movers & Shakers 01/13/13

Tiffany Tutiakoff has been named president of Northwest Strategies, a full-service advertising and public relations agency in Anchorage. She moves into a role that company owner Tim Woolston has served for more than a decade. Woolston continues as CEO. Tutiakoff has served as vice president of account services at NWS for the past four years, overseeing much of the company’s day to day operations account services and managing clients, such as the State of Alaska’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program and the Hotel Captain Cook. Prior to becoming vice president, Tutiakoff held a variety of positions at NWS, learning and growing with the company.  Tutiakoff is an award-winning communications professional and published author with more than a decade of communications and commercial art experience. Of Athabascan and Yup’ik heritage, she has grown up and lived her adult life all over Alaska.

Michael Campbell, manager of SIKU CxA, recently passed the Association of Energy Engineers examination and became a Certified Building Commissioning Professional. The certification covers all aspects of building commissioning, including project scheduling, roles and responsibilities of the project team, new building commissioning, retrofitting and recommissioning of existing buildings, system by system commissioning requirements, testing adjusting and balancing mechanical and electrical systems, including verification formulas and procedures, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, project economic analysis, building code issues, and commissioning tools and technologies. The CBCP certification is one of the international building commissioning certifications recognized by the government to perform these services on government buildings. SIKU CxA is one of four construction companies of UIC Construction Services

Mitchi McNabb has recently joined Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot as an associate attorney in its Anchorage office. McNabb’s practice emphasizes business law. Before joining Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot, she was a law clerk for the Hon. Donald MacDonald IV, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Alaska, and the Hon. James K. Singleton, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. Originally from Alaska, McNabb received her juris doctorate from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in Louisville, Kent., in 2008 and a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco, summa cum laude, in 2003.

Amy Erickson has been selected to fill the position of Director at the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles after outgoing Director Whitney Brewster accepted a position with the Texas DMV in July 2012. Erickson began her job Jan. 7. Before accepting the position of director at the Alaska DMV, Erickson worked as the administrative director for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski in Washington D.C., and Anchorage as a liaison for state and federal issues. She also served as a legislative and committee aide in the Alaska Legislature for several years.

Colin Fay of PDC Inc. Engineers has earned two new specialized certifications. They include his Certified Energy Auditor certification as well as his LEED‐AP Operations and Maintenance (O&M) certification. Fay already held a certification as a LEED‐AP Building Design and Construction accredited professional. Working in PDC’s Anchorage mechanical department, Fay will use these certifications to aid clients in developing sustainable and cost‐effective green building practices and guiding project teams towards achieving their LEED certification goals. Additionally, Fay was recently ranked in the top 20 for the ASHRAE New Faces of Engineering award program.

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