Movers & Shakers 4/21/13
Heather Savery has joined Homer, Alaska-based Maritime Helicopters, Inc. as the organization’s accounting manager. Her background includes almost 15 years of accounting experience working for public accounting, not-for-profit, government defense contracting, and privately owned companies, most recently in the Washington, D.C. area.
Gregory Galik is the new Board Chairman for the World Trade Center Alaska Board of Directors. Galik’s appointment follows the resignation and completion of term by past Board Chairman Rick Pollock. Galik is a veteran of the board, having originally joined the organization in 2001. His business, Alaska Brands Group, is an exporter of glacial water to markets in North America, Asia and Europe. Galik is a true Alaskan, who grew up on homesteads in McGrath and Fairbanks. He is a graduate of Alaska Pacific University, with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. He is a recent University of Alaska Alumni of the Year Award holder in entrepreneurship and business.
The Department of Law announced that James Scott will replace Dave Brower as Juneau district attorney. Scott is currently an assistant district attorney in the Ketchikan District Attorney’s Office. He has worked for the department in that capacity since 1999. Prior to that, he worked in Illinois as a prosecutor and in private practice. Brower will retire from state service effective April 30. Brower has been with the Department of Law for nearly 22 years, working in both the criminal and civil divisions. He also worked for the state as an officer in the Department of Corrections.
R&M CONSULTANTS, INC., or R&M, has added four staff members to its Anchorage office. John Daley, PE joined R&M in January 2013 as a senior project engineer in the Waterfront Engineering Group. Daley has 20 years of experience in project management, engineering design, construction, and inspection. He has managed and participated in a wide variety of civil and waterfront projects including roadways, water and wastewater pipelines, docks, harbors, and breakwaters, including Seward D Float Harbor, Homer Port System 5 Improvements and Kodiak Ferry Terminal and Dock Improvements. Daley holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Coastal and Marine) and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is a professional engineer registered in Alaska and Washington. Former R&M employee Marc Frutiger, PE moved back to Alaska and rejoined R&M as a project engineer in the Surface Transportation Group in February 2013, after working abroad for a few years. Marc has eight years of experience in civil engineering. He has worked on surface transportation and utility projects in Alaska, Wyoming, and Switzerland. Frutiger has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He is a professional civil engineer registered in Alaska and Wyoming. Abe Schmidt joined R&M in January 2013 as a geologist in the Earth Sciences Department. Schmidt’s previous experience includes geological, botanical, and ecological research, as well as mining operations inspections. Prior to joining R&M, he spent several summers as an intern for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. At R&M, Schmidt has worked on the Bethel Youth Facility and DOT&PF Statewide Materials Site Inventory, Site Inspections and Geological Investigations. He holds a joint Bachelor of Science in Geosciences from University of Montana/University of College Cork. Janek Wierzbicki, PE joined R&M’s Surface Transportation Group as a project engineer in November 2012. Originally from Alaska, Wierzbicki recently returned to Anchorage from Toronto, Canada. He has more than nine years of experience in civil engineering. Wierzbicki holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and is currently working on his Master of Science in Civil Engineering. He is a professional civil engineer registered in Alaska and Utah.