Movers & Shakers 06/02/13
Nancy Dahlstrom has been selected as the new executive director for Serve Alaska, the state’s service corporation in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service. Serve Alaska includes the AmeriCorps programs and its sub-grantees who operate throughout the state with volunteers who help students learn to read, mentor at-risk youth, provide health services, build homes for low-income families, and help nonprofits recruit volunteers. Recently the director of Gov. Sean Parnell’s Anchorage office, Dahlstrom also served as special assistant on issues pertaining to the Departments of Revenue and Military and Veteran’s Affairs.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski has added Allison Nyholm to her legislative team in Washington, D.C Nyholm will focus on appropriations, transportation and aviation matters — particularly those unique to Alaska’s skies. Raised in Soldotna, Nyholm joins Murkowski’s office after working on Alaska-specific policies for the better part of a decade, including five years for the State of Alaska as the associate director for the Office of the Governor in Washington, D.C., where she directed the state’s federal appropriations process. Nyholm will serve as Murkowski’s legislative assistant responsible for appropriations, surface transportation, aviation and water project infrastructure. She is a graduate of the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, and received her master’s degree in public policy and master’s degree in business administration from the George Washington University and University of North Carolina respectively. Nyholm is also an FAA certified private pilot.
MSI Communications has hired Amy Guse as account manager and Bryan Meshke as web director. Born in Anchorage and schooled in Kentucky, Guse’s career spans more than a decade of public relations and marketing in x. She managed the national PR account for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and has overseen significant accounts such as Providence Health and Services Alaska, the Alaska Marine Highway System, AT&T, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. and Era Alaska. Meshke has spent nearly a decade at local ad agencies, where he designed and developed sites for NANA, Bristol Bay Native Corp., Matanuska Telephone Association and the Anchorage Economic Development Corp., among others. Before coming to MSI Communications, Mashke ran his own company, ten6design, providing web design and development to Alaska businesses and other designers. Raised in Seattle, Bryan has lived in Alaska for 15 years. He Has two bachelor’s degrees, one in business administration and another in fine arts.
Stoel Rives LLP attorneys James E. Torgerson, Joseph J. Perkins, Jr. and Tina Grovier of the firm’s Anchorage office have been selected as leading U.S. lawyers by independent legal research team Chambers and Partners. Torgerson and Perkins are ranked in the Band 1 level for Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries, and Litigation: General Commercial respectively. Grovier is ranked Band 2 in the area of Natural Resources & Regulated Industries. The Anchorage office also received recognition as being among the best in Alaska in the areas of general commercial litigation and environment, natural resources and regulated industries.
Attorneys Thomas M. Daniel, Eric B. Fjelstad, Bradford G. Keithley and Michael E. Kreger in the Anchorage office of Perkins Coie have been selected as leading U.S. lawyers by independent legal research team Chambers and Partners. Daniel, Fjelstad and Kreger were named to the Band 1 level for, Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries, and Construction fields, respectively. Keithley was named to Band 2 for Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries. The Alaska office of Perkins Coie was ranked in Band 1 for Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries, and in Labor and Employment. It received a Band 3 ranking for General Commercial Litigation.