Movers & Shakers 11/17/13

Tammy GrayBrad KeiferLigia Lutan

Tammy Gray and Brad Kiefer have been hired at Northrim Bank and Ligia Lutan has been promoted to assistant vice president. Gray has been hired as assistant vice president, branch manager at Northrim Bank’s West Anchorage Branch. Her career in banking has spanned 25 years and she specialized in business and real estate lending and was most recently at Key Bank in Eagle River. Kiefer has been hired as a vice president, commercial lender. He joins Northrim Bank with 10 years in banking as a commercial loan officer and 14 years as a licensed insurance agent. Kiefer has an associate’s degree in Insurance Service and commercial lending diploma from the American Bankers Association. Lutan has been promoted to assistant vice president, construction loan administrative officer. She has been with Northrim Bank for more than nine years. She spent one year with Credit Administration and has been with Construction Lending for the past eight years. She holds a bachelor of laws from the University of Bucharest. Lutan completed the American Bankers Association national commercial lending program and received Northrim Bank’s Customer Service First Award in 2012.

The Anchorage Board of REALTORS has awarded the following honors: Judy Rosenberg of Jack White Real Estate was recognized as the REALTOR of the Year. A life-long Alaskan, Rosenberg has served her profession as chair of the Professional Standards Committee, and is the immediate past-president of Alaska MLS. Bev Rude of Alaska Multiple Listing Service was awarded the REALTOR Affiliate of the Year. Born in Alaska, Rude has been with Alaska MLS for 10 years and serves as business development and operations manager. Officers of the Anchorage Board of REALTORS for 2014 are: President Mike Rasmussen, Rasmussen Properties; President-elect Ron Day, Keller Williams Realty; Secretary-treasurer Mark Masley, RE/MAX Dynamic Properties; Past-president D’Ette Owen, Keller Williams Realty. Directors for 2014 are: Laura Dufour, RE/MAX Dynamic Properties; Erin Eker, Jack White Real Estate; Debbie Higbee, RE/MAX Dynamic Properties; Cody Keim, RE/MAX Dynamic Properties; Eva Loken, Jack White Real Estate; Debbie Mumma, Keller Williams Realty; Scott Myers, Jack White Real Estate; and Denny Wood, Keller Williams Realty.

The Alaska Chamber named Nicole Schuh Alaska Business Week program director in October. Prior to joining the Chamber, Schuh worked at the Alaska Aviation Museum as operations manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and a master’s degree in science in recreation from the University of Idaho. ABW gives high school students hands-on learning opportunities that explore their leadership skills and future career choices, while learning about the world of business. ABW simulates a business environment, immersing students in scenarios faced daily by business owners. Students are broken up into different “companies” which compete against each other. A team of business executives works directly with students throughout the week, advising and coaching each company in its pursuit of a winning strategy.

Dr. Elliot Bruhl is the new medical director at SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka as of Sept. 30. Bruhl worked at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital for eight years, from 1998 to 2006. He was a physician and medical director for Sitka’s Mountainside Family Healthcare in 2007-08. When he returned to SEARHC in 2009, Bruhl worked as a family physician and served as Chief of Services Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital. Bruhl earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, and completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Bruhl also holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., and a master’s degree in hydrology from the University of Idaho School of Mines in Moscow.

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium added three providers to the Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau. Dr. Matt Taintor, MD, is not new to SEARHC, but has made the move from the SEARHC S’áxt’ Hít Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka to ELMC in Juneau. Taintor’s specialties are pediatrics and internal medicine and will be filling a six-month vacancy as the clinic’s new pediatrician. Taintor earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and he completed a combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency at the University of Utah. He also holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn. Before he completed medical school, Dr. Taintor lived in Juneau where he worked with Juneau Youth Services and spent time as a fly-fishing guide. SEARHC also added two new physicians to the organization: Dr. Jessica Porter and Dr. Keegan Jackson. Porter’s specialty is family medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of California Davis where also did her family medicine and obstetrics residencies. SEARHC can now offer cesarean sections to patients that require it in Juneau instead of referring to a private practice physician in town. Jackson’s specialty is also family medicine and she earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Mich. She did her residency with Duluth Family Medicine Residency in Duluth, Minn. Jackson’s medical interests are geriatric medicine, women’s health and preventative medicine.

The Alaska Railroad Corp. named Chief Mechanical Officer Doug Engebretson as chief operating officer, a position left vacant when former COO Bill O’Leary was promoted to president and CEO on Nov. 1. Engebretson’s promotion was effective Nov. 8. A third-generation railroader with more than three decades of railroading experience, Engebretson joined the Alaska Railroad in 1984, just as the federally owned railroad was preparing to be purchased by the State of Alaska. Engebretson has extensive expertise with the mechanical aspect of train operations, beginning with his certification as a carman (railcar mechanic) in 1980, following a three-year apprenticeship at the Burlington Northern Railroad in Montana. After five years with BN from 1977-1982, Engebretson moved to Fairbanks and the following year joined the Alaska Railroad as a journeyman carman. Engebretson’s was promoted to Fairbanks Terminal supervisor in 1986. In 1990, he transferred to Anchorage to become car operations manager, a position he held until 2006. He also served as mechanical capital project manager from 2001-02. In 2006, Engebretson joined the senior management team as director of mechanical maintenance, and at the beginning of 2010, he was named CMO.

Updated: 
11/14/2013 - 7:51am

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