Movers & Shakers 09/14/14
Mariethez Quezon was promoted to retail sales branch manager at the Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union Minnesota Branch. In this role, she is responsible for managing member service, branch operations, training staff, and working with members on a day to day basis. Prior to assuming this new position, Quezon worked in the Credit Union’s Minnesota Branch as a retail assistant branch manager as well as a senior financial service officer. She brings more than 16 years of financial experience.
Tom Garrett, PE has joined the R&M Consultants Inc. Anchorage office. Garrett joined R&M’s Surface Transportation Group as a senior project engineer in June 2014. He has 15 years of experience in civil engineering design in Alaska, and has spent the last 13 years as a civil and transportation engineer. As a senior project engineer, he has been responsible for publishing design study reports, construction plans, engineering cost estimates and project specifications. He has worked on site development, road reconstruction and resurfacing, grading and drainage plans, retaining wall design, and utility main extension projects. Since joining R&M, he has been working primarily on the Fairview Loop Road Resurfacing project. Garrett has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is a professional civil engineer registered in Alaska.
Marc Frutiger, PE, of R&M Consultants Inc. has passed the Professional Traffic Operations Engineer exam, earning his PTOE certification. The PTOE certification is administered by the Transportation Professional Certification Board, Inc., an autonomous certification body affiliated with the Institute of Transportation Engineers. This certification provides recognition of the requisite knowledge, skill and ability in the specialized application of traffic operations engineering. Frutiger is a project engineer in R&M’s surface transportation group. He has more than nine years of experience in transportation and utility design, in Alaska, Wyoming, and in his native country of Switzerland. An employee of R&M from 2004 to 2008, Marc returned to the R&M team in February 2013. Recent projects he has been involved with include the Seward Highway MPt 100-105 (Indian to Bird Creek) Improvements, Eklutna River Bridge Replacement and the Ketchikan-Mill, Mission and Stedman Streets Reconstruction. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He is a professional civil engineer registered in Alaska and Wyoming.
Wayne Bailey has been promoted to chief lending officer. Alaska USA. Bailey holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Colorado and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He joined Alaska USA 20 years ago as a financial analyst. In his time with Alaska USA, Bailey has risen through the ranks, holding the positions of vice president of financial planning and analysis, senior vice president of financial planning and analysis and chief risk officer.
Lindsey Vorachek has been promoted to the position of process risk management group manager for aeSolutions’ Alaska office. Vorachek graduated from Montana State University with her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and joined aeSolutions in 2011 as a member of the process risk management group. She was responsible for scribing and leading Process Hazard Analysis meetings and managing clients within Alaska.
Sally Marinucci has been appointed as business developer Fairweather LLC. A member of the Edison Chouest Offshore group of companies, Fairweather is a 38-year-old Alaskan company providing remote medical, aviation, logistics and scientific support services to Alaska’s natural resource industry. A native of Anchorage, Marinucci earned a degree in business administration from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Returning to Anchorage in 2013 to pursue a career change in the health care industry, Marinucci accepted an administrative position with the neonatal intensive care unit at Providence Hospital. In May 2014, Marinucci joined Fairweather as business developer.
KeyBank Commercial Banking Relationship Manger Chris Yelverton of Anchorage has graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School. This year’s graduating class consisted of 209 executives representing 29 states, territories and other countries. Ten were from KeyBank. The students attended courses encompassing risk management, financial performance and leadership to gain an executive-level understanding of the business of banking. For 76 years, the prestigious Pacific Coast Banking School has partnered with the University of Washington Graduate School of Business to provide this three-year graduate-level program to more than 10,000 members of the financial services community. Graduates attended a two-week resident session each August on the University of Washington campus, as well as completed seven inter-session written assignments, including an original management thesis.
AGDC announces additions, staff promotions
The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. announced additions to its senior management team and organizational changes to accommodate recently enacted legislation which broadens the corporation’s mission and authority. Senate Bill 138 gave AGDC the primary responsibility for developing the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas export project on the State’s behalf, and retained its responsibility for continuing to advance the in-state alternative, the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project.
• Leslie “Fritz” Krusen has been named vice president, Alaska LNG, with primary technical and project management responsibility for AGDC’s participation in the Alaska LNG export project. Krusen will be joining AGDC following a 36-year career with ConocoPhillips, most recently as chief facilities engineer in their Houston office. He brings 25 years of specific LNG experience to the position, including six years as head engineer at Conoco’s Kenai LNG plant and four years as Project Manager for Alaska Gas Commercialization.
• Bruce Tangeman has joined AGDC as vice president, administration and finance. Tangeman is the former Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Revenue, where among other responsibilities he managed the State’s Tax Division and was integrally involved in Alaska oil and gas tax policy. During the past year, he has been a lead member of the state team negotiating the Alaska LNG project. Tangeman also has worked as chief financial officer for Doyon Utilities, corporate budget officer for the Alaska Railroad Corp. and as a fiscal analyst with the State of Alaska’s Legislative Finance Division.
• Kathy Day has joined AGDC as communications director. Day has more than 25 years of public relations experience in Alaska. She owned her own PR firm for 14 years, was director of public relations at a leading Anchorage-based PR agency for 10 years and is a former television and radio journalist.
• Greg Cashen has joined AGDC as administrative services director. Cashen has more than 15 years of service with the State of Alaska. He was special assistant and assistant commissioner for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, a former executive director of the Alaska Workforce Investment Board and most recently, performance review project manager with the Alaska Division of Legislative Audit.
In conjunction with these new hires, AGDC President Dan Fauske announced the following staff promotions:
• Joe Dubler, formerly corporate vice president and chief financial officer, has been named vice president commercial operations with overall responsibility for business development, commercial operations and gas marketing.
• Frank Richards, P.E., formerly director, pipeline engineering, is now vice president, engineering and program development with overall responsibility for design, engineering, environmental, regulatory, project management and construction planning.
• Miles Baker, formerly director of external affairs and government relations, is now vice president, external affairs and government relations with overall responsibility for corporate communications, public relations, media, stakeholder engagement and government relations.