Movers & Shakers 10/05/14
MSI Communications has added account managers Jeremy Hayes and Kari Sellars and audio/visual editor Jamin Conn. Born and raised in Anchorage, Hayes graduated from Service High School. He went on to graduate from UNLV with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business administration with a minor in public relations. Upon graduation, he promptly returned to Alaska and began working in healthcare administration. Since leaving the healthcare industry in 2008, Hayes has worked at advertising and marketing agencies, producing work for some of Alaska’s largest and most respected corporations. Sellars is a lifelong Alaskan with nearly 10 years of experience in tourism marketing and event planning. Prior to joining MSI, she represented the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute working on its national consumer/public relations account. She is a University of Alaska Anchorage graduate in journalism and public communications. Conn comes to MSI from the movie industry, where he worked on TV shows like “Deadliest Catch” and several Hollywood feature films. Born and raised in Wasilla, he has manned a camera in subzero temps on the North Slope and while hanging out of a moving helicopter high above Cook Inlet.
NANA Management Services hired Patrick Lamboy as the vice president of sales. In his new position, Lamboy provides direction and oversight for NMS sales and company-wide business development efforts. With 23 years of sales and sales leadership experience, Lamboy most recently worked as a regional sales director of Sodexo USA. His background includes directing regional and national accounts and reorganizing and developing sales divisions, with a special focus in healthcare technology and pharmaceuticals. Lamboy earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Phoenix.
Joseph Levesque, principal of Levesque Law Group LLC, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Litigation–Municipal and Municipal Law. Levesque has been included in the Best Lawyers publication for at least the past five years and has been providing legal services to Alaskan municipalities for more than 20 years.
The Salvation Army Alaska Division recently welcomed Major Sherry McWhorter as new administrator of the Clitheroe Center. The assignment represents a return to Alaska for the longtime officer, who has more than 20 years’ past professional experience in the state. McWhorter last served in Alaska as the Divisional Social Services Secretary from 2000 to 2008. She also served as Emergency Services Director for The Salvation Army in Fairbanks from 1988 to 1991. She has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, and a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. Most recently, McWhorter served as Divisional Secretary for Social Services at The Salvation Army’s Southern California Division in Long Beach, Calif., from 2009 to 2014. McWhorter has also served three international appointments for The Salvation Army — in Russia, Rwanda, and the Republic of Georgia — experiences that moved her deeply. The Salvation Army Clitheroe Center, which includes an Outpatient office on East 6th Avenue, and a Residential Facility at Point Woronzof, provides affordable, professional treatment services to adults addicted to alcohol or other drugs.
Lisa Gentry has joined KeyBank in Fairbanks as a business banking relationship manager and vice president. In her new role, she is responsible for business development and customer service delivery in Fairbanks. Gentry has more than 15 years of financial service and sales management experience. She is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a former Alaska Journal of Commerce Top Forty Under 40 award recipient and a Leadership Fairbanks graduate. She is currently a member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board, president of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association, and serves on the Downtown Rotary board of directors.
Classic Alaska Trading Co., (Army Navy, Big Ray’s and Mack’s Sports Shop) has hired Lori Ellis as the new corporate sales director. Ellis brings more than 25 years of distinguished experience in business development, team management, corporate relationship management, and retail buying and sales management with such companies as Nordstrom’s and Alaska USA. Lori was also named one of Alaska’s Top 40 under 40 as the Owner/ President of Picadilly Flowers in 2007. Ellis has chosen to promote Brian Hoshiko to assistant corporate sales director. Hoshiko has been with the Army Navy corporate sales department since January 2007. He is currently pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering with the University of Alaska Anchorage. Jonathan Redfearn has been promoted to corporate relations. Redfearn has been with Classic Alaska since February 2008. He has held various positions, including the assistant work wear buyer/ merchandiser, and most recently the assistant boot buyer. He will serve as a point of contact for incoming inquires related to new corporate relationships and will be responsible for preparing and delivering presentations to potential business partner onsite and at trade show forums. Jonathan is pursuing a degree in global logistics management, currently in his second year.