Movers & Shakers 02/01/15
The Wilson Agency President and CEO Lon Wilson has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington. BBB is a non-profit dedicated to advancing marketplace trust by ensuring high ethical standards for businesses. In addition to the BBB, Wilson is chairman of the board for the UBA Board of Directors representing the West region, a board member for the Providence Health and Services Community Ministry Board, a member of the Anchorage Downtown Rotary former Chairman of the Anchorage Economic Development Council. His appointment to the BBB board of directors will last for three years.
Anchorage based Northern Aviation Services recently appointed Dave Squier to chief operating officer of the company. Squier previously held the position of vice president of Cargo Services of Anchorage based subsidiary Northern Air Cargo. In his new capacity Squier will have oversight of cargo and ground operations at both NAC and Honolulu-based subsidiary, Aloha Air Cargo. Northern Air Cargo also recently hired Sami Glascott for the position of chief operating officer. Glascott previously served as director of sales for NAC and formerly president and CEO of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and regulatory affairs manager at the Alaska Oil and Gas Association. Glascott holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage, a Foraker Certificate in non-profit management and a bachelor’s degree in geology from Colorado College.
Bryan Powell has been promoted to middle market relationship manager and vice president with KeyBank in Alaska. Powell has been with KeyBank for 13 years, and has more than 25 years of banking industry experience. During that time, Powell has held positions in retail, operations and commercial banking. At KeyBank, he has been a branch manager and middle market credit underwriter. He attended the University of Alaska Anchorage and Strayer University, majoring in finance.
Michael McCambridge and Olivia Dehner have joined the aeSolutions process safety engineering team in Anchorage. McCambridge joins aeSolutions as a safety instrumented systems specialist, and will be working on designing and optimizing safety instrumented systems critical to the process safety lifecycle. McCambridge graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, has held several internships for local companies, and brings a year of experience as an automation specialist. Dehner joins the company as a process risk management specialist, and will be assisting with the completion of process hazard analysis studies for clients throughout the state. She recently graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and her previous experience includes internships within the process industry.
Marc Luiken has been appointed as commissioner of Department of Transportation. Luiken served as Department of Transportation commissioner from December 2010 to October 2012. Prior to that, he served as the department’s deputy commissioner of aviation from June to December 2010. Luiken currently works as a leadership and performance coach with RLG International, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based company. He has worked with ConocoPhillips on oil production in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Luiken is a retired Air U.S. Air Force colonel, who served as vice commander at Elmendorf Air Force Base from October 2008 to May 2010. Luiken’s military career took him to bases in Hawaii, Florida and Japan.
Gregory Stuckey has been hired as the new U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development Community Programs Director effective Dec. 29. Stationed in the Palmer State Office, Stuckey will provide leadership and oversight to the Community Facilities grant and loan programs for Alaska. Stuckey has extensive experience working with both the rural communities and the federally recognized Tribes in Alaska. He lived and raised his three children for five years in Haines where he had the pleasure of serving as the Tribal Administrator for Chilkoot Indian Association. He then moved his family to Palmer and worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for the next five years as the Administrator Advisor for the Office of Native American Programs. Stuckey attended the University of Texas where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and attended Walden University and earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He is also a certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute.
Karlin Itchoak has been named new chief administrative and legal officer for Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corp. Karlin’s background includes positions such as the judicial law clerk for the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court and the deputy magistrate for the Alaska Court System. In addition, he served as a Tribal law specialist for Kawerak Inc., and as a government specialist for the Department of Commerce. Most recently, Karlin was the Alaska Arctic Rural & Indigenous Program Director for the Institute of the North. Karlin attended Gonzaga Law School in Spokane, Washington. He graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2003.