Movers & Shakers 2/08/15
Gov. Bill Walker submitted the names of four Alaskans to be appointed to the University of Alaska Board of Regents: Andy Teuber of Kodiak, Sheri Buretta of Anchorage, John Davies of Fairbanks and Lisa Parker of Soldotna. The appointees will replace four current regents whose terms expired Feb. Teuber has served as the chairman and president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium for seven years. He holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Washington, Foster School of Business. Buretta of Anchorage is the chairman of the Chugach Alaska Corp. board of directors. She holds an associate’s degree in accounting from the University of Alaska and an associate’s degree in business from Gulf Coast Community College in Florida. Davies. a former member of the Alaska House of Representatives, has a long career in public service, including 10 years in the Alaska Legislature and seven years on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. For the past 12 years he has worked as a Researcher at the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks, where he carries out research on public policy related to energy efficient building techniques for cold climates. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Reed College, and Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Parker is currently the external affairs and government relations manager for Apache Corp. Parker, a lifelong Alaskan, holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from The American University in Washington, D.C.
The North Star Group announced that Heather Arnett is now the principal advisor for Advocacy, based in Anchorage. Arnett became an NSG associate in January 2014. She served as the CEO of the Association of Alaska Housing Authorities, which advocates nationally and within Alaska, and also was executive director of YWCA Anchorage. Arnett has worked extensively with elected officials and their staff members in Washington, D.C., and Juneau, advocating for job creation, affordable housing, employment training and social improvement programs. She earned a master of public administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Larry Phyfe is the new chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District Environmental and Special Projects Branch. In this position, is responsible for the oversight of all project management planning and execution for environmental, humanitarian assistance, international and interagency support programs in Alaska and the Asia-Pacific region. He is a registered project management professional, contracting officers’ representative and holds an advanced facility engineering certification from the Defense Acquisition University.