Movers & Shakers January 14, 2001
Juan Roederer of the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute received the Edward A. Flinn III award at a recent American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. Roederer was selected by his peers from among the 8,500 scientists attending the meeting in recognition of his career of service to the scientific community and for creating the infrastructure needed to address global problems. Roederer, a professor emeritus at the institute, served as its director from 1977 to 1986.
Wade Lundberg has joined Peratrovich, Nottingham & Drage Inc. as a staff engineer. Lundberg has experience in survey and construction management, and previously worked as a project superintendent for South Coast Inc. in Ketichikan.
ASCG Incorporated has hired Bill Cohen, Jim Robar, John Blees, Roy Blain and Ted Meyer. Cohen has joined the firm as a professional land surveyor. Cohen is a registered land surveyor with more than 26 years of experience performing surveying and mapping projects for clients. Robar has joined ASCG’s survey department as a professional land surveyor. Robar has 30 years experience in surveying projects throughout Alaska. Blees was hired as a staff engineer in the transportation group. Blees has four years of design experience working on road, drainage, water and sewer projects in Alaska. Blain is a structural engineer who joined ASCG’s buildings department. Blain is a professional civil engineer with more than 10 years of experience. Meyer will serve as a lead planner for transportation and community planning work. Meyer has 15 years of planning experience and most recently spent five years developing and implementing a village assistance program for Nome.
Gov. Tony Knowles has appointed Gordon Keith director of construction and operations for the central region. Keith, a long-time employee of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, served as chief of highway and aviation construction for the past seven years. Keith, a certified professional engineer, has 30 years experience working on highway and other construction projects for the state.
Connie Borman has joined the Anchorage office of USKH Inc. as a civil engineering intern. Borman, an engineer in training, received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage. James King has joined USKH as a staff civil engineer in training in Anchorage. King is a recent UAA graduate with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Cindi Pannone recently transferred from the firm’s Juneau office to Anchorage. Pannone is a computer-aided drafting design technician and has been with USKH for three years. Stephen Henri has joined the Anchorage office as a staff architect. Henri earned a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Oregon. Gary Hable and Evan Roberts, professional engineers, have joined USKH as senior electrical engineers. Hable has more than 20 years electrical engineering experience and works at the Palmer office. Roberts, who works in the Fairbanks office, has 10 years of experience in electrical engineering.
Cook Inlet Region Inc.’s operator of the tour-packaging company Alaska Heritage Tours, CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp., has appointed Mark Mumm vice president of sales and marketing, Terzah Tippin Poe director of marketing, and Claudia Jeanne Sayles director of sales. Mumm joined the company in May as director and in October became vice president. Mumm most recently was vice president of sales and marketing for American Safari Cruises. Poe recently served as CATC’s advertising manager. Poe has worked in the Alaska media market for years and previously served as media planner for the Nerland Advertising Agency. Sayles most recently worked as district sales manager for Holland America in Portland, Ore. for 12 years. Sayles previously served as district manager of Westmark Hotels and was executive director of the Valdez Convention and Visitor Bureau.