Movers & Shakers January 21, 2001

Photo Courtesy of Ryan Air
movershakers.jpg Jack McCann has joined Center 4 Interior Design as a business development supervisor specializing in furniture procurement opportunities. McCann has seven years experience in office systems furniture sales and marketing in Alaska. Center 4 Interior Design has hired Melissa McMillan as an interior designer. McMillan has three years experience with interior design and space planning for commercial and residential clients.

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous has hired Nancy Perry as communications manager. Perry has experience in event planning and marketing. Perry’s responsibilities range from media relations and advertising, to parade coordination and the recycling campaign.

Tom Calla, a staff member of Bezek-Durst-Seiser, is now a registered architect in the state of Alaska. Calla is also a registered architect in Louisiana and earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Louisiana State University. Calla has been employed by the architectural and planning firm since 1998.

Anita Foster has been appointed marketing officer at Northrim Bank. Foster is responsible for managing the bank’s marketing research, product tracking and the management customer information file program. Foster’s other responsibilities include product promotion, direct mail and sales communications. Erika Bills was promoted to financial sales officer. Bills recently transferred to Northrim’s Wasilla branch. Bills joined the bank in 1995. Cris Parrocha was promoted to financial sales officer at the Midtown Financial Center. Parrocha has more than 10 years experience in banking and has been at Northrim since 1999. Kerry Cole Madden has been hired as financial sales officer at the SouthSide Financial Center. Madden has 13 years financial experience. Shanna Lankford was promoted to assistant branch manager at the Huffman branch. Lankford, joining Northrim in 1995, has more than eight years banking experience.

Don Wilson has qualified as a member of the 2000 Chairman’s Council of New York Life Insurance Co. Wilson ranked in the top 3 percent of New York Life’s 6,500 active U.S. agents based on 1999-2000 sales performance. Wilson of Anchorage has been a New York Life agent since 1964. Leona B. Baldwin and Lon Wilson have qualified as members of the 2000 President’s Council of New York Life Insurance Co., ranking in the top 6 percent for sales performances. Baldwin has been an agent with New York Life since 1979. Wilson became an agent with New York Life in 1988 following completion of a one-year training. Kap-Sun Enders has qualified as a member of the company’s 2000 Executive’s Council. Enders has been a New York Life agent since 1994.

Gov. Tony Knowles has presented the State Medal for Heroism to Timothy Eldridge and Billy Luce of Anchorage, Gene Snell of Shishmaref and Rick Siangco of Juneau. The four residents were awarded one of the state’s highest honors for valorous or heroic actions performed in the saving of a life.

Richard Sanchis, owner of Arctic Roadrunner Restaurants, has been chosen Lord Trapper for Fur Rendezvous 2001. Oro Stewart, owner of Stewart’s Photo, has been chosen Lady Trapper. Sanchis and Stewart, as Fur Rondy Royalty, will act as goodwill ambassadors at this year’s events.

Belinda Wallace has joined Dynamic Properties as a sales associate. Wallace has been a full-time real estate agent for five years. Wallace also represents Discovery Homes and its new construction.

Robert Sackerson has joined Wedbush Morgan Securities Inc. as an investment executive in the firm’s Anchorage office. Sackerson was previously employed as a financial advisor at PaineWebber. Dean Rickerson recently joined Wedbush Morgan Securities Inc.’s Anchorage office as an investment executive. Rickerson has been in the securities industry since 1984 and has worked as a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch.

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