Movers & Shakers February 25, 2001
Keith A. Laufer and Joseph N. Levesque have become members of the law firm Foster Pepper Rubini & Reeves. Laufer focuses his practice on corporate and real estate law. Laufer previously served as financial and legal affairs manager for the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and as an assistant attorney general for the State of Alaska. Levesque focuses his practice on general municipal law and litigation. Levesque previously served as borough attorney for the North Slope Borough.
Napoleon Ebro has been appointed engineer/checker for HCI Steel Building Systems’ West Coast operations that include Alaska. Ebro, who has relocated from a 12-year assignment in Saudi Arabia, has 20 years experience in both pre-engineered steel buildings and structural steel.
Rob Recine has been chosen managing partner of the Alaska general office of New York Life Insurance Co. Recine, a chartered life underwriter and a chartered financial consultant, is New York Life’s top executive in Alaska overseeing 55 agents and nine support staff. Recine joined New York Life in 1994.
Christopher Lease has joined the Fairbanks office of USKH Inc. as a computer-aided drafting design technician. Lease received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Kent State University in Ohio. Evelyn Rousso recently joined USKH Inc. as a project architect working primarily in the firm’s Juneau office. Rousso is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Rousso’s previous projects included the Skagway Air Terminal, the Alaska National Guard Armory in Juneau and renovations at Valley Park School in Ketchikan.
John Layton, payment systems manager at Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union, has received the Accredited Automated Clearing House Professional designation from the National Automated Clearing House Association. To earn the designation, Layton passed tests demonstrating knowledge of managing electronic payment services, appropriate federal regulations, the association’s rules and regulations as well as required technical skills.
The Alaska Rural Electric Co-op Association has appointed Britt Sandberg insurance underwriter. Sandberg has more than 16 years experience in the insurance industry and previously served as a workers’ compensation underwriter II with Fremont Compensation Insurance Group in Anchorage.
Catholic Social Services has hired Gene Faulk as the agency’s special events coordinator. Faulk primarily will focus on developing fund-raising events to support CSS programs. Faulk has more than 10 years of experience in marketing and coordinating community events. Michael Saville joins the agency as its director of finance. Saville served 18 years as administrator of finance and operations for Hope Community Resources and most recently as accounting manager for Assets Inc. Darcy Mollet will serve as Family Pathfinders coordinator for CSS’ Beyond Shelter Program. Mollet will be responsible for recruiting and training community groups to help families transition from welfare to work.
Mikunda, Cottrell & Co. has promoted John McIntyre to senior tax manager. McIntyre is a certified public accountant and a certified specialist in estate planning. McIntyre has been employed by firm since 1996. Steve Elliott has been hired as manager of the small business accounting and consulting department for Mikunda, Cottrell & Co. Elliott is completing the final course of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s master of business administration program.
The Anchorage Concert Association board of directors has appointed Ruth Glenn as executive director. Glenn has been with the association since 1989 and has served as deputy director since 1997. Glenn was appointed acting executive director in 2000. Jayson Smart has joined the Anchorage Concert Association as marketing director. Smart previously managed the University of Alaska Anchorage Concert Program and UAA’s Conference and Casting Services. Lisa J. Moore has been promoted to business and events director. Moore previously served as office manager. Lainie Dreas has been promoted to education and events director. Dreas previously served as events manager.