Movers & Shakers December 23, 2001

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Helen Howarth and George Hieronymus recently were appointed the Rasmuson Foundation’s first program officers. Howarth will oversee grants relating to arts and culture. Howarth previously served as executive director of the Alaska State Council on the Arts and held executive positions with the Sitka Summer Music Festival, the Anchorage Symphony and the Anchorage Concert Association. Hieronymus will oversee grants relating to health and human services. Hieronymus most recently served as executive director at Bean’s Cafe. Nancy Miles was appointed executive assistant for the Rasmuson Foundation. Miles previously served as executive assistant for RM Huhndorf & Co. and for Diane Kaplan & Co. The foundation also appointed Marguerite Lambert as secretary/receptionist. Lambert previously worked as an administrative assistant with the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Peggy Kelly, Anita Dalton, Chris Novak and Jed Weingarten recently attended the National Association of Realtors Conference in Chicago. The four conference attendees are sales associates with Dynamic Properties. About 23,000 real estate agents from around the world attended the conference. The conference provided leading-edge information on services and technology for the real estate industry.

Dennis Sayer has joined DAT/EM Systems as director of marketing and international sales. Sayer previously worked as a graphic arts sales consultant and information technology manager for an Anchorage commercial printing company. Sayer has a background in graphic design, computer information technology and technical sales. Sayer has more than 12 years experience working on various marketing projects and campaigns. Sayer will be responsible for the company’s marketing materials, printing, trade journal and magazine advertising, trade show marketing, Web site development and software sales. Brian Barnes has joined DAT/EM Systems as a hardware engineer. Barnes formerly served as service manager and computer technician for an Anchorage-based computer firm. Barnes has more than six years experience in electronics and computer hardware and has assembled and tested electronics hardware for Honeywell and Packard Bell. Barnes will be responsible for manufacturing and assembling DAT/EM hardware products and services.

Ginny Jacober has opened a residential interior design business, Blue Bear Design, that serves Anchorage, Eagle River and Wasilla. Jacober, an interior designer, has more than 30 years experience and education in the fine arts and design field. Jacober is an associate member of The Interior Design Society.

John Hallinan and Terry Hilton have been recognized by Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta for their efforts to improve aviation and support national security in transportation. Hallinan, Capstone program manager for the Federal Aviation Administration, and Hilton, FAA information resource specialist, were recently presented Meritorious Achievement awards in Washington, D.C. Hallinan spearheaded the Capstone project, a program to provide pilots with more weather and terrain information in the cockpit. Hilton was praised for his work in computer security during preparations for the Year 2000 transition and in meeting the DOT’s strategic goal for information technology. Both employees were nominated by the FAA’s Alaska Region and competed with employees across the nation.

Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP has hired Cindy L. Thomas as an associate in its Anchorage office. Thomas has a background in engineering and focuses on federal American Indian, Alaska Native, municipal, environmental and natural resources law and policy. Thomas most recently was a National Association of Public Interest Law Fellow for the Rural Alaska Community Action Program and Alaska Legal Services Corporation and served as a law clerk for the Native American Rights Fund. Thomas previously worked as the statewide coordinator for the Rural Alaska Sanitation Coalition and was as an environmental engineer for Tanana Chiefs Conference Inc. Thomas is a member of the Alaska Bar Association and its Native Law section.

12/23/2001 - 8:00pm