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Global infrastructure firm AECOM has hired Matt Narus to support its Alaska operations as a senior project manager. Narus holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and an executive master’s of business administration degree from the University of Washington. Narus comes to AECOM after most recently working at the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority as a project manager.
Posted Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 12:19 pm
Unalaska City School District’s John Conwell was named Alaska’s 2018 Superintendent of the Year by the Alaska Superintendents Association. Conwell has committed decades of service to the Unalaska City School District, serving 10 years as assistant principal and principal for Unalaska High School, and is currently in his 11th year as the district’s superintendent.
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Stephanie Ann Peevey has joined Denali Federal Credit Union Home Loans department as a mortgage loan originator. Prior to Peevey’s employment with Denali, she worked for both PrimeLending and AlaskaUSA Mortgage. Peevey is an expert in Veterans’ Affairs home financing, having been connected with the military for the past 12 years. In her past 11 years of mortgage experience, Peevey has been a loan originator, a senior loan processor and an operations manager. Peevey also has experience working in the title and new home construction industries.
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Krissi Estrada is the new branch manager at the First National Bank Alaska Parkway Branch in East Anchorage and Stephanie Good was appointed to senior mortgage underwriter and loan officer. Estrada spent the last year managing the Federal Branch in Downtown Anchorage. Good, who has worked in the industry for nearly 14 years, will be based at the bank’s Anchorage corporate headquarters.
Posted Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 12:13 pm
Rebecca Pruitt was promoted to gallery coordinator at The Alutiiq Museum effective July 25. Pruitt will oversee the daily operations of the Alutiiq Museum Store, assist artists and visitors, develop store merchandise and host museum events. Pruitt is a 2012 graduate of Kodiak High School and began work at the Alutiiq Museum in 2014 where she has contributed to everything from collections care and educational outreach to language programming and the museum store.
Posted Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 12:13 pm
An Anchorage company that provides student tutoring services got a visit in December 2015 from police officers delivering bad news: one of the employees was suspected of possessing and distributing child pornography.
The tutor also had allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a teen minor.
The urge to avoid publicity when a bad situation strikes a company may be a perfectly natural response. But that’s not the advice a good public relations company covering its reputation would recommend, said Kristin Helvey.
Posted Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - 12:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — By 2028, a new stadium being built for the Rams and the Chargers will have been beaten up by nearly a decade of NFL games. The seemingly intractable problems of Southern California — traffic and homelessness — might get better or grow worse.
So much can change in 11 years.
Los Angeles’ decision to lock in an Olympic Games to far-off 2028 was praised by city leaders Monday as a deal that offers hundreds of millions of dollars in future benefits. But the longest wait time for any Olympics in the U.S. also comes with the risks of the unknown.
Posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 12:18 pm
Steve Wallace has been appointed as the new Bethel District Attorney, effective July 10, after the retirement of Mike Gray. Wallace began his career in 1982 as a police officer in the City of Kodiak. He went on to serve as a police officer in Barrow and the Village of Wainwright, before becoming an attorney and joining the Department of Law in 1989 as an Assistant District Attorney in Palmer. Since then Wallace has served in Bethel, Anchorage, and, most recently, as the District Attorney in Kodiak.