Julie M. Morman has been named the new senior vice president and chief operating officer for Doyon Ltd., the regional Native corporation for Interior Alaska. Morman was previously the general manager for 3M’s United States Atlantic and Pacific Branches serving Alaska, Guam, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Since 1995, Morman worked in various engineering and management capacities for 3M. Morman holds a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University in chemical engineering and a master’s of business administration from the University of Minnesota. She is the founder of Smart Girls Rock!, serves on several boards including Society of Women Engineers, Dimond Engineering Academy, Montana State University College of Engineering Advisory board, and volunteers her time with Junior Achievement.
The Alaska Center for Ear, Nose and Throat, a group medical practice in Anchorage, announced the additions of Staci Johnson and Jennifer Lemert as advanced nurse practitioners, and Loduska Schook and Elise Blomfield as new registered nurses at Faces, ACENT’s medical spa and laser center. Johnson earned a master’s degree in nursing from Allen College in 2008. After working in an ICU, cardiac catheterization lab and labor/delivery, she spent two years as a traveling registered nurse. Over the past five years Johnson has practiced at the Anchorage Women’s Clinic, and has been an instructor to nurse practitioner students at the University of Alaska Anchorage and Ball State. Lemert graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing at Baltimore in 1991. She spent five years working in surgical oncology at the National Institutes of Health, and in emergency departments as temporary nursing staff. After graduating from Georgetown University with a Master of Science as a family nurse practitioner, she has since worked in orthopedic, urgent care, emergency department and otorhinolaryngology/facial plastic specialty areas. Schook earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgia Southern University in 2003. She began her career in emergency medicine, later transitioning to critical care as a flight nurse after moving to Alaska in 2009. She became a certified emergency nurse in 2012 and is currently an advanced cardiovascular life support, pediatric life support and basic life support instructor. Blomfield comes to ACENT with a diverse background, having experience in real estate and hospitality in addition to nursing.Born and raised in Anchorage, she graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing with a bachelor’s in nursing and minor in psychology. Blomfield has also studied Botox and filler techniques at the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The NAACP Anchorage installed new officers Jan. 10. Officers installed were: Wanda V. Laws, President; Kevin McGee, 1st Vice President, Michael Bronson, 2nd Vice President, Dexter Antoine, Treasurer; Darrell Hess, Assistant Treasurer; Andrea Antoine, Secretary, and Ashleigh Gaines, Assistant Secretary. Members-at-large are: Joseph Guidry, John Youmans, Virginia Lee-Anderson, Celeste Hodge, Cal Williams, Donna Brooks, Hattie Gardner, Simon Brown, Rev. William Greene, Rev. Jesse Mitchell, Rev. Darryl Huff, Alicia Stewart, James Jackson, Valarie Henderson-Smith, Edward Wesley and Tony Nakazawa.
Karen Griffin joins The Alaska Community Foundation as chief financial officer. Griffin’s diverse professional background encompasses private industry accounting in the fields of petroleum, agriculture and law. In addition, Griffin has volunteered with multiple nonprofit organizations providing accounting and financial support, including time spent serving meals in shelters, providing school supplies, clothing, holiday meals and gifts to families in need.
Keith Torrance has joined UIC UMIAQ as an associate environmental geologist within the newly-formed Environmental Division. Torrance is a Certified Professional Geologist, a Chartered Geologist, a European Geologist, and an Environmental Professional for environmental site assessment. He has a diverse background that includes work on mining and remediation projects throughout Alaska, North America and Europe over a career spanning 25 years. A native of Scotland, Torrance has worked in the United States since 1989 and has been an Alaska resident since 2010. He has a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Glasgow, a master’s degree in environmental engineering and was awarded a Ph.D. in 2012 for research on the mobility of arsenic and other toxic metals in surface water impacted by mine sites in Alaska. He is also a part-time Adjunct Professor within the geology department at the University of Alaska, Anchorage where he teaches environmental geology
UIC Design, Plan, Build announced Clayton Arterburn has been named UIC Construction’s general manager. UIC DPB is headquartered in Anchorage and is a subsidiary of Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corp. A life-long resident of Willow, Arterburn holds a bachelor of science in construction management from Central Washington University. Prior to being appointed general manager he has worked for UICC for nine years, most recently as a senior project manager. With more than 23 years of construction industry experience, he began in the field working his way through college as a laborer, operator and carpenter. His portfolio includes large-scale civil, residential, commercial, marine, and industrial projects.
Jerry Evans has joined Explore Fairbanks as public relations manager. Jerry, who was born and raised in Fairbanks, is a 30-year veteran of Fairbanks broadcasting and media, and was recently inducted into The Alaska Broadcaster’s Association Hall of Fame. Prior to his first stint in radio, he spent four years as a military photographic specialist.
Wells Fargo has named Justin Penny and Mark Sabata senior business relationship managers and Jennifer Hile senior treasury specialist for its Alaska Commercial Banking Group. Hile, who has worked for Wells Fargo Alaska for 11 years, began her career with a college internship in the company’s wealth management group. She has served as a personal banker, investment management associate, private banker, and business relationship manager. Hile holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is currently studying to earn the Certified Treasury Professional designation. Penny has been with Wells Fargo for six years. He joined the company as a teller in northern Michigan, and he has served Alaska customers as a mobile personal banker and business relationship manager in Sitka. Most recently, he served as a Global Banking associate based in Seattle. Penny holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Northern Michigan University. Sabata has 11 years of financial services experience, including eight years serving Wells Fargo customers in Alaska and Nebraska. He spent the last four years as a business relationship manager based at Wells Fargo’s Huffman location. He also has served as a store manager in Juneau and personal banker in Nebraska. Sabata earned a master’s degree in business administration from Alaska Pacific University and bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Nebraska.
Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young added Paula Conru to his Washington, D.C., office to serve as executive assistant and scheduler. Conru, a 20-year Alaska resident, comes to Young’s office with years of experience in public policy and community relations in both the public and private sectors. She most recently served as scheduler for former Gov. Sean Parnell’s 2014 reelection campaign. She has previously worked as the executive assistant for Parnell, in addition to serving in the Alaska State Legislature as a legislative aide focused on budget policy and constituent relations. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.
Senator Dan Sullivan today announced additional staff hires for his U.S. Senate offices in Alaska and Washington, D.C. Kathlene Rowell will serve as State Director, Mike Fleagle as Alaska Deputy Chief of Staff, and Paul “Otto” Feather as Senior Advisor for Military and Veterans’ Affairs and Mat-Su Regional Director. Washington, D.C., hires include Peter Henry as Legislative Director, Robyn Engibous as Deputy Chief of Staff, Ryan Ringel as Director of Administration and Technology and Liz Banicki as Assistant to the Chief of Staff. Rowell, of Palmer, previously served as special assistant to Sullivan on his campaign as well as at the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Fleagle, of Anchorage, joins Sullivan’s office from the Municipality of Anchorage, were he served as superintendent. Feather, of Meadow Lakes, is a 31-year veteran, and most recently worked as road manager and veterans outreach coordinator on Sullivan’s campaign. Engibous, of Anchorage, previously served as finance director on Sullivan’s campaign. Henry, of Washington, D.C., most recently served as a professional staff member on the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works focusing on surface transportation issues. Ringel of Alexandria, Va,. joins Sullivan from Sen. Mike Crapo’s (R-Idaho) office. Banicki of Eagle River, most recently served as statewide field director on Sullivan’s campaign. She returns to Capitol Hill after having previously worked in the office of Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young. Banicki is a graduate of the University of Portland, and is a two-time Fulbright Scholarship grantee to Germany and Austria.