NANA Construction LLC has selected Sagen Juliussen to be the company’s new president. Juliussen has worked for NANA Construction since its founding in 2008, most recently as vice president of business development. Juliussen brings more than 28 years of experience to the position, including work as a vice president, owner representative, contractor and craftsman. He has been involved in many major projects in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation and mining industries. At NANA Construction, Juliussen supervised the company’s Big Lake fabrication complex and its work for Teck Alaska at the Red Dog Mine. Before joining NANA, he was a contractor for the ConocoPhillips capital projects group. Juliussen previously worked for CH2M HILL Alaska/VECO where he was responsible for estimating, schedule and proposal development for fabrication and field construction projects. He served as a general foreman, directly supervising craft personnel in the fabrication and shipping of hundreds of truckable modules.
Crowley’s petroleum distribution group in Alaska has appointed Tom “TC” Craig as general manager, Southeast Alaska, and charged him with leadership of a new business group created by the recent acquisitions of local fuel distributors Anderes Oil in Ketchikan and Taku Oil Sales in Juneau. The company has also named Jim Fowler as sales manager, Southeast Alaska, and Tom Erickson as operations manager, Southeast Alaska. Both Fowler and Erickson will report to Craig and all three will be based in Ketchikan. Craig served Anderes Oil as controller for 13 years and also handled the company’s human resources duties. His experience prior to Anderes Oil includes 10 years with Construction Machinery Inc. as the Ketchikan branch manager and later vice president of operations for the Pacific Northwest. Fowler spent seven years with Anderes Oil as operations manager where he was responsible for sales, marketing and public relations, inventory management and training. He also held marketing responsibilities for SYSCO Food of Seattle and Tongass Freight Service and was the merchandising director for Williams Inc. in Ketchikan. Erickson spent 35 years with Anderes Oil including the last 17 years as plant manager where he provided acquisition support; planning and implementation of plant upgrades and maintenance; facility security and day-to-day management of plant employees.
WHPacific, Inc. is announced the addition of Nathan Bosch as environmental scientist I to the company’s Anchorage office. Bosch has a bachelor’s degree in geography from Calvin College and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in environmental science at Alaska Pacific University. Previous to WHPacific, Bosch was a research assistant at Alaska Pacific University, a psychiatric treatment counselor at Alaska Children’s Services, a gas meter reader at Energy West, and special education classroom assistant for Great Falls Public Schools. He has also conducted research and performed hydrologic fieldwork for the Alaska Pacific University Eklutna Glacier Project.
Susan Cushing was reappointed to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Cushing, of Homer, previously worked as a behavior health aide for the Seldovia Village Tribe and as a child care development coordinator for Chugachmiut Head Start. Now retired, Cushing is active in her community and has previously served on the Homer Council on the Arts, Homer Foundation City Grants Review Board, and the South Peninsula Hospital Board. She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Claremont Colleges and the University of San Francisco.
Michelle O’Brien was appointed to the Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission. O’Brien, of Ketchikan, is the producer of local television for KPU CommVision. She actively serves the community as a member of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Board of Education, Alliance for Community Media Northwest, Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce, First City Rotary, and First City Homeless Services. O’Brien is the recipient of multiple “Best of the Northwest Awards” for community involvement, empowerment, and best documentary. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hillsdale College.
Doug Veltre and Jonathon Ross were reappointed to the Alaska Historical Commission. Veltre, of Anchorage, is a professor emeritus of anthropology with University of Alaska Anchorage, where he has taught full time for 33 years. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Arctic Institute of North America, the Alaska Anthropological Association, and the Alaska Historical Society. Ross, of Anchorage, is president and consultant for Tsiltan Management Group and Language Insights Ltd. He currently serves as a member for Kahtnuht’ana Development Corp., Salmatof Native Association, and is the chair for Cook Inlet Native Head Start. Ross is the former president and CEO of the Alaska Native Heritage Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and counseling from Toccoa Falls College.
Bob Purvis and Barbara Neeson were appointed to the State Vocational Rehabilitation Committee. Purvis, of Sitka, is the owner of Low Vision Tech Support, providing technology and computer access training for low-vision individuals. He is a retired professor for the University of Alaska Southeast and a former substitute teacher for the Sitka School District. Purvis is a member and chair of Southeast Alaska Independent Living. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education from Western Washington University, a master’s degree in counseling from Seattle University, and a doctorate from the University of Texas. Neeson, of Anchorage, is a parent navigator for Stone Soup Group. She previously worked as a disabilities specialist for Kids’ Corps Inc. Head Start, and was the director for Clare House and Beyond Shelter. Neeson serves on the board of directors for NeighborWorks Anchorage, and is a member of the Anchorage Community Homeless Coalition and the Parent Teacher Association Bring the Kids Home Board.
Nancy Norman was reappointed to the Education Commission of the States. Norman, of Juneau, is a former teacher with more than 30 years of classroom experience in both regular and special education. She has taught in all grades, mostly in Alaskan communities. Norman currently works as a private education consultant, helping superintendents, principals, and teachers improve student learning. She served as a senior presenter for the Alaska Staff Development Network; conducted professional development for school districts throughout Alaska, the Lower 48, and overseas; taught at the university level; and presented at numerous state and national conferences. Norman is the recipient of several national and state awards, including Alaska’s Teacher of the Year, the U.S. Department of Education Christa McAuliffe Fellowship, the Milken National Educator Award, and the Alaska PTA Outstanding Educator Award.
Adele Daniels was appointed to the State Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. Daniels, of Eagle River, is a school liaison officer for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. She serves as the military liaison for the Anchorage School District and the Anchorage School Business Partnership Advisory Board. Daniels is also a parent-to-parent program sponsor for the Military Child Education Coalition. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Columbus State University and is pursuing a master’s degree in career and technical education.