Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers for April 23

The Renewable Energy Alaska Project launched the Alaska Network for Energy Education and Employment in March and hired Chris McConnell as director. McConnell joins REAP from Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska where he was responsible for communications and outreach. McConnell draws from a background in writing, teaching and film production.

BOOKWORM SEZ: The Bookworm Sez: Dealing with the office schmuck

Your co-worker is an idiot.

All day long, he’s blah-blah-blah, telling you how great he is, the coolest guy ever. If you’ve done something, he’s done it better. Twice. You’d love it if the boss fired the jerk, but then you’d be short-handed and that’s no good, either.

So read “The Schmuck in My Office” by Jody J. Foster, MD, MBA (with Michelle Joy, MD) and find out a better way of dealing with him.

Movers and Shakers for April 16

Sitnasuak Native Corp. announced the promotion of SNC shareholder Cameron Piscoya as the director of human resources effective March, 26. Piscoya was identified in 2014 to participate in a succession plan to learn all aspects of human resources with the ultimate goal of being promoted to lead the department with the planned retirement of Richard Dyson.

The Bookworm Sez: When good enough is good enough

You know exactly where Monday’s report is.

That, of course, doesn’t mean anybody else could find it. You put that report in a safe place in your office, which is organized to work for you. But is it really organized, or is it just a mess?

Admit it: it’s probably the latter and nobody’s perfect, but with “Organized Enough” by Amanda Sullivan, you might find a perfect solution.

Movers and Shakers for April 9

Christina “Tina” Thibodeaux has left the Alcohol Marijuana Control Office and has joined JDW Counsel’s team where she will assist attorney Jana Weltzin. Thibodeaux worked as a licensing examiner for the State Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office over the past year and a half. During her time at AMCO, she played a major role in the development and implementation of the new marijuana industry license application process and state licensing database, and helped issue the first 65 licenses in the state.

Movers and Shakers for April 2

Movers and Shakers for March 26

Craig Crawford has been named president and chief executive officer of Bristol Bay Native Corp. subsidiary Peak Oilfield Service Company LLC. Crawford joins Peak from CH2M, where he was vice president of Alaska construction for the energy and industry group. He has more than 30 years of experience leading and managing companies and business units in the oil and gas, refinery, petrochemical, and mining industries in the U.S. and overseas, and has held a number of executive level positions for various companies across the U.S.

Movers and Shakers for March 19

KPMG LLP promoted Amber-Rae McCampbell to audit manager in the firm’s Anchorage office. McCampbell, who moved to Alaska five years ago to join KPMG, specializes in providing financial statement and compliance audits for a range of Alaska-based private companies. She earned both undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Montana. She is a CPA, licensed in Alaska.

Movers and Shakers for March 12

RE/MAX Dynamic Properties has added Sara Lindemann and Shawn Rogers to its team. Lindemann came to rural Alaska in the early 1980s, eventually moving to Anchorage. She has worked in the real estate, oil and gas, and medical industries and is pursuing a new career selling real estate. A lifelong Alaskan, Rogers graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage and opened her own business called Putter Wild, an indoor black light miniature golf course in South Anchorage. After five successful years, she sold her business to pursue selling real estate.

Movers and Shakers for March 5

Movers and Shakers for Feb. 19

Kumin, an Anchorage architecture firm, has promoted staff architect Sarah Salazar to the position of associate, making her the youngest associate in Kumin’s 40-year history. She joined Kumin in 2010, relocating from New Mexico, where she served as a project manager for the Air Force, managing large-scale military projects from programming through construction. Salazar is the 2017 President of the Alaska Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and held numerous other executive board positions within AIA Alaska since 2012.

Movers and Shakers for Feb. 12

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Movers & Shakers for Jan. 29

Natalie Cale has joined the law firm Garvey Schubert Barer as an owner based in the firm’s Alaska office. Her primary areas of practice include real estate, business organization, commercial and employment law. Cale has more than 15 years of experience representing corporate clients involved in both litigation and non-litigation matters. Prior to joining Garvey Schubert Barer, Cale was an attorney with Turner and Mede based in Anchorage.

Movers & Shakers for Jan. 22

Lt. Col. Penny Bloedel has been named the new deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District. She assumed duties Jan. 1, 2017. Bloedel manages the Alaska District’s resources, manpower and programs, annually executing military construction, civil works and environmental programs throughout Alaska. She also directs emergency operations during disaster contingencies. She was previously assigned to the 1st Infantry Division from 2011 to 2014 at Fort Riley, Kan.

Movers & Shakers for Jan. 15

Mallory Walser will assume the role of press secretary for the Alaska House Republicans caucus. During the past six years Walser has worked in television news, primarily as a reporter covering crime, court, resource development, and farming. Her career in broadcast began in Minnesota and brought her to Alaska. Originally from Northern California, Walser graduated from California State University Stanislaus with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a minor in journalism.

Movers & Shakers for Jan. 8

Lt. Col. Benjamin Doyle assumed command of the 168th Operations Support Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, on Dec. 28. Doyle assumed command of the squadron after serving in several different roles within the operations group and within the 168th Wing. The operations support squadron encompasses aircrew flight equipment, intelligence, airfield management, host aviation resource management, boom operators, pilots, crew communication, scheduling, and administration support.

Movers & Shakers for Jan. 1

McCool Carlson Green announced Evelyn Rousso, AIA, LEED AP, as the newest member of the design team. Rousso has nearly 30 years of professional architecture experience including a decade of serving as Principal at Northwind Architects in Juneau. She’s also an active member of the American Institute of Architects and has co-chaired two AIA Alaska conferences.

Movers and Shakers for Dec. 25

Paul Yang is the new President/CEO of Credit Union 1. Yang most recently served as CEO of University Credit Union in Los Angeles. Yang brings more than 16 years of experience to his new position as president/CEO of Credit Union 1. Prior to serving in Los Angeles, Yang held the position of CEO at Premier Community Credit Union and EVP at Partner Colorado Credit Union. He has also served as AVP of Information Technology at another credit union.

Movers and Shakers for Dec. 18

Jim Jeffords Jr. assumed responsibility as chief of the Engineering, Construction and Operations Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District in August. In his new position, Jeffords oversees the organization’s engineering, construction and operations activities across Alaska and the Pacific Rim. He also serves on the district’s corporate board and is a member of the Corps’ Pacific Ocean Division Regional Management Board. Jeffords has served with the Corps for about 27 years.

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