Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers

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

Movers and Shakers for Feb. 5

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.

See who is making their move....

Lots going on this week. Here's a who's who of the movers and shakers in Alaska, for the week ending Dec. 10.

Meet the first B Corps in the state

A good day’s work is about more than simply turning a profit for a couple Alaskan small business owners.

Arctic Solar Ventures in Anchorage and Cordova’s Alaska Glacial Mud Co. are the first Alaska businesses to be certified as Benefit Corporations — B Corps for short.

The B Corp certification is often described as “Fair Trade coffee, but for everything else.” It obligates business leaders to not only focus on running a financially successful company, but also have demonstrable social and environmental benefits.

Kickstarter for functional and fun fashion

FisheWear has a vision to change women’s outdoor wear forever. Founder Linda Leary, who has a long career in logistics, sales and executive leadership in the state, turned her attention to her lifelong passion — fly fishing — when she started the business last year.

New pharmacy offers unique services in Homer

Scotts Family Pharmacy makes its debut in Homer with its soft opening on Thursday, Oct. 6, and plans to offer services currently unavailable elsewhere.

“(Nathan Scott) had an idea he wanted to bring to Homer,” said Gina Scott, Nathan’s wife and business partner. “Customer service is very important and he sees there is a big need for it.”

Better Business Bureau Recognizes Whitfield Benefit Solutions of Anchorage

Whitfield Benefit Solutions of Anchorage is the Alaska winner of the 2016 Better Business Bureau  Torch Awards for Ethics. The five companies named from the Pacific Northwest region were chosen for “meeting BBB’s Standards of Trust and for their dedication to honoring their employees, clients and the community.”

Coulter talks campaign, crisis and Comedy Central at Anchorage event

Ann Coulter, a best-selling author and potential powder keg, depending on which side of the political aisle one sits on, had an entire audience on their feet when she spoke Sept. 17 at the Egan Center in Downtown Anchorage.

UAA Leadership Fellows program kicks off

Ask Professor Emeritus Omer Carey, now 87 years old, what the University of Alaska Anchorage was like when he started in 1973.

Back then, it was small but the municipality was on the verge of rapid expansion thanks to the oil discovery at Prudhoe Bay. Today, about 17,000 UAA alumni live and work in Anchorage with almost 40,000 alumni statewide.


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