Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers

Movers & Shakers 09/18/16

Stantec’s Anchorage office recently added four new team members. New employees include Corey Rogers, electrical designer; Jake Alward, civil engineer in training; Riley Bronga, civil engineer in training; and Annamarie Courtright, CAD designer. Rogers brings 15 years of experience to his role as an electrical designer. He has previously worked for design firms in both Fairbanks and Anchorage.

Movers & Shakers 09/11/16

The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute added Dr. Mark Willcox, M.D., to its staff of cardiovascular physicians. Willcox, an electrophysiology specialist with a varied background in cardiovascular disease and rural training, will join AHVI at its main Anchorage office. Willcox received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. He then earned his medical degree and graduated cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2007.

Movers & Shakers 09/04/16

The Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center welcomed Robin Randich as the new sales and marketing manager. Randich will oversee tour operations, marketing efforts and communications for AWCC. Randich adds a strong business background and diverse skill set to the AWCC team. She holds an MBA degree from Alaska Pacific University and an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in business and communications. Randich came to the Wildlife Center from NANA Management Services as marketing manager.

Movers & Shakers 08/28/16

Lt. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach became commander of Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, Alaskan Command and Eleventh Air Force during a change of command ceremony at JBER on Aug 16. Gen. Wilsbach’s previous assignment was as Director of Operations, U.S. Central Command, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. He replaces Lt. Gen. Russell J. Handy, who is retiring after 34 years of service to the U.S. Air Force. Alaskan Command integrates activities of more than 22,000 military members from all services in Alaska as a sub-unified command of U.S. Northern Command.

Movers & Shakers 08/21/16

The Alaska Army National Guard’s 38th Troop Command welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony at Bryant Army Airfield on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Aug 7. Col. Joseph Streff, (middle) commander of the Alaska Army National Guard, presided over the ceremony where Lt. Col. Wayne Don (left) took command of the unit. Don has served more than 22 years in the Army, nine of which were with the Alaska Army National Guard.

Movers & Shakers 08/14/16

Rich Kleinleder of AECOM was selected as a recipient of the 2015 National Marine Fisheries Service Team Member of the Year award. Team Member of the Year award recipients are honored for their outstanding contributions in advancing the NMFS mission. Kleinleder was recognized by his peers in the program management, scientific and technical category. Kleinleder is a senior biologist who has more than 35 years of experience with all aspects of wildlife research throughout Alaska.

Movers & Shakers 08/07/16

Rosemary Timmerman, DNP, RN, a clinical nurse specialist at Providence Alaska Medical Center, has been elected to a three-year term as director on the national board for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Timmerman is a clinical nurse specialist for the Intensive Care Unit, Cardio-Thoracic ICU, Cardiac ICU, and Intermediate Medical Care Unit, and began her board tenure on July 1. The AACN is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world with more than 100,000 members.

Movers & Shakers 07/31/16

Department of Administration Commissioner Sheldon Fisher was appointed to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. Board of Trustees. Fisher will fill a board seat reserved for one of the Governor’s cabinet members. Fisher has more than 20 years of experience in private sector management; most recently as chief operating officer for McKinley Capital Management in Anchorage. Prior to McKinley, he spent 15 years in the telecommunications industry, including six years as senior vice president of sales and marketing at Alaska Communications.

Movers & Shakers 07/24/16

Goldbelt Inc. announced Elliot “Chuck” Wimberly as the president and CEO after serving six months as the interim in that role. Wimberly has served as a senior vice president since 2010 and was Goldbelt’s interim President and CEO in 2011. Wimberly has 10 years of experience as a senior executive with Alaska Native corporations. In his career, Wimberly served as the vice president of corporate development and government relations for the Southern Ute Tribe as part of their GF Private Equity Group in Durango, Colo.

Movers & Shakers 07/17/16

Altman, Rogers & Co. CPAs, announced that Sasha Barcheski has been promoted to audit manager in Anchorage. Barcheski recently received her CPA license from the State of Washington. Her wealth of experience includes working with nonprofit and governmental organizations throughout Alaska. Barcheski graduated from Western Washington University in June of 2011.

Movers & Shakers 07/10/16

Dr. Karen Carey joined the University of Alaska Southeast last week as provost. Carey earned her Ph.D. in school psychology from University of Cincinnati. She comes to UAS from the California State University Channel Islands, in Ventura, where she served as the dean of Arts & Sciences. In that role she was responsible for strategic planning and student learning as well as managing academic programs with more than 200 faculty. As UAS Provost, Dr.

Movers & Shakers 07/03/16

The University of Alaska Anchorage named Denise Runge as dean of UAA’s Community & Technical College. She brings an expertise in community and industry partnerships and more than 25 years of higher education experience to her new role. CTC offers career and technical education programs closely aligned with Alaska’s core industries, including aviation, construction, hospitality, occupational safety, and oil and gas. Runge earned her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Alabama.

Movers & Shakers 06/26/16

Keni Lynn Campbell has been appointed public information officer for the University of Alaska Southeast effective June 17. Campbell replaces Katie Bausler, who will be leaving UAS due to a reorganization of marketing and public relations functions to reduce costs. In addition, Campbell will continue in her role as special assistant to the chancellor.

Movers & Shakers 06/19/16

Communications volunteer Dave Stroh is the 2016 recipient of the American Heart Association’s Communications Award, one of the top honors given to volunteers in the Western States Affiliate, which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Stroh’s award was presented during the AHA’s volunteer awards dinner in Los Angeles on June 6.

Movers & Shakers 06/12/16

Angela Bradford of Northrim Bank has been promoted to assistant vice president, loan compliance assistant manager. Bradford joined Northrim Bank in December 2014 as the loan and CRA compliance associate. She came to Northrim with more than 12 years of experience of branch operations with BBVA Compass in Montgomery, Ala. Bradford has attended the ABA National Compliance School in San Diego, Calif.

Movers & Shakers 06/01/16

The Alaska Trucking Association hosted its annual Truck Driving Championships on May 21 in Anchorage. The first place winners in each division will go on to the national championships.

5 Axle Day Cab: 1st, Todd Wheeler, American Fast Freight; 2nd Jesse Walker; Sourdough; 3rd, Anyelo Vasquez, Carlile.

3 Axle: 1st, Muku Afusia, Fed Ex; 2nd, Danile Baker, Carlile; 3rd, Alan Marshall, American Fast Freight.

Straight Truck: 1st, Doug Rickel, Fed Ex; 2nd, Vincent Cochran; 3rd, Rebecca Nelson, Fed Ex.

Movers & Shakers 05/29/16

Carven Scott has been named director of the NOAA National Weather Service’s Alaska Region in Anchorage. He started his new assignment on May 15. Beginning in December 2007, Carven served as chief of the environmental and scientific services division at the regional headquarters, successfully recasting and developing the division and enabling Alaska Region to meet current, emerging, and evolving mission requirements. In December 2015, he was selected as acting director of the region. Scott has been a National Weather Service employee for over 35 years.

Movers & Shakers 05/22/16

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has appointed six individuals to fill executive positions within the organization. Brian Wolf has been promoted to chief operations officer. Wolf has over 18 years of financial institution experience, with the last three years at Alaska USA. He most recently held the position of executive director, Retail Financial Services. Chad Meadows has been selected for executive director, Retail Financial Services.

Movers & Shakers 05/15/16

Prof. Bruno Kappes, director of the Anchorage Biofeedback Clinic and a 30-plus year University of Alaska Anchorage psychology professor, was recently selected by the University of Alaska Foundation Trustees as the recipient of its most prestigious award: the Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence. Kappes has been a pioneer in delivering psychology courses. He has taught more than 10,000 UAA students since 2000 alone. Aside from Kappes teaching duties, he has presented international lectures on the topic and also is an active researcher.

Movers & Shakers 05/08/16

Mollie Shackleford has been appointed as an architectural business information modeling specialist at McCool Carlson Green. Shackleford graduated from Virginia Tech in 2004 with a bachelor of architecture degree. In 2008 she began to focus on BIM education, eventually teaching Revit with an Autodesk reseller and consulting with architects in BIM implementation. For the past 5 years she has focused in construction technology, having worked for two large general contractors, including DPR Construction.


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