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Movers & Shakers 9/13/15

Bering Straits Native Corp. announced the awardees of its 2015 Young Providers Award as Heather Jackson of Shaktoolik and Nick Hanson of Unalakleet. The Young Providers Award honors young people from the BSNC region who contribute on a daily basis to the health and wellbeing of their families, communities and culture. This year, the BSNC Board of Directors has chosen to posthumously honor the late Herbie Nayokpuk and Sinrock Mary by presentation of the awards. Jackson and Hanson will be honored at the 2015 BSNC Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Oct.

Movers & Shakers 9/06/15

ANSEP alums achieve tenure-track positions

Two Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program alumni will make history at the University of Alaska Anchorage as the first tenure-track Alaska Native engineering faculty members. Both Michele Yatchmeneff and Matt Calhoun recently earned their doctorates in engineering and will begin teaching engineering courses during the fall semester of 2015 to develop the next generation of STEM industry professionals in Alaska.

Movers & Shakers 8/30/15

Nina Kemppel is the new president and CEO of the Alaska Community Foundation, and will join ACF in mid-October. Kemppel comes to ACF from serving as president and CEO of the Alaska Humanities Forum since 2012. Before joining the Alaska Humanities Forum, Kemppel was principal at the Coraggio Group, a West Coast strategy and organizational change firm in Portland, Ore. She also spent four years in Boston at a global management-consulting firm, Oliver Wyman, where she worked with several Fortune 500 companies as well as nonprofit organizations.

Movers & Shakers 8/23/15

Cary Deck, a professor of economics at the University of Arkansas and the director of its Behavioral Business Research Laboratory, will serve as the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Rasmuson Chair of Economics for the 2015-16 academic year. Within UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy, Deck will work with faculty to promote research and teaching excellence. He will engage students in the classroom and will advise them on undergraduate research projects.

Movers & Shakers 8/16/15

Marleanna Hall is the new executive director of Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc. Prior to this appointment, Hall was a projects coordinator for RDC, and formerly the Development Director for the Alaska Mineral and Energy Resource Education Fund (now Alaska Resource Education). She previously worked at Tesoro Alaska Company and the Arc of Anchorage. Hall has a bachelor’s degree in business management–administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Movers and Shakers 08/09/15

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Movers & Shakers 8/02/15

Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington announced the 2015 winners of the Alaska Business of the Year Torch Awards: CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp., Alaska Large Business of the Year; The Wilson Agency, Alaska Medium Business of the Year; Hogins Plumbing & Heating, Alaska Small Business of the Year. This year’s Alaska judges included Brenda Hanson, Maureen Haggblom, Archana Mishra and Kevin Turkington.  The Torch Award winners will be honored at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Make it Monday Forum on Aug.

Movers & Shakers 7/26/15

The First National Bank Alaska board of directors recently elected Lucy Mahan to the position of vice chair. A licensed professional counselor with offices in Anchorage and Homer, Mahan resides in Homer where her family fishes commercially. She graduated from Anchorage’s West High and earned degrees from the University of Colorado and Alaska Pacific University. Mahan owns and facilitates Transitional Counseling LLC. She is the sister of bank President and Board Chair Betsy Lawer and daughter of the late D.H.

Movers & Shakers 7/19/15

The following realtors were awarded the Graduate, Realtor Institute, or GRI, designation by the Alaska Association of Realtors on June 19. These realtors were awarded the designation after completing more than 67 hours of classroom instruction and examinations, covering subjects such as contract law, professional standards, sales and marketing, finance and risk reduction. They are: Andrea Gribbin, Jack White Real Estate, Anchorage; David Johnson, RE/MAX Dynamic of the Valley, Wasilla; Yvonne Lee-Kuehn, Lee Realty, LLC, Wasilla.

Movers & Shakers 7/12/15

Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced the names of her second session summer interns made up of recent high school graduates who will work in her Washington, D.C., office from July 6-31.

Movers & Shakers 7/05/15

AECOM announced several personnel moves at its Anchorage office. Tux Seims has joined the office as an engineer in training; Suz Kyzer has joined the office after transferring from the firm’s Seattle operation; Bryan Strong has joined the office as a wetlands biologist; and Dr. Elizabeth Bella has joined the office as a senior ecologist. Seims was an intern at URS Corp. in the summer of 2014, shortly before URS combined with AECOM.

Movers & Shakers 6/28/15

Jason Walsh has been appointed to lead the State Pipeline Coordinator’s Office, effective June 1. Walsh directs the office tasked with developing and maintaining large-diameter oil and gas pipeline right-of-way leases and lease compliance efforts for multiple pipelines, including the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. Walsh, a lifelong Alaskan, has a wide breadth of experience in natural resource management.

Movers & Shakers 6/21/15

Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton of Bauer/Clifton Interiors in Juneau received seven 2014 Interior Design Society Designer of the Year Awards on May 20 in Fort Myers, Fla. For the designed spaces, judges took into account client needs, functionality, aesthetic, craftsmanship, obstacles, budget, and specification. Bauer and Clifton placed in the following categories: 1st place, Kitchens $50K & Under; 2nd & 3rd places, Kitchens $50K & Above; 1st place, Baths $30K & Above; 1st & 2nd places, Bedrooms $30K & Above; and 1st place, Foyers.

Movers & Shakers 6/14/15

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced recipients of the 2015 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching, Research and Service awards. David Newman, professor of physics, received the teaching award; Hajo Eicken, professor of geophysics, received the research award; and Pat Holloway, professor of horticulture, received the service award. All three will be honored at a reception this fall.

Movers & Shakers 6/07/15

Former Alaska Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer has joined First National Bank Alaska’s board of directors. As mayor of Juneau, a state representative and lieutenant governor, Ulmer served as an Alaska elected official for 18 years. She previously worked as legal counsel to the Alaska Legislature, legislative assistant to Gov. Jay Hammond, and Director of Policy Development for the state. She was the first chair of the Alaska Coastal Policy Council and served for more than 10 years on the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission.

Movers & Shakers 5/31/15

Kaulitz named Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist

Movers & Shakers 5/24/15

Credit Union 1 announced several promotions. Steven Rampke has been promoted to the position of branch manager at the credit union’s South Anchorage Branch. Originally hired in 2006, Rampke began as a teller and was later promoted to the positions of senior teller, assistant branch manager and most recently, branch manager of the credit union’s Mountain View Branch, the position he held prior to this promotion. Carlene Arendash has been promoted to the position of branch manager at the credit union’s Eagle River Branch.

Movers & Shakers 5/17/15

Alaska USA Mortgage Company has recognized its top producing mortgage loan originators for 2014 by inducting them into the President’s Club, a group of originators who close $30 million or more in loans during a calendar year. This year’s honorees are Jeff Stanford, Kristin Harding and Colleen Harrington Baer of Anchorage; and Ken Scott and Rhonda Johnson of the Kenai Peninsula. Combined, the five originators closed more than 700 transactions totaling more than $176 million in 2014.

Movers & Shakers 5/10/15

Suzanne Downing has been named the Alaska Republican Party communications director. Downing joins the Alaska GOP after serving as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell, and is the former editor of the Juneau Empire. Her background includes working on the staff of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as the director of his faith-based initiative, Compassion Florida. She is a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and Oregon State University.

Movers & Shakers 5/03/15

BP names Teachers of Excellence

The BP Teachers of Excellence program honored 32 Alaska teachers honored this year.  Celebrating its 20th year in 2015, the program attracted about 1,200 nominations.

“We are thrilled to recognize those teachers who make a lasting impact on the next generation of Alaskans by educating our children and who make our communities better places to live,” said Janet Weiss, BP Alaska regional president. “BP is honored to continue supporting this great program. It’s another way we are showing our commitment to Alaska.”

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