Movers & Shakers 4/12/15
Northrim BanCorp, Inc., the holding company for Northrim Bank, announced that its board of directors promoted executive and senior officers of Northrim Bank and Northrim BanCorp, Inc., effective March 26. Joe Schierhorn is now president, chief operating officer of Northrim Bank while retaining his title as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Northrim BanCorp. Joe Beedle will remain CEO of Northrim Bank and president and CEO of Northrim BanCorp. Latosha Frye is now executive vice president, chief financial officer for both Northrim Bank and Northrim BanCorp. Michael Martin is now executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for both Northrim Bank and Northrim BanCorp. Steve Hartung remains executive vice president at both Northrim Bank and Northrim BanCorp, and moves to lead Corporate Development and Affiliate Relations. Northrim Bank’s board of directors promoted several senior managers effective March 26: Audrey Amundson to executive vice president, organizational development and planning; Jay Blury to senior vice president, marketing and communications director; Ben Craig to executive vice president, chief information officer; Jim Miller to executive vice president, chief credit officer; and Lynn Wolfe to executive vice president, chief administrative officer.
The Anchorage ATHENA Society inducted 10 new members into their organization at its annual luncheon March 30 and named Carolyn Jones this year’s Award Recipient. The inductees were: Kristi Acuff, owner, Acuff & Associates; Jennifer Bundy-Cobb, VP Sales & Client Service, The Wilson Agency; Julie Hasquet, Director, Government & Public Affairs, BP Exploration (Alaska); Barbara Jones, Anchorage Municipal Clerk; Alison Kear, CEO, Covenant House Alaska; Stephanie Kesler, Senior Technologist, GCI; Hilary Morgan, CEO, YWCA Alaska; Jackie Purcell, Chief Meteorologist, KTUU; Dr. Robyn Rehmann, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership Program, UAA; and Cindy Shake, Public Affairs Specialist, AECOM. The 22nd Anchorage ATHENA Society Leadership Award Recipient Jones is primarily known for her volunteer humanitarian work through Rotary International. Also, she spent 23 years with the Alaska Attorney General’s Office primarily representing the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights.
Cari-Ann Ketterling was named executive director of the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium. Ketterling was chosen after a statewide search and selection process was conducted by the APICC board of directors. Ketterling has more than 20 years of leadership experience in Alaska. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Alaska Pacific University, and a certificate of nonprofit management from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Prior to her appointment as executive director, she held several positions at APICC, including program coordinator, manager, and deputy director.
The Anchorage Economic Development Corp. recently promoted Brooke Taylor to communications assistant director and hired Bridgette Coleman as business and economic development assistant director. Taylor joined AEDC in 2014 as communications coordinator. She brings more than 10 years of experience working in public relations, media outreach and public outreach to her new position. Coleman, who earned a bachelor degree in business administration, business management and marketing from University of Alaska Anchorage, began her career with AEDC as an intern in the summer of 2014.
Geoff Lundfelt has been promoted to Alaska USA executive vice president, chief operations officer. Lundfelt has held a variety of increasingly responsible positions during his 17 years with Alaska USA, most recently serving as chief operations officer. Lundfelt holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Lundfelt will befilling the position previously held by Robert Rylander who recently retired after a 40-year career with Alaska USA.
Jodi Meyer was named branch manager of the First National Bank Alaska Juneau Regional Branch. Myers, who has 18 years of banking experience, will be responsible for business development, lending, customer service and branch operations when the branch opens this fall at the corner of 10th and Glacier Avenue.
Torsten Mayrberger, Aaron Lewis, and Mark Kobylinski of PND Engineers Inc. earned professional engineer licenses with the State of Alaska. Mayrberger joined the firm in 2010, working in the field of geotechnical engineering. Mayrberger holds a Ph.D. and master’s degrees in civil engineering (geotechnical) from Michigan Tech University and bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska. He has 12 years of geotechnical engineering experience and his specialties include advanced triaxial testing and in-situ instrumentation. Lewis has three years of experience in geotechnical engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering (geotechnical) from the University of Idaho. Lewis has experience as a field geotechnical engineer, including work on large oil and gas projects in Australia and Alaska’s North Slope. Kobylinski has been employed with the firm for more than five years and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from South Dakota State University. His primary responsibilities include civil, structural and marine design, condition inspection, and construction quality assurance inspection. He holds welding inspection and corrosion inspection certifications.