Movers and Shakers 08/09/15
Mike Reed has joined ASRC Energy Services LLC as senior vice president, chief financial officer, effective June 16. Reed comes to AES with global management experience, most recently as the vice president of finance at National Oilwell Varco, a worldwide provider of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, oil field services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry across six continents. In this position, Reed was responsible for financial oversight of the Africa, the Middle East and India geographic regions including but not limited to cost controls, corporate governance, internal controls, process re-engineering, and other change management initiatives. Reed has 26 years of finance and accounting experience with 20 years in the energy sector. Reed has an MBA from Rice University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Akron.
Jim Beckham has been appointed as deputy director of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil and Gas, effective July 21. Beckham has a bachelor’s degree in marine science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and more than 30 years of professional leadership, management, and operational experience in the public and private sectors. Beckham has a background in the technical aspects of Alaska oil and gas issues in the downstream products and transportation sectors, as well as extensive commercial negotiation experience. Additionally, Beckham has more than 10 years of advanced level professional experience in environmental damage recovery.
Erik Dahl has joined AECOM’s Anchorage office as a senior environmental engineer. Dahl has more than six years of worldwide experience in environmental fieldwork management, field sample collection, laboratory and field analytical testing, air emissions modeling, report writing, data qualification, remediation system design and construction and risk assessments. His primary area of expertise includes soil and groundwater remediation at remote federal sites. In this role at AECOM, he will be responsible for developing remedial alternatives in remedial investigations/feasibility studies documents, overseeing environmental fieldwork at remote sites, and performing risk assessments. He will also support proposal development and ensure that client satisfaction is maintained.
Nathaniel Webb has joined AECOM’s Anchorage office as a senior chemist. Webb has more than 17 years of experience with remedial investigations and actions throughout Alaska and the Pacific region. His efforts have aided in the successful closure of many polychlorinated, biphenyl and petroleum contaminated sites. In this role, he will be responsible for developing a chemistry program to support federal, oil and gas, and mining clients.
Corinne Cogger has joined AECOM’s Anchorage office as an environmental scientist. Her responsibilities at AECOM include contributing to project documents, fieldwork support and coordination, as well as the collection, analysis and documentation of field data. Cogger has approximately two years of experience in contaminated sites fieldwork and document production. During her career, Cogger has held the position of field lead for groundwater sampling and supply well sampling, for which she coordinated site logistics and field personnel. She also has experience with the coordination of a military munitions response program. Prior to her position at AECOM, Cogger also wrote and edited a range of deliverable documents, including site assessments, work plans and site characterization reports. Along with writing and formatting documents, Cogger’s contributions to deliverables regularly involved creating and editing geographic information system figures. Cogger has assisted in the update of a client’s health, safety and environment program by performing a worksite analysis, conducting a chemical inventory, implementing an online safety data sheet database, and working towards a stronger “safety culture.” She has a bachelor’s degree in geography from Humboldt State University.
Jody Karcz is the new Public Transit director for the Municipality of Anchorage. During her 30-year tenure with Anchorage’s Public Transportation Department, she has held many positions, including: Rideshare coordinator, senior planner, superintendent of Operations and Maintenance, and director.
Lymari Ortiz has joined AECOM’s Anchorage office as a contracts and procurement lead for the Alaska LNG Project. Ortiz has more than 20 years of experience and specialized qualifications in project management, auditing and supply management. Most recently, she performed contract compliance audits for a major oil company in Alaska. In this role, she will be responsible for working on the Alaska LNG Project, responsible for ensuring compliance with the Alaska LNG subcontracting and procurement plan.
Cory Quarles has been appointed Alaska Production Manager for ExxonMobil Production Co., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp. Quarles joined ExxonMobil in 1998 and has since held various technical and supervisory positions in the U.S. In 2010, he was named asset manager for the Beryl offshore platforms in the U.K. In 2012, he was assigned operations technical engineering manager for ExxonMobil’s subsidiary in eastern Canada to oversee a multi-disciplined technical organization. Quarles was appointed global facilities engineering manager of ExxonMobil Production Company in 2014, with responsibility for providing specialized engineering support to producing oil and gas facilities worldwide. Quarles is a native of Houston, Texas, and holds a chemical engineering degree from Texas A&M University.