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. Their winning designs were home renovations located in Juneau and Fairbanks, as well as in Palms Springs, Calif.
Bristol Bay Native Corp. announced the hiring of Mark D. Nelson as president and CEO of BBNC’s newly-formed oilfield and industrial services holding company. Nelson holds a law degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. In addition, Nelson brings many years of industry experience and knowledge to his new position. Most recently, he served as the senior vice president, oil & gas, at Quanta Services, a Fortune 500 company in the electric power and oil and gas industries. Prior to that, Nelson spent five years at ASRC Energy Services, serving as general counsel and chief operating officer. BBNC’s oilfield and industrial services business line currently includes wholly-owned subsidiaries CCI Industrial Services, Kakivik Asset Management, and Peak Oilfield Service Co. Nelson began his new role at BBNC June 8.
Sealaska Heritage Institute has chosen Hoonah student Amelia “Tlaagoonk” Wilson as the 2015 recipient of the Judson L. Brown Leadership Award. She is a Chookaneidi (Eagle/Bear), Kaach.adi Yadi (Child of the Raven/Land Otter). She is pursuing a master’s degree in rural development at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Rural and Community Development and has a 3.8 grade point average. The $5,000 scholarship goes to students who have demonstrated academic achievement and leadership skills, and only one person wins the annual award. Wilson served as director for Upward Bound through the UAF’s Interior Aleutians Campus and currently serves as an advisor to the Cultural Leadership Club and the Future Educators of Alaska Club in Hoonah. She serves as vice president of Hoonah Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 12 and sits on the Hoonah City Council. Amelia is a member of the Hoonah Liquor Board and Chairman of the City of Hoonah Budget Committee. She is a member of the Gaaxw Xaayi Dance Group and Member of the Alaska Native Dialogues on Racial Equity Project with First Alaskans Institute. She also works as the librarian at the Esther Greenwald Public Library. SHI also administers a scholarship fund for Sealaska, which just announced that $459,000 in Sealaska scholarships were issued this year.
John Parrott, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Manager, has been elected to serve on the American Association of Airport Executives’ board of directors. The election took place at the AAAE’s 87th Annual Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia. Parrott was selected, among others, from a prestigious peer group of airport executives from around the nation. He has been a vital piece Ted Steven’s Anchorage International Airport’s growth and success as an economic engine of Alaska. Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world’s largest professional organization representing the men and women who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports.
Kevin Martin is the new director for Fire & Aviation Management for the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest and Alaska regions. Martin is currently the forest supervisor on the Umatilla National Forest. He helped create and serves as a coach for agency administrators at the National Fire Training Center, and is currently the national lead for re-working National Fire Management Leadership. Martin’s report date is July 12.
Margaret “Marg” Volz was recently announced as the 2015 recipient of the Mat-Su Health Foundation’s “Bertie” award: the Bert Hall Award for Commitment to the Health of the Community. The Bertie is presented annually by the Mat-Su Health Foundation board of directors to an individual who consistently exemplifies commitment to improving the health and wellness of people in the Mat-Su Borough. Volz co-founded the Children’s Place, Mat-Su’s child advocacy center. She also began a shaken baby prevention project in collaboration with Wasilla Rotary Club that targets middle-school children who are starting to babysit and who will eventually be parents. This program is still in existence today. She initiated and provided training for Abusive Head Trauma Prevention Programs at both Mat-Su Regional and Providence Hospitals, and she has helped coordinate a number of child abuse-related conferences in Alaska.