Movers and Shakers 3/06/16
Shawn Uschmann has been named director of External Affairs for AT&T Alaska. Uschmann will spearhead AT&T’s legislative and community affairs initiatives throughout the state and assist with new technology deployment and infrastructure investment. Prior to his new role, Uschmann served as the AT&T sales director in Alaska, where he worked with state, federal, and enterprise business customers. Uschmann attend the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he studied economics. He will be based at AT&T’s Anchorage office.
Phil Reid has been promoted to a commercial banking relationship manager and vice president at KeyBank. In his new role, he is responsible for providing financial solutions to large commercial clients, maintaining existing client relationships and developing new business opportunities throughout the state of Alaska. Reid has more than 21 years of financial service and sales management experience. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and a former Alaska Journal of Commerce Top Forty Under 40 award recipient. Reid is currently a member of Anchorage South Rotary, serves on the boards of both the Anchorage Community YMCA and the Community Pregnancy Center Anchorage, and serves in the Navy Reserve as a Commander.
Robert “Nick” Enos, MS, CPG, has joined DOWL’s mining and environmental staff. Enos joined DOWL as a senior environmental project manager based in the Bend, Ore., office. He is a senior geoscientist and environmental professional with over 20 years of experience in the mineral industry, primarily in environmental management, permitting, project management, project development, geotechnical and environmental studies, reclamation and closure planning, and National Environmental Policy Act planning. Prior to joining DOWL, Enos was the environmental manager and permitting manager at Barrick and NovaGold’s Donlin Gold Project in Alaska. DOWL has 25 offices throughout Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
Coastal Villages Region Fund announced the addition of two new team members to its community benefits staff: Lang Van Dommelen and Lena Aloysius. Van Dommelen will fill the position of community information coordinator. Having grown up in rural Alaska, Lang holds a degree in political science and environmental studies from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He has worked as a research professional at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, Alaska Energy Authority, Alaska Center for Energy and Power, and Intelligent Energy Systems, a renewable energy company providing services to villages in rural Alaska, including the CVRF region. Aloysius will fill the position of community program coordinator. She grew up in Holy Cross and holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Pacific University and an education graduate degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Denver. Aloysius’ passion is education; she has worked as an instructor at a creative arts academy in Colorado and at Mt. Edgecumbe in Sitka where she attended high school. Most recently, she served as a shareholder outreach manager for Doyon Universal Services where she specialized in designing and implementing workforce development programs to advance the careers of shareholders.
R&M’s Senior Land Surveyor John Bennett, PLS, SR/WA was inducted into the 2016 Alaska Surveying & Mapping Conference Hall of Fame. The ASMC Hall of Fame program honors the exemplary contributions of surveying and mapping professionals in Alaska. Bennett was inducted into the Hall of Fame during the ASMC’s Annual Awards Banquet on Feb. 18. Bennett is a Senior Land Surveyor at R&M and has more than 30 years of land surveying experience in Alaska. He is based in R&M’s Fairbanks office and is responsible for tasks relating to the development of surveys and plans to define existing rights of way or new ROW to be acquired by a public agency. Since joining R&M, he has worked on a variety of airport and highway mapping and title research projects for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, title research for a gas distribution system in Fairbanks, provided support to the Attorney General’s office relating to title and acquisition services, and worked on projects for private clients to resolve title and boundary conflicts. Bennett commenced his career in surveying and mapping with the Alaska Department of Highways in 1972. He spent 28 years with DOT&PF Northern Region ROW, starting as Titles and Plans supervisor and ending with almost 15 years as ROW chief