Movers and Shakers for March 26
Craig Crawford has been named president and chief executive officer of Bristol Bay Native Corp. subsidiary Peak Oilfield Service Company LLC. Crawford joins Peak from CH2M, where he was vice president of Alaska construction for the energy and industry group. He has more than 30 years of experience leading and managing companies and business units in the oil and gas, refinery, petrochemical, and mining industries in the U.S. and overseas, and has held a number of executive level positions for various companies across the U.S. He previously served as vice president of operations for Texas Gulf Oil and Gas Inc., and co-founded and served as chief executive officer of Texas Gulf Energy Inc., a turnkey specialty construction company catering to the U.S. energy and industrial sector before selling the company in 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University and is the board chair for the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium.
Five individuals were elected to Doyon Ltd.’s 13-member board of directors at its recent annual meeting. Elected were Shirley Cleaver, Georgianna Lincoln, Orie G. Williams, Pollack “PJ” Simon, Jr., and Esther McCarty. Each seat has a three-year term ending in 2020. The newly elected and re-elected board members will join existing board members Wally Carlo, Jennifer Fate, Erica Frankson, Sonta Hamilton Roach, Jerry Isaac, Brian Ridley, Christopher Simon and Miranda Wright. Shareholder of the year award recipients are Eileen Julia Mahler, Citizen of the Year Award; Tristan Jovan Madros, Chief Andrew Isaac Leadership Award; and Kelly Shewfelt Turner, Richard Frank Military Service Award.
Christy Waters was promoted to chief operating officer at Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union. Waters began her financial industry career in 1994 as a loan officer. In late 2005, Waters joined SoAFCU as Consumer Loans manager before being promoted to vice president of Consumer Loans in 2010. In late 2016 Waters was promoted again, adding the Operations Department to her supervision. Waters is a notary public and is licensed to sell credit insurance.
Sarah Schacher, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities’ Northern Region preconstruction engineer, was named Young Engineer of the Year by the Fairbanks Chapter of the Alaska Society of Professional Engineers. Schacher leads a staff of 120 who are designers, engineers, right of way agents, geotechnical and environmental experts, administrative staff and associated consultants to deliver approximately $300 million in transportation capital works projects each year for the northern region of Alaska.
The Alutiiq Museum has hired Amanda Lancaster as its collections and exhibits manager. Lancaster will oversee the daily administration of the museum’s holding, a collection of more than 250,000 artifacts, photographs, recordings, documents, and pieces of artwork. Lancaster, who assumes the position formerly held by Marnie Leist, began work at the museum the week of March 20. Lancaster comes to Kodiak from Texas. She was born and raised in Amarillo and after graduating from high school, attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock. She received a bachelor’s degree in history in 2010, and a master’s degree in history in 2015. Following her master’s degree, Lancaster completed TTU’s Museum Studies program. In 2016, she began work at the Czech Center Museum Houston, where she was both the Museum Curator and Development Director. Lancaster’s previous collections care experience includes work with ethnographic, archaeological, and archival materials. As a graduate student, she processed 62,000 artifacts from the Lubbock Lake Landmark, a site documenting early Native American uses of the southern high plains.