Movers and Shakers for Aug. 13
Krissi Estrada is the new branch manager at the First National Bank Alaska Parkway Branch in East Anchorage and Stephanie Good was appointed to senior mortgage underwriter and loan officer. Estrada spent the last year managing the Federal Branch in Downtown Anchorage. Good, who has worked in the industry for nearly 14 years, will be based at the bank’s Anchorage corporate headquarters.
Kathleen Stilwell was hired by Northrim Bank as associate vice president, card services manager. Stilwell joins Northrim Bank with more than 30 years of experience in banking. She comes to Northrim after working in the Card Lending Department at First National Bank Alaska, where she was the assistant card lending manager for the last 25 years.
George M. Tronsrue III was named interim CEO at Quintillion, the Anchorage-based company constructing an 1,800-kilometer subsea fiber optic/broadband network with landing points in six key Alaska markets located on the Arctic/North Slope, effective immediately. Elizabeth Pierce resigned as CEO citing personal reasons. Tronsrue has decades of sales and operational experience in wireless, fiber optic and telecom infrastructure in more than 70 major U.S. markets. That includes executive leadership roles at Monet Mobile Networks, the first commercial 3G data company in the world and with leading public and private competitive local exchange carriers including XO/Nextlink Communications, espire/American Communications Services Inc, Teleport Communication Group, and MFS Communications. Tronsrue comes to Quintillion after seven years as president of MFSI Government Group, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business he founded in 2010. MFSI specializes in providing classified mission critical national security and warfighter support services and solutions to the Department of Defense, intelligence community and other federal agencies.
Chambers USA has recognized the Davis Wright Tremaine Anchorage office for industry-leading excellence in multiple practice areas. Chambers rankings are based on research gathered through extensive in-depth interviews with in-house counsel, industry experts, and distinguished private practice attorneys. Chambers awarded the DWT Alaska office its top ranking, Band 1, in three practice areas: Corporate/M&A, Labor and Employment, and Real Estate. Chambers recognized six DWT Alaska partners as leading practitioners. They are: Jon S. Dawson, Corporate/M&A, Litigation: General Commercial, Real Estate; Barbara Simpson Kraft, Corporate/M&A, Real Estate; Joseph Reece, Corporate/M&A, Real Estate; Gregory Fisher, Elizabeth Pifke Hodes and Robert K. Stewart, Labor &Employment.
Susan Duck has been selected as Iron Dog Inc. executive director. Duck replaces Kevin Kastner, who led the organization through a critical seven-year period of growth and transformation. Duck is a marketing, event and development professional and has garnered success with her leadership in the financial recovery and stability of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous. Along with 106.5 Alaska’s Rock Morning Show host Bob Lester and producer Brad Stennett, Duck is a co-creator of the wildly popular and internationally famous event “Running of the Reindeer.” The event has raised over $100,000 for Toys for Tots over the last 10 years. She was also the mayoral appointee overseeing the Anchorage Centennial Celebration in 2015.
Lori Davey joined the GCI Business team as vice president of enterprise markets. Davey brings management experience from Alaska’s investment, oil and telecom industries to the GCI team where she will lead its business enterprise and midmarket commercial sales teams as GCI Business launches a new suite of innovative services, products and capabilities. Davey joins GCI from Alyeska Venture Management, an Anchorage-based angel investment group where she served as partner and fund manager. Her previous experience includes serving as director for enterprise and commercial markets at Alaska Communications; general manager of Fairweather LLC, an oilfield service company operating the Deadhorse Aviation Center; and owner of Motznik Information Services, a data-mining and online search engine of Alaska public records. Before owning Motznik, Davey worked in various sales and marketing roles with SmithKline Beecham and Xerox Corp.