Movers and Shakers for Sept. 10
Unalaska City School District’s John Conwell was named Alaska’s 2018 Superintendent of the Year by the Alaska Superintendents Association. Conwell has committed decades of service to the Unalaska City School District, serving 10 years as assistant principal and principal for Unalaska High School, and is currently in his 11th year as the district’s superintendent.
Jasper Hall has been promoted to vice president of highway petroleum distribution for Crowley Fuels LLC. Hall will remain in Anchorage and report to Rocky Smith, senior vice president of petroleum distribution and marine services. Hall, a 12-year Crowley veteran, will now be responsible for overseeing Crowley’s fuel sales and distribution business across the Interior Alaska highway system, which includes line haul deliveries to retail and commercial customers and eight terminal locations: Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, Kenai, Talkeetna, Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Glennallen and Valdez. Hall has worked in the fuel distribution business for more than 20 years. He joined Crowley in 2005 and has held positions of increasing responsibility, leading terminal, logistics and project teams across the state. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a master’s degree from Multnomah University in Portland, Ore., and a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.
Lance Mearig was named the Southcoast Region director for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities effective Sept. 1. Mearig has more than 35 years of experience in transportation. He has most recently served as the department’s director for statewide design and engineering services, which includes acting as the department’s chief engineer. He began his career working for the department in 1982 and spent 25 years working in private industry. A licensed professional engineer and senior professional in human resources, Mearig has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a master’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in transportation planning and traffic engineering from Arizona State University. Mearig replaces Mike Coffey, who retired Aug. 31 after a 35-year career with the department.