Movers and Shakers for Oct. 29
PDC Engineers announced the following promotions and a new hire. Christine Swanson, PE, FPE, CFPS, has been promoted to an associate of the company. Swanson is a registered fire protection engineer and leads PDC’s fire protection services. She has more than 20 years of fire protection and life safety engineering experience and has written extensively on the topic. A graduate of Bradley University, Swanson joined PDC in 2016. Eric Bridgman, PE, is now an associate with the firm. Since joining PDC’s electrical team in 2010, Bridgman has worked on projects including electrical system repairs on Wake Island, new projects at Fort Greely, and on-going projects at Eielson Air Force Base. Bridgman works at the PDC office in downtown Palmer. He has a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University. Jason Colquhoun, PE, LEED AP, is PDC’s newest associate. He is a registered mechanical and fire protection engineer and certified as a Level 1 thermographer. He has also been an adjunct professor with the Community and Technical College at University of Alaska Fairbanks teaching mechanical and electrical drafting for the past several years. Colquhoun is a UAF graduate with more than 10 years of experience and joined PDC in 2014. Cody Kreitel, PE, has joined the firm as a geotechnical engineer in the Anchorage office. Kreitel received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from BYU and a master’s degree in arctic engineering from University of Alaska Anchorage. He has worked on a wide variety of projects across Alaska and has extensive field experience in remote locations.
Richard Allen was appointed as the new Anchorage District Attorney starting Nov. 6. Allen will replace Clint Campion, who resigned earlier this fall. Allen began his career in Alaska as an assistant district attorney in the Palmer District Attorney’s Office in 2004. He spent seven years prosecuting serious, violent cases in the Matanuska-Susitna valley. In 2011, Allen was appointed as director of the Office of Public Advocacy within the Department of Administration. As the OPA director, Allen oversaw 15 sections covering elder fraud prosecutions, child protection representation, public guardianship and criminal defense. Allen supervised more than 150 attorneys and 75 non-attorney positions. Office of Public Advocacy Deputy Director Chad Holt will serve as Acting Director of OPA until a director is selected by the Department of Administration.
Chris Andrews has joined Denali Federal Credit Union Investment Services, available through CUSO Financial Services, LP, as a financial advisor. Andrews is responsible for creating, developing and executing short and long term financial strategies customized to meet client needs. Andrews will also coordinate with members to review portfolios in order to evaluate an investments performance toward achieving financial goals. Additionally, Andrews will be hosting monthly seminars that are complimentary to Denali’s members, which focus on various financial topics. Prior to Andrews’ employment with CFS at Denali, he worked at Valic as a financial advisor where he advised nearly 1,500 clients, delivered plan reviews for qualified plans, and recommended investment solutions appropriate for each individual client. He also worked at Wells Fargo where he built and provided personal service to individual investors. Andrews is Series 7 and 66 licensed and a health and variable insurance licensed professional, with almost 10 years of experience as a financial advisor.
Attorney F. Steven Mahoney became a shareholder with Manley &Brautigam, PC as of Feb. 1. An attorney since 1986 and with the Manley &Brautigam firm Of Counsel for the past 10 years, Mahoney holds an accounting degree and is a certified public accountant. His practice focuses on income tax and property tax controversy resolution, non-profit law, and entity formation/governance, limited liability companies, partnerships, and corporations.