Movers & Shakers 02/21/16

Dave Pfeifer, who took on the responsibility of Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corp., or UIC, Commercial Operations as its new senior vice president last August, is now additionally overseeing the UIC Government Services business. Pfeifer holds a master’s degree in Construction and Real Estate from the University of Denver and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota. In addition, he received his bachelor’s degree in Real Estate Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage. His background includes positions with the National Bank of Alaska, Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, and Providence Alaska Medical Center. He also served as president of real estate development for Cook Inlet Region, Inc.


Doris Hugo-Shavings has been promoted by Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corp. as the chief of staff for UIC Commercial Operations. She was originally hired by UIC in the fall of 2015 as the director of strategy. Prior to joining UIC, Hugo-Shavings worked at Shell Exploration & Production Company for nearly 10 years in public relations, community affairs, operations and social performance. Hugo-Shavings holds two bachelor’s degrees in strategic communication and political science from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and a master’s degree in business administration from the Michael G. Foster School of Business, at the University of Washington. She was born and raised in Barrow.


Keith Burke joins Ukpeagvik Iñupiat Corp. Oil and Gas Support Services as its new manager. Burke brings several years of oil and gas experience from Alaska’s North Slope and Sakhalin, Russia. He has more than 30 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry, he’s worked for Alyeska Pipeline Services Co., Alaska Support Industry Alliance, Natchiq Sakhalin LLC, and CCI INC. His previous work included: managing operations and maintenance of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline and Terminal; creating a joint-venture between an Alaska Native corporation subsidiary and Russia-based corporations securing high-value industry support contracts; and providing services to environmental, construction, oilfield and government sectors. Most recently, Keith worked in the health and intellectual property industries developing business systems and processes to improve day-to-day efficiencies and effectiveness.


Jack Ferguson Associates announced the addition of Allison Nyholm and Wyatt Perry, as partner and associate respectively. Nyholm’s experience with federal and state legislative and regulatory issues spans two decades. Nyholm most recently worked for Sen. Lisa Murkowski, where she handled budget, transportation and appropriations issues. Previously, she was a policy adviser at the American Petroleum Institute, specializing in federal oil and gas royalty regulation, and a consultant on energy development projects. Originally from Soldotna, Nyholm received a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Alaska Southeast. While working in the D.C. office for Alaska Govs. Wally Hickel, Frank Murkowski and Sarah Palin, Nyholm earned master’s degrees in public policy and business administration. Perry, a finance and economics specialist, previously served as a special assistant to the Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue under former Gov. Sean Parnell and current Gov. Bill Walker, where he acted as the project leader on developing fiscal initiatives to address Alaska’s budget deficit. Also from Alaska, Perry was born and raised in Anchorage and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage with a double major in finance and economics.


R&M Consultants, Inc. added Emily Benitti to its Anchorage office as an environmental specialist in January. She will be responsible for ongoing regulatory compliance, permitting, environmental baseline monitoring, Phase I and II environmental site assessments, general contaminated sites work, NEPA impact analysis, SWPPP implementation and other related environmental services in support of highway, street, airport, site development, waterfront and other infrastructure projects. Bentti has more than eight years of environmental and public involvement experience. Since joining R&M she has been preparing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits for the Yakutat Ocean Cape Dock Fender System Repairs, and preparing USACE permits and writing agency coordination letters for the Valdez Harbor Municipal Harbor Improvements. Bentti has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and regional planning from Washington State University.


Charles “Chuck” Collins has been selected to manage KeyBank’s Mendenhall branch. Collins has more than 25 years of financial service and sales management experience. He is a long time local businessman and attended Kansas State University. Collins is a former Chamber of Commerce president and Juneau Economic Development Council executive director.


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