Movers and Shakers for Sept. 20
PND Engineers Inc. in Anchorage announced three hires. Tanner Stephens joined PND’s civil team in Anchorage in March following a year as a project engineer with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Department of Design and Construction. At PND, he has been working on the California Creek Fish Passage and Connecting Anchorage Trails projects. Stephens earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a minor in mathematics from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2019. Previously a project engineer and design engineer for the Alaska Department of Transportation, Addison Yang’s projects since joining PND have included a Washington Department of Transportation project with Kiewit to replace a culvert under the I-5 highway with a fish passage, while minimizing impact to motorists and the local community. Yang earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2015 and is currently completing his master’s degree remotely. Obadiah “Obi” Dawson, EIT, earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from UAA this past spring. His recent assignments include structural calculations for the Wendell Avenue temporary trestle.
Cornerstone announced two hires: Brittany Larson as an accountant and Macki McDonald as a project engineer. Both join the company with years of experience in the Alaskan construction industry. Larson joins the team with more than three years of Alaskan construction accounting as well as an extensive customer service background. She is currently in her final semester at Wayland Baptist University to receive her associate’s degree in accounting and will then pursue her bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. McDonald brings more than 16 years of project procurement, logistics, and Alaskan construction experience, along with a strong grasp on remote and complex projects. His construction background began at as a laborer for a general contractor in Redmond, Wash., and soon worked for an Anchorage engineering firm until managing his own construction administration business.
Julie Schrecengost has been named tax practice leader of KPMG LLP’s Anchorage office, effective Sept. 1. Schrecengost will be responsible for supporting the career development of tax professionals and the strategic direction and growth of KPMG’s Anchorage tax practice. Schrecengost joined KPMG in 2001 and was promoted to tax managing director in 2012. She provides federal and state tax compliance and consulting services to a variety of corporate and partnership organizations and has extensive experience working with Alaska Native corporations and their unique tax matters including natural resources and settlement trusts. She has nearly 20 years of experience serving clients in Alaska with federal and state tax planning and structuring, special consulting projects relating to acquisitions and divestitures, tax provision preparation, and broad tax compliance services. In addition to her client responsibilities, Schrecengost serves as a tax process and technology leader certified under KPMG’s Lean Six Sigma Program, participates in quality and peer reviews, and serves as the leader of KPMG Anchorage’s Mentoring Committee and Network of Women.
Michael Baker International announced three hires. Collin Dey, PE SE, joins Michael Baker as an engineering manager, leading the Oil &Gas and Structural departments in Alaska. Dey has more than 30 years of project and engineering experience, previously, serving key leadership roles at BP Alaska. Dey is a licensed civil and structural engineer, expert in design and oversite of industrial infrastructure, pipelines, tanks, commercial buildings, integrity management and arctic engineering. Dey completed his executive engineering and business management from University of Manchester, and a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from University of Colorado.Steven Orizotti transitions from intern to fulltime civil engineering associate. He has a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from University of Alaska Fairbanks and will support the Water Resources Team in conducting hydrologic and hydraulic monitoring, hydrologic assessments, water quality monitoring, and surface water modeling. Erin Tracy returns to Michael Baker as a civil engineering associate in the Anchorage Transportation Department. Tracy holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Utah State University. Previously, Tracy supported the Transportation Group for the Michael Baker’s Virginia office, working on roadway infrastructures, traffic count studies, drainage plans, and street improvements.