Movers and Shakers for Sept. 5
Janet Weiss and Dennis Michel were appointed to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board of directors. Weiss received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University and has more than 35 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry in various engineering and leadership roles for ARCO and BP including being as president of the Alaska Region for seven years. Michel received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and his MBA with a concentration in corporate finance from University of Denver. He has more than 17 years of experience working in finance and information services in management and consulting. Weiss term is effective Aug. 23 through Dec. 1, 2025. Michel’s term is effective Dec. 1 through Dec. 1, 2026.
Marta Kumle, CH, recently joined R&M Consultants Inc. as a senior hydrographer. Kumle has 15 years of experience in GIS analysis and hydrographic survey. Her skills include project management; hydrographic and GIS data acquisition, processing, quality control and compilation; and GIS database design. She has conducted hydrographic surveys for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and private contractors. She previously worked at the Alaska Ocean Observing System, where she conducted the Alaska Coastal Mapping Prioritization Survey and led development of the Alaska Coastal Mapping Strategy. Projects include bathymetric surveying in Cook Inlet for the Alaska LNG Project; cable route surveys for Arctic Fibre; and NOAA hydrographic surveys in Unimak Pass, False Pass, the Kuskokwim and Nushagak Rivers, Cook Inlet, Red Dog Mine, Kodiak Island, and a variety of locations in Southeast Alaska. Kumle has a bachelor’s degree in oceanography and a master’s degree in GIS and sustainability management, both from the University of Washington. She is a National Society of Professional Surveyors/The Hydrographic Society of America certified hydrographer, a board member of the Alaska Arc Users Group.