Movers & Shakers for March 5, 2023
The law firm of Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP announced that Anna Chapman Crary is now a partner in the firm. Chapman Crary began her legal career in Alaska clerking for Superior Court Judge Anna M. Moran in Kenai. She went on to practice with a defense litigation firm in Anchorage and joined Landye Bennett Blumstein in January 2015 as an associate. Chapman Crary received her law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 2012. As a law student, she participated in the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic, representing tribal members against misdemeanor criminal charges in Tulalip Tribal Court. Chapman Crary also worked as a legal assistant for immigration law firms in Seattle and Boston. She earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College in Massachusetts, where she majored in Art History and African American Studies. Chapman Crary is licensed to practice in Alaska and Washington state.
At LBB, Chapman Crary focuses her practice on working with Alaska Native corporations, business organizations, nonprofits and public entities. She represents both commercial and subsistence fishers in state and federal administrative proceedings and works closely with several tribal organizations on marine mammal subsistence hunting and co-management issues. In March 2017 and Sept. 2022, she presented “Native Participation in Subsistence Decision-Making” to the membership of the Alaska Federation of Natives. She also regularly prepares and presents the annual Alaska Native Case Law Update to the Alaska Native Section of the Alaska Bar Association.
Denali State Bank announced the recent addition of Myron Dosch as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. Dosch has extensive experience with accounting, finance and management. He holds a BBA in accounting from Gonzaga University, an MBA in capital markets from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and is a Certified Public Accountant. As the CFO, Dosch oversees the bank’s assets and liabilities, securities portfolio and finance department.
Joseph Lurtsema, President & CEO of Mobibiz Marketing, LLC of Anchorage, announced Peter Zuyus has joined Mobibiz as Executive Director, Marketing Services. Lurtsema said, “Peter, a former international and domestic corporate executive brings an extensive senior executive background in technology, government and consultancy. On behalf of the team at Mobibiz and myself, we welcome Peter to the team and look forward to his contribution to our growth.”
RIM Architects named Michelle E. Klouda as the new Managing Principal-Alaska and James E. Dougherty as the new RIM-wide Managing Principal of Architecture.
“RIM is here for the future,” said CEO/President David L. McVeigh. “Promoting Michelle and other up-and-coming leaders while recognizing and leveraging senior institutional knowledge to maximize benefit, we are setting the company up for success for generations to come.”
Named by the Alaska Journal as Top Forty Under 40, Klouda is one of the firm’s most prominent advocates in the local community. She has participated in high-profile projects shaping the Anchorage and Alaska landscape, including the new CIRI Fireweed office building, Loussac Library redesign, Barrow Hospital replacement, Covenant House Alaska, and the latest expansion of Covey Lofts. Klouda began her RIM career as a summer intern in 2007 and worked her way into her most recent role as Principal.
“I am excited to work with our Alaska-based team as RIM navigates a new wave of opportunities,” Klouda said.
To support the firm’s recent and anticipated growth, RIM promoted Dougherty to serve as the new Managing Principal of Architecture, serving all professional employees in the RIM multi-region footprint. A design leader with nearly four decades of experience, he will oversee the company’s architectural department located across eight time zones. Dougherty will integrate new technologies and superior quality measures to help RIM continue to provide its clients excellent architectural services. He has been with the firm since its inception in 1986 and served as Managing Principal-Alaska for over a decade.
R&M Consultants, Inc. has promoted the following employees to senior-level positions: Ryan Goentzel, PE is now a Senior Project Engineer. Goentzel has been with R&M since 2007, starting as an engineering intern in the firm’s engineering department, with his most recent position as a surface transportation project engineer. With 17 years of experience, his focus has been leading and coordinating the design of highways, roundabouts, pathways, culverts, grading, drainage, and signing and striping plans. Goentzel has worked on projects for clients at the local, regional and state level, ranging from simple to complex projects across Alaska.
Josh Chaney, PE has been promoted to Senior Project Engineer in R&M’s Structural Engineering Group. Chaney has been with R&M for two years. He has 16 years of structural engineering experience, with 13 years within Alaska’s oil field services industry. Chaney’s engineering responsibilities have included producing engineering calculations, creating design drawings, providing budget estimates, generating scopes of work, creating material requisitions, reviewing fabrication drawings, conducting field visits and preparing reports, building inspection and providing construction support.
Lisa Morris is now a Senior Graphic Designer with R&M. Morris has 22 years of professional design experience -- 18 years have been spent serving Alaska’s A/E/C industry. She has been with R&M since 2020 and specializes in developing custom graphics that persuade and inform end user audiences. Morris’ skills include corporate and project branding, collateral design, project visual identities, report design, infographics, historical displays, copywriting and editing. She has a proven ability to efficiently execute simple or complex ideas in graphic form and enjoys collaborating on projects from concept to completion.
Courtney Maillet has been promoted to Senior Project Accountant with R&M. Maillet has 16 years of financial experience and has been with R&M for 12 years. She is knowledgeable in all aspects of business accounting. Maillet’s responsibilities include maintaining contract compliance, managing, and reporting project financials and budgets, managing accounts receivable and payable, and assisting with database configuration. She also provides project management support for budgeting purposes, as well as supports other accounting tasks as needed.