Movers & Shakers 7/05/15
AECOM announced several personnel moves at its Anchorage office. Tux Seims has joined the office as an engineer in training; Suz Kyzer has joined the office after transferring from the firm’s Seattle operation; Bryan Strong has joined the office as a wetlands biologist; and Dr. Elizabeth Bella has joined the office as a senior ecologist. Seims was an intern at URS Corp. in the summer of 2014, shortly before URS combined with AECOM. He returns to AECOM after receiving a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His experience includes ocean mariculture, assisting with building/designing structures based on coastal needs, and water sampling. Kyzer has 24 years of experience performing contract administration on a variety of contracts for many federal and state agencies, including the Washington State Department of Transportation, U.S. Navy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as various municipalities. Her responsibilities include contract implementation and compliance ensuring all administrative conditions of a contract are performed. She also performs project financial-tracking assistance by providing weekly reports to project managers, updates project specific tracking reports, provides clients with projections of financial expenditures, and earned-value data. Strong will support the AECOM Alaska office in various wetland project efforts. He has 10 years of field experience in Alaska as a wetland ecologist, hydrologist and soil scientist. Among his areas of expertise are wetland determinations, soil genesis, plant identification and ecology, and wetland restoration and monitoring. Strong graduated with a bachelor’s degree in natural resource science from the University of Maryland. Bella has 15 years of applied ecology and regulatory experience with public lands agencies and private industry. Prior to her position at AECOM, Bella was most recently an ecologist with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Previously she studied invasions patterns as a postdoctoral scholar with the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University, New Zealand. She has a Ph.D. in ecology from UC-Davis focusing on invasive species biology, an master’s degree in forestry from the University of Montana, and a dual bachelor’s degree in forestry and biology from SUNY-ESF.
Matt Waldron has been named executive vice president, general counsel, for Arctic Slope Regional Corp., effective immediately. Waldron has served as senior corporate counsel for ASRC since June 2013 and has provided insightful, practical legal support, analysis and advice across the ASRC family of companies. He has also taken a leadership role in a variety of projects important to the corporation to include legal oversight and support for the successful acquisition of Little Red Services. Before joining ASRC, Waldron worked as a corporate associate in law firms in Texas and Washington, D.C., providing legal guidance on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings and other financial matters. He also served as a captain in the U.S. Army and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his service during a year-long deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Waldron received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
ASRC Energy Services LLC made several personnel announcements. Treg Taylor has joined the AES Legal Department as a corporate staff attorney. Taylor will focus his efforts on contracting and proposal development and will work closely with the supply chain/contracting team. Prior to AES, Taylor worked for McKinley Capital Management where he was an in-house attorney for seven years. Prior to that Treg worked as an associate attorney for Delisio Moran Geraghty & Zobel. Ann Lindsey, CSP, CET, has joined AES’ QHSET Department as HSE director. Lindsey has more than 26 years of experience with various organizations in the field of Health, Safety, and Environmental services. SHe started her career in 1989 and earned her degree in Hazardous Materials Management. Lindsey is past president of the Alaska Chapter of the ASSE and was appointed by the Governor to the Alaska Safety Advisory Council representing industry. Martin Molyneux has joined AES as general manager of the Anchorage Fabrication Facility and Construction. Molyneux has more than 27 years experience in engineering, procurement, construction and operations management in Alaska’s Arctic oilfield development including executing capital projects with values of over $5 billion as well as operational work involving major facilities, pipelines, sealifts and fabrication. He comes to AES from ConocoPhillips Alaska where he was the Greater Prudhoe Bay BP, Point Thomson Exxon & Alyeska Pipeline Assets (GPA) Project Manager. Doreen Jack has joined AES as director, Shareholder Programs, and Human Resources Department. Jack has more than 15 years experience in human resources management and will be responsible for planning, implementing and managing the shareholder engagement strategy and career development programs, including the Paannaq Program. She previously served as director, Human Resources and Shareholder Programs, and returns to AES from Fluor where she was the Alaska content manager/HR representative for the Point Thomson project.
Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer Daryl Lowe, a Mat-Su Valley banker and resident for more than 13 years, has joined First National Bank Alaska’s Wasilla Branch. Lowe started his banking career in 1995 and previously worked in Dillingham and Glennallen before moving to the Mat-Su.
Steve Wadleigh has become a shareholder in the firm Altman, Rogers & Co. Wadleigh recently became a CPA in Alaska. Wadleigh joined the firm in 1998 and his experience includes working with non-profit and governmental organizations throughout the state. Wadleigh is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alaska Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Governmental Finance Officers Association. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Vanguard University in California, where he graduated with honors.