Right Moves
The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska hired Legal Director Stephen Koteff and Policy Director Triada Stampas.

Koteff will create, manage, and implement a program of strategic litigation to defend and expand Alaskans’ civil liberties. Prior to joining the ACLU of Alaska, Koteff was the human rights advocate and chief of enforcement for Alaska’s Human Rights Commission, where he litigated cases for more than twenty years on behalf of discrimination victims and guided the agency’s enforcement policies and investigative activities.

Stampas is responsible for leading the ACLU of Alaska’s policy advocacy to local, state, and federal law makers and administrators, as well as overseeing an aggressive program of grassroots organizing. Stampas earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University.

Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) promoted Krystal Nelson to Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Dan Graham to Senior Vice President.

Nelson joined BSNC in 2014 following a successful eighteen-year career working in public and private business sectors managing federal, state, and municipal contracts. Her experience includes management of multi-million dollar programs and projects, union negotiations, and managing more than 1,200 personnel.

Kevin Linkenhoker
Graham joined BSNC in 2014 after nearly twenty years managing projects for the public and private sector in construction, remediation, and service work. His background includes management and operational responsibility for large multi-million dollar international programs, implementing strategic plans and policies, and facilitating corporate marketing and business development.
Kevin Linkenhoker
PDC Engineers
PDC Engineers announced several promotions within the employee-owned company for the close of 2018.

Utilities Market Sector Lead Karen Brady was promoted to the position of Principal Engineer. Among the attributes listed in her recommendation for the new position were Brady’s willingness to step into leadership positions within the company, her dedication to client care, revenue management, and work toward PDC’s expansion of services. She has been with PDC for seventeen years.

David Schmid
Angela Smith lead engineer of PDC’s Aviation group, has been promoted to Senior Associate. Smith has seventeen years of industry experience and has been with PDC for two of those years. She has worked hard to expand PDC’s client base in Southcentral Alaska and has been pivotal in strengthening the firm’s aviation group to its strongest level since the organization of the company.
David Schmid
PDC Business Development Director and Planner Pat Cotter was promoted to Senior Associate. Cotter has been with PDC Engineers for nine years and has served as an associate for the past six years. He leads the firm’s planning group in its land development services market sector and has filled the role of business development director for the past two years.
David Schmid
As a key leader in PDC’s highway group within its transportation market sector, Anne Nelson has been promoted to the position of Associate. Nelson has worked with PDC for twelve years as a civil engineer and has earned her PE while at the firm. She has a reputation for being an excellent lead engineer and always takes time to mentor others.
David Schmid
Kevin Puustinen a senior civil engineer in PDC’s utilities market sector, has been promoted to the position of Associate. Puustinen has had his professional engineering license since 2010 and has performed and managed civil engineering design and construction assignments throughout Southeast Alaska.
David Schmid
Widely respected in the industry for his knowledge and his positive relationships with clients, Randy Williams has been promoted to the position of Associate. Williams joined PDC in 2015 as a senior mechanical engineer and commissioning agent and has been the lead mechanical engineer on several projects and the project manager for other multi-discipline work.
David Schmid
Alaska USA
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has selected four individuals to fill executive level positions within the organization.

Wayne Bailey has been selected to fill the new position of Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer. Bailey has more than twenty-five years of experience with Alaska USA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Colorado Boulder.

William Cobb
Scott Hansen has been selected for the position of Chief Lending Officer. Hansen has more than forty years of consumer lending and collection experience and has been with Alaska USA for more than thirteen years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Utah.
Jenny Iwinski
Jessica Graham has been promoted to fill the position of Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel. Graham has more than fifteen years of in-house corporate law experience. She holds a degree in law from Duke University School of Law.
Nick Arnold
Maria Quick has been selected for the position of Senior Vice President, Accounting and Treasury. Quick has more than thirteen years of industry experience and is a licensed CPA with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northwest Nazarene University.
Nick Arnold
Great Alaskan Holidays
Great Alaskan Holidays announced the addition of two new, full time key personnel: Antonio Arroyo and Deven Shorey have each recently completed their first year under the company’s new apprentice technician program for Great Alaskan Holidays. Both Arroyo and Shorey are now continuing on with the company to earn the status of RVDA Registered Technician.
Frances Andrews
Frances Andrews
Tlingit & Haida
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska promoted Helene Bennett to Tribal Operations & Self Governance Manager. Bennett previously served as the executive assistant to Tlingit & Haida’s Chief Operating Officer Ken Truitt.
Glenn Schmitz
Janae Franklet has been promoted to Tribal Child Support Manager at the organization. Franklet first joined Tlingit & Haida in August 2010 as the TCSU Specialist where she prepared cases for court and testified for purposes of establishing paternity and child support obligations.
Kristi Dent
Thomas, Head & Greisen
Thomas, Head & Greisen announced the appointment of Shane A. Baird, CPA, as a Director of the firm. Baird has been with Thomas, Head & Greisen since 2006 with a focus on audit and accounting. He has more than sixteen years of public accounting experience in planning and performing financial statement reviews and audits, financial statement preparation, and accounting training and consulting.
Michelle Oakley
Mark Corsentino has been appointed as the new General Manager of the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility. Corsentino holds a master’s in civil engineering and a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from Marquette University. He has more than eighteen years of professional experience in the industry.
First Bank
Todd MacManus has been promoted to President and CEO of First Bank. MacManus holds a bachelor of arts in business administration with dual concentrations in finance and law and public policy from Gonzaga University. MacManus has served in several key roles at First Bank over the past fifteen years, most recently as a vice president, commercial loan officer.
Heather Handyside