Right Moves
Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) hired Amy Humphreys as President and CEO and BBNC shareholder Everette Anderson as Senior Vice President of Bristol Bay Seafood Investments. In their new positions, Humphreys and Anderson will guide and grow BBNC’s emerging venture into this major sector of Alaska’s economy and overall global commerce.
Humphreys’ background in the seafood and food manufacturing and distribution industries will be an immediate asset to Bristol Bay Seafood Investments. She has a long history with American Seafoods, both as an executive and as a board member, and is a former president and CEO of Icicle Seafoods, a diversified seafood company with operations throughout Alaska across multiple species and product sales worldwide.
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Anderson has served on the BBNC board of directors since 2013 and has decades of experience in the seafood and rural energy industries, most recently serving as senior commercial manager at the Marine Stewardship Council. He will be stepping down from his board position to take this new role.
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PDC Engineers announced the following promotions.

PDC Engineers promoted Craig Ranson from senior associate to Principal. With PDC’s recent shift to a four-market-sector model of operations, Ranson has also been selected to lead the firm’s land development services division. Since starting at PDC in 2003, Ranson has been a dynamic leader assisting in the development and promotion of the firm’s survey discipline. He continually works to be an ardent supporter of his team, both in terms of employee wellbeing and in securing the tools needed to keep current with the quickly evolving industry.

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Mechanical engineer Roger Smith has been promoted to Senior Associate at PDC Engineers. Smith, having twenty-five years of experience as a mechanical engineer, began his career with Murray & Associates in Juneau and continued there following the firm’s acquisition by PDC in 2016. Smith has been a project manager for mechanical systems on a wide variety of new and renovated facility projects throughout Southeast Alaska. He embraces the challenges of incorporating new technology into facility projects and has been the lead mechanical engineer on several prominent projects, each with more than a million dollars in mechanical construction.
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Daniel McBride has been promoted to Associate at PDC Engineers. McBride started at PDC Engineers in 2006 as a structural CADD technician. He is diligent in his technical work, holds himself and others accountable, and communicates well both internally and externally. He interacts professionally with clients and continues to elevate his skillset every year. He is always on the lookout for ways to contribute more to PDC’s structural discipline, its production group, and the company in general.
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Tlingit & Haida
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced the promotion of John Hawkins Jr. to Tribal Transportation Manager.
Hawkins will manage the day-to-day operations of the Tribal Transportation department, which administers the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) for Tlingit & Haida and the Organized Village of Saxman and collaborates with other tribal entities and local, state, and federal agencies to determine needs and priorities for transportation systems. Hawkins has worked for the Tribal Transportation department for the last five years.
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Matson promoted Jennifer Tungul to Director of Alaska Terminal Operations, a new, senior-leadership position created to support the success and growth of Matson’s Alaska operations. Tungul has worked in Alaska’s transportation and logistics industry for two decades, with a seventeen-year tenure between the former Horizon Lines and Matson. Most recently, Tungul served as general manager of Matson’s Dutch Harbor and Akutan operations.

In her new position, Tungul is responsible for effective and efficient terminal operations in Anchorage, Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, and Akutan, as well as for managing and developing team members, managing labor relations, and overseeing process-improvement projects.

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R&M Consultants
Ben Coleman and Alex Brown recently joined R&M Consultants. Coleman is a Planner in the firm’s planning department, and Brown is a Geologist in R&M’s earth sciences department.
A former Matanuska-Susitna Borough planner, Coleman has three years of experience in transportation and land use planning, plan and conditional use permit review, data analysis, feasibility studies, and stakeholder and agency coordination. Since joining the firm, Coleman has provided planning analysis and land use permitting services for the downtown 6th Avenue Multi-Use Redevelopment project and an expanded utility substation in Chugiak. He has a bachelor’s in intercultural studies from Crown College and a master’s of regional planning from Cornell University and is an AICP Candidate.
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Brown originally joined R&M in May 2019 as a materials technician in the firm’s materials laboratory. With his interest and education in geology, Brown was a perfect fit for transfer into R&M’s earth sciences department. He moved into this new role at the end of the 2019 construction season.

Since moving into earth sciences, Brown has been involved with geotechnical investigations for the Dalton Highway MP 18-37 project and assisted with materials testing and other miscellaneous tasks for a variety of projects. He has a bachelor’s in geological sciences from UAA.

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Competentia welcomes Christopher St. John to its Anchorage team as a Business Manager; he will focus on maintaining the company’s high level of customer and industry service throughout the community. St. John has fifteen years of client and recruiting management experience. Prior to joining the Competentia team, St. John expanded his expertise in business operations, workforce solutions, and Alaska community involvement through roles at Alaska Kelly Services and Wood Group.
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The Kuskokwim Corporation
The Kuskokwim Corporation (TKC) shareholder Andrea Gusty has been selected as the corporation’s next President and CEO.

Gusty is a TKC Class B shareholder and a tribal member of Aniak. She previously worked as an investigative news reporter and anchor for KTVA CBS 11 News in Anchorage and as US Senator Lisa Murkowski’s Alaska communications director. During her nearly six years with TKC, Gusty has served as communications and outreach manager, land manager, vice president, and chief of staff.

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Resolve Alaska
Resolve Alaska welcomes A.W. McAfee as its new Managing Director responsible for overseeing Resolve’s operational response and recovery activities. McAfee comes to Resolve from the Bechtel Corporation as an operations manager where his global maritime experience complements Resolve’s diverse response, compliance, and marine services. In addition to his experience with global projects, complex challenges, and technical innovations, McAfee focuses on results that maximize efficiency without compromising safety and quality. McAfee’s immediate strategic plan for Dutch Harbor is to implement an improvement program increasing operational efficiency and response capacity.
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US Army Corps of Engineers
Kevin Henderson has assumed the duties of the US Army Corps of Engineers–Alaska District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Manager. Prior to retiring from active duty from the Army in June 2018 as a Sergeant First Class, Henderson served as the US Army Alaska’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention operations manager/non-commissioned officer-in-charge and lead sexual assault response coordinator at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Henderson is a DiSC behavioral consultant. He holds an associate’s in liberal arts from Chaminade University of Honolulu.
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