Right Moves
RISQ Consulting
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RISQ Consulting announced Colby Swenor has joined its team as a Strategy Consultant. Swenor works with both current and prospective clients, providing them with customized and comprehensive insurance programs to ensure that their risks are successfully managed. He joins RISQ following a successful fifteen-year career in the financial services industry and has held management positions with Wells Fargo and Key Bank, as well as a commercial loan officer position at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union. Prior to joining RISQ he was the CFO for a large Anchorage-based contracting company.
Northrim Bank
Northrim Bank announced two new officers and a promotion: Jeffrey Sanford, VP – Loan Officer, Kodiak Loan Production Office; Asanya Lloyd, Assistant Branch Manager, Jewel Lake Branch; and Michelle Lozano, Special Credits Associate Officer.
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Sanford joins Northrim Bank with more than twenty years of commercial banking experience. He specializes in Alaska’s commercial fishing and seafood industry, helping customers from the Bering Sea to the Gulf of Alaska. He holds a bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
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Lloyd comes to Northrim with six years of experience in finance, investments, and lending. She holds a bachelor’s from the University of Technology, Jamaica. Lloyd volunteers with the Food Bank of Alaska, Financial Education Seminars, and the Out of the Darkness 5K run.
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Lozano started at Northrim in January 2019 and has twenty-five years of experience in banking and financial services. She has worked at a variety of Alaska financial and title institutions throughout her career. Lozano enjoys spending time with her family, getting outdoors in Alaska, and traveling.
Doyon Foundation
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Tiffany Simmons is Doyon Foundation’s new Executive Director. A Doyon shareholder, Simmons is Central Koyukon Athabascan and was raised in the Yukon River communities of Koyukuk and Galena. Simmons graduated from the Galena City High School and earned a bachelor’s in business administration from UAF. She has extensive experience working with tribal members and tribal governments in various management and senior leadership positions. In her free time, Simmons enjoys beading, sewing, teaching others to bead and sew, and getting out on the rivers and land.
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) announced changes to its executive leadership team.
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John Reeves has been promoted to Principal in Charge. As a Principal, Reeves oversees technical projects and provides direction and engineering support to ensure project success. He maintains his current duties and responsibilities as director of business development to grow EBDG’s maritime industry leadership position.
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Michael Complita has been promoted to Vice President of Strategic Expansion. In his new role, Complita leads the expansion of EBDG’s service offerings both inside and outside of the marine industry. His initial focus will support EBDG’s strategic goal to create an avenue to effectively plan, research, explore, develop, and execute business opportunities that will expand the reach of EBDG and its family of companies.
Toast of the Town
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Toast of the Town announced Martha Keele is the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer and Co-owner. Keele previously served as the managing director at Toast of the Town, producing more than eighty virtual events last year.

Keele joined Toast of The Town in 2020 with more than fifteen years of hospitality and event experience. She is responsible for organizational growth, overseeing the event logistics team, and strategic fundraising consulting. She has extensive nonprofit and government advocacy experience at both the local and national level and has organized events ranging from 20-person fly-in conferences to 1,500-person award-winning galas. Keele also created and championed fundraising development plans and executed successful advocacy campaigns that increased both awareness and capital.

Alyeska Pipeline
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Danika Yeager has joined Alyeska Pipeline Service Company as the Vice President of Operations and Maintenance. In this role, Yeager is responsible for the safe, effective, and efficient maintenance and operations of TAPS facilities, including pump stations, response bases, and the Valdez Marine Terminal. Yeager brings decades of midstream experience in operations, HSE, regulatory compliance, commercial, and joint venture owner relations during her time at two of the country’s largest pipeline companies. Most recently she led the development of a $1.2 billion crude export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas.
DCI Engineers
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David Tatarenko has been hired as a Project Engineer in the DCI Engineers Anchorage office. He brings structural analysis and design experience to his new role; he’s currently supporting light industrial projects in the region comprised of steel framing or pre-engineered metal building components, as well as wooden structures. Tatarenko graduated with a bachelor’s in petroleum engineering and earned an MBA from UAF. While working at the firm, he is completing his master’s in civil engineering from UAA.
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John Oldfield has been promoted to Associate in the DCI Engineers Anchorage office. He quickly advanced at the firm as a reliable senior project manager interfacing a variety of clients and subcontractors. His notable work includes the Medline Warehouse, KANA Marketplace, Homer Police Station, Elizabeth Place, Bartlett Outpatient Facility, High Port Condos, and 100 E. Ocean (Long Beach, California). Oldfield co-chairs the in-house steel and aluminum technical committee. He shares his previous engineering experience with long span steel trusses integrated into airplane hangars, industrial, and military facilities.
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) announced the addition of Dona Keppers as CFO and Tiffany Janssen as Commercial Finance Director.
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Keppers has worked in Alaska’s energy sector with specialized experience leading finance, accounting, and tax teams within Alaska’s state government. As CFO, she is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing all corporate financial-related activities for AIDEA and AEA, including direct responsibility for accounting, finance, budgeting, job costing, internal and external financial reporting, forecasting, overseeing bond issuances, and participating in key committees.
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Janssen has more than fifteen years of experience managing commercial lending teams across Southeast, Southcentral, and Interior Alaska. She specializes in asset-based lending working with small- to large-sized businesses with expertise in partnering with third parties to customize financial structuring for large capital projects. As commercial finance director, Janssen oversees AIDEA’s commercial finance function. Prior to joining AIDEA, she was the commercial lending manager for Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union.
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Brock Anundson has been named the new Director of Athletics for the Alaska Nanooks. Anundson was the assistant director of athletics for internal operations and events at Black Hills State University in South Dakota, where he was responsible for overseeing administrative operations and multiple athletic facilities on the campus. He previously served as the program coordinator for the US Olympic Committee’s Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and worked for four seasons in stadium operations for the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. He has a bachelor’s in sport and recreation management from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from the University of Colorado, and a doctorate in education leadership and innovation from Arizona State University.
University of Alaska
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University of Alaska President Pat Pitney announced former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell as the next Chancellor of UAA. “He understands the range of issues facing UAA and has proven skills in diversifying and generating revenue,” Pitney says. “He will help stabilize our budget through building UAA’s reputation and expanding enrollment and fundraising.” Parnell graduated from East Anchorage High School in 1980, earned a bachelor’s in business administration in 1984 from Pacific Lutheran University, and a juris doctorate in 1987 from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now the Seattle University School of Law). He is admitted to the bar in both Alaska and Washington, DC.