Right Moves
Richard Strutz is serving as interim CEO for Sitnasuak Native Corporation (SNC). Strutz previously served as the corporation’s CEO from April 2015 to May 2017. Previous to SNC, Strutz had a forty-three-year career at a financial institution and spent twenty of those years as the company’s chief executive in Alaska. In recognition of his business accomplishments, he was inducted to the Junior Achievement of Alaska’s Business Hall of Fame in 2017.
Richard Strutz
Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Carrie Irwin Brown joined Alyeska Pipeline Service Company as its Alaska Native Program Director. She was most recently the director of the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Irwin Brown attended the University of Hawaii and Nagoya Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan, and holds a bachelor’s degree in management/international business from Alaska Pacific University. In 2016 she completed a master’s level Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program at Alaska Pacific University.
Irwin Brown
Irwin Brown
Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic
Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic welcomed hand and upper extremity surgeon Dr. Patricia Fox and foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ruben Fox to the practice.
Patricia Fox specializes in treating all injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Her surgical expertise includes arthroscopy, nerve repair and reconstruction, wrist and small joint fusion and replacement, fracture care and microsurgery, as well as elbow and shoulder replacement
 Patricia Fox
Patricia Fox
Rabun Fox provides expertise for foot and ankle care, including flatfoot deformity, sports and overuse injuries, and fracture management. He offers advanced surgical care, minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques, has trained extensively on total ankle replacements, and provides up-to-date options for his patients with ankle arthritis.
Rabun Fox
Rabun Fox
Blueprint Alaska
Blueprint Alaska named Cassi Campbell as the company’s first Account Executive. Campbell’s duties include managing social media, writing and editing content, providing event support, and media relations. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls with a bachelor’s degree in marketing communications with concentrations in broadcast journalism and psychology and is scheduled to complete her master’s degree in strategic communications this month from Purdue University.
SBA Alaska District
The US Small Business Administration Alaska District Office promoted Clark Bihag to Senior Area Manager for the SBA Fairbanks Office, which serves the Interior. Prior to joining the SBA, Bihag served for eight years in the US Air Force. He left the military and then worked for McKinley Capital Management before joining the SBA. Bihag received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Clark Bihag
Chris Yelverton has been promoted to Senior Payments Advisor with KeyBank Alaska’s Enterprise Commercial Payments Group. In this position, Yelverton collaborates with the Alaska Commercial Banking team to deliver solutions in the enterprise payments space and help the bank focus on expanding its market presence. Yelverton graduated with a bachelor of arts in finance from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.
Chris Yelverton
R&M Consultants
Stacey Frutiger, EIT, joined R&M Consultants as an Environmental Specialist in the firm’s Environmental Group. Frutiger will be responsible for environmental compliance tasks, including NEPA impact analyses, regulatory permitting, environmental baseline monitoring, Phase I/II environmental site assessments, general contaminated sites work, and storm water management. Frutiger has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a master’s in environmental engineering from University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Alaska Executive Search
Charles Sales joined the Alaska Executive Search team as a Certified Staffing Consultant with more than twenty years of experience in management and clinical occupational medicine.
Charles Sales
Surgery Center of Fairbanks
Keli Hite McGee has been appointed as Administrator at The Surgery Center of Fairbanks. Most recently Hite McGee served as chief human resources officer at the University of Alaska. Hite McGee’s background includes more than twenty years in communication, human resources, training and coaching, change management, and leadership consulting. She is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Keli Hite McGee
Hite McGee
Hughes White
Jenna Krohn and Brett Watts joined the firm of Hughes White Colbo Wilcox & Tervooren as Associate Attorneys.
Krohn graduated from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she twice made the Dean’s list and interned at the Municipality of Anchorage. She also worked full-time in human resources while attending law school. This work experience lends itself well to helping clients navigate difficult situations in employment law matters, as well as in insurance defense and family law.
Jenna Krohn
After graduating in 2008 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, Watts practiced criminal law (prosecution and defense), immigration law, family law, and general litigation. Watts left immigration law to spend more time in the courtroom, and now his practice focuses primarily on family law and litigation.
Brett Watts
Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute
Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute welcomed two new healthcare professionals.
Dr. Ahmed Sami Abuzaid graduated in general medicine and surgery from Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt. He recently completed an advanced echocardiography and cardiac imaging fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, and before that a cardiology fellowship at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/CCHS.
Dr. Ahmed Sami Abuzaid
Dr. Ryan McDonough completed his undergraduate schooling at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, where he graduated with a bachelor of science in 2001. Intrigued with military intelligence, he pursued that career before transitioning to medicine. In 2007, McDonough graduated with a degree in medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.
Ryan McDonough
Residential Mortgage
Residential Mortgage hired Chris Hamey as its new CFO. Hamey joins the company with fifteen years of experience in accounting and audit through his career in Alaska. Most recently he was the accounting manager at Chugach Alaska Corporation. Hamey holds bachelor degrees in English and accounting, both from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Chris Hamey
Marlena (Marty) Brewer has joined Ahtna Engineering Services as Senior Chemist. She has more than twenty years of professional experience in biomolecular research, environmental laboratory analysis, environmental consulting, and working in an environmental regulatory capacity. She earned a master’s degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas.
Marlena Brewer
Ahtna Environmental Business Development and Marketing Manager Lori Kropidlowski has achieved Foundation Certification through the Association of Professional Management Professionals, a national association dedicated to the process of winning business. She has more than twenty-five years of sales and marketing experience.
Lori Kropidlowski