Right Moves
BDO USA promoted James Doughty and Jake Kolipano to Assurance Partners. Previously, Doughty and Kolipano served as directors and have both been with the Anchorage office for more than thirteen years.
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Earlier this year, Joy Merriner was named Assurance Office Managing Partner. Merriner previously served as assurance partner and has been with the Anchorage office for seventeen years.
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Doughty, Kolipano, and Merriner join Kevin Van Nortwick, tax office managing partner; Bikky Shrestha, assurance partner; and Chad Estes, tax partner in leading more than eighty professionals locally. Collectively, the group has more than ninety years of experience serving Alaska businesses and the community.
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Northrim Bank
Northrim Bank hired Jonathan Tibbs as VP, Commercial Loan Officer–Fairbanks and promoted Jason Gentry to VP, Lending Branch Manager–Ketchikan.
Tibbs joins Northrim with more than fourteen years of experience in lending in Alaska. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Brigham Young University. A lifelong Alaskan, Tibbs is originally from North Pole and remains involved in the Fairbanks community.
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Gentry has been with Northrim Bank for one year and has more than seven years of experience in the finance industry. A lifelong Alaskan, he grew up in Utqiaġvik and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Gentry and his family have made Ketchikan their home for the past nine years and he volunteers his spare time within the Ketchikan youth athletic community.
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Tlingit & Haida
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska hired Jamie Shanley as Child Care Administrator for the Tribe’s new Little Eagles and Ravens Nest (LEARN) Child Care Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood/elementary education with a double minor in dance and history from Western Oregon University and master’s degree in early childhood development from Pacific Oaks College in California.
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Perseverance Theatre
Perseverance Theatre hired Leslie Ishii as its Artistic Director. Her years of organizational experience include serving as co-chair, organizer, and board member for the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists’ fifth and sixth national ConFest; founder and co-director for the National Cultural Navigation Theatre Project for the sustainability of theatres and artists of color; co-facilitator of the launch of the Theatre Communication Group’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute; and core faculty for artEquity.
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R&M Consultants
Russell Gingras, EIT, recently joined R&M Consultants as a Staff Engineer in the firm’s utilities group. Gingras will assist with planning and design of civil engineering projects, with an emphasis in utility design. Gingras brings two years of civil engineering experience to R&M, with experience in both public and private utility sectors including construction site inspections, utility conflict review, utility waivers and permitting, feasibility reviews, agency coordination for review, and inspection of wastewater projects. Gingras has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
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Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has selected three new executives.
Michelle Bradshaw has been selected to fill the Senior Vice President of IM Governance position. Bradshaw is an accomplished, senior-level leader with more than twenty years of experience in technology and project management. She previously held the position of vice president, IM applications.
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Laura Moore has been selected to fill the position of Vice President, IM applications. Moore has more than twenty years of experience in technology transformation and automation prior to joining Alaska USA as the applications group manager.
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Victoria Worley has been selected to fill the position of Vice President, Operations. Worley joins Alaska USA with more than fifteen years of Alaska financial institution experience and will oversee credit union operational functions.
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PND Engineers
PND Engineers announced the following new hires.
Don Brown has joined PND’s CAD group in Anchorage. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in science and technology from the University of Alaska Anchorage, an associate’s in electronics technology from the Community College of the Air Force, and an associate’s in computer science from Charter College. He retired from the Air Force, where he served as a satellite communications technician and was deployed to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during Operation Desert Storm. He has since worked as a telecommunications worker, computer assistant, electronics mechanic, network technician, AutoCad specialist, engineering technician, and adjunct professor teaching Autodesk, Microsoft Office, math, and safety classes.
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Lifelong Alaskan and University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate Levi Overbeck, PE, has joined PND’s Anchorage civil staff. Overbeck holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He spent three years at Jacobs Engineering in environmental and drainage design and modeling. One of his first assignments at PND is to bring his Bentley MicroStation experience to bear on Alaska DOT&PF and Federal Highway Administration projects. Overbeck’s educational emphasis was in Arctic water resources and hydrology; he spent two summers conducting hydrology studies at remote North Slope sites.
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Sarah Boeckman has joined PND’s Anchorage accounting staff. As a Project Accountant, she assists with project setup and reporting, billing and project closeouts, and other accounting functions as needed. Boeckman is a lifelong Alaskan and graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. She previously worked for Bristol Bay Industrial where she supervised project accounting and billing for Peak Oilfield Services.
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Alaska Communications
Alaska Communications named Laurie Butcher Chief Financial Officer. Butcher, who joined Alaska Communications in 1997, has served as senior vice president of finance since October 2015 and principal financial and accounting officer since November 2015. In addition to the Free Cash Flow growth and EBITDA margin expansion strategies, she leads SEC reporting, SOX compliance, accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and more. Butcher holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alaska and is a licensed CPA.
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Alaska Native Heritage Center
The Alaska Native Heritage Center has hired Emily “Keneggnarkayaaggaq” Edenshaw as Executive Director. As the ANHC executive director, Edenshaw provides sound organizational management and visionary leadership to ensure sustainable ANHC success. Edenshaw is a second year PhD indigenous studies student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She also holds an executive master of business administration degree in strategic leadership from Alaska Pacific University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communications from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
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Coffman Engineers
Coffman Engineers promoted Rob Wasserman to Department Manager for the new Anchorage Project Management group. Wasserman is a licensed civil and structural engineer with nearly thirteen years of experience. Over the past two years with Coffman, Wasserman has been actively involved in business development, project management, project engineering, client management, and structural design. In his new role Wasserman is responsible for mentoring and providing leadership to the project management group.
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