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Northrim Bank
Northrim Bank announced personnel changes at three branches in Alaska.

Lindsey Atkins was promoted to Branch Manager of Northrim’s Jewel Lake branch. Atkins has nine years of experience in the financial industry, with five of those years spent at Northrim. Her education includes time at North Idaho College and UAA. Atkins also serves as an active volunteer in the Anchorage community.

David Byrne has been named Commercial Loan Officer at Northrim’s Juneau Financial Center. Byrne comes to Northrim with twenty-one years of experience at financial institutions throughout Alaska. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UAA.

Loren Olsen joins Northrim as Vice President and Lending Branch Manager. Olsen has twenty years of lending experience in Alaska and Montana. While earning his masters of business administration from California State University, Fullerton, he also gained experience working in corporate finance. Olsen previously served as a board member for the local Chamber of Commerce, Home Builders Association, and Realtor’s Association.

Department of Law
The State of Alaska’s Department of Law selected Brittany Dunlop, currently the Deputy District Attorney in Anchorage, to succeed John Novak as District Attorney following Novak’s retirement. Dunlop received her bachelor’s in political science and government from UAA before attending law school at Hamline University School of Law in Minnesota. Dunlop joined the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office in the Misdemeanor Unit in 2006 and worked her way up to supervising the Anchorage Sexual Assault Unit.
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Landye Bennett Blumstein
Landye Bennett Blumstein (LBB) announced five new changes at the law firm.
LBB promoted Michelle L. Boutin to Partner in January. Boutin received a bachelor of science from UAF and a juris doctorate from Hamline University. Boutin is a member of the Alaska Bar Association and has been an active participant and past chair or co-chair of the Bankruptcy Section of the Anchorage Bar Association for thirty years, past board member of the Anchorage Bar Association, and past attorney representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.
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Lauren Sommer Boskofsky also achieved Partner status in January. She joined LBB as an associate in September 2013. Boskofsky focuses her practice on commercial real estate, Alaska Native law, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional work. She received her bachelor of arts from Loyola University and a juris doctorate from Gonzaga University. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Deputy Presiding Judge Vanessa White of the Alaska Superior Court at Palmer.
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Benjamin W. Spiess is the third member to reach Partner status with LBB, after joining the firm in 2018. Spiess has practiced law in the Pacific Northwest since 2010, focusing his practice on Alaska Native law—including ANCSA—and real estate and corporate transactions. Spiess received his juris doctorate from Boston College. He is licensed to practice in Alaska and Washington State.
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David A. Wilkinson joined LBB in April as an Associate. Wilkinson was educated at UAF before continuing to study law at Seattle University, where he graduated second in his class. He began his legal career clerking for Justice Winfree at the Alaska Supreme Court in 2012.
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LBB Partner Adolf Zeman has been appointed to the Anchorage Superior Court. Zeman was selected from a group of individuals nominated by the Alaska Judicial Council to fill the seat of retiring Judge Michael L. Wolverton. Zeman joined LBB as an associate in 2012 and became a partner in July 2013.
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Cornerstone General Contractors
Cornerstone General Contractors welcomes Sheila Hill as Vice President of Finance. Hill joins Cornerstone with broad experience in corporate and operational finance including more than twenty years of experience working in Alaska. She began her career in public accounting, serving as controller for several Alaska Native corporation firms and subsidiaries, and most recently served as chief financial officer for another Alaska construction company. Hill double majored with bachelors’ in accounting and management from Fort Lewis College and later continued her education at Dartmouth.
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DCI Engineers
DCI Engineers promoted John Oldfield to Senior Project Manager in its Anchorage office. Since joining the firm, Oldfield has taken on project management responsibilities for a variety of projects throughout the state. His current projects include the Homer Police Station, Bartlett Regional Hospital Behavioral Health Facility, and Medline Warehouse. Oldfield is also a member of the in-house steel and aluminum technical committee.
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University of Alaska
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen named Matthew Cooper as the university’s next General Counsel. Cooper joined the Office of the General Counsel in December 2011 as associate general counsel. Prior to joining the university, Cooper was in private practice at the Anchorage and Fairbanks offices of Guess & Rudd. Cooper attended college at the University of Puget Sound in Seattle where he received his bachelor’s in politics and government, later receiving his juris doctorate from the University of Washington. Cooper serves on the bar associations for both Washington State and Alaska.
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Mat-Su Health FoundationMat-Su Health Foundation
Kelly Lewis joins The Mat-Su Health Foundation as its new Chief Operating Officer. In her role as chief operating officer, Lewis directly oversees human resources, information technology, office management, building operations, and contract management for the foundation. Lewis was previously CEO of her own consulting firm, specializing in leadership, management, and technical training for public and private sector clients. Prior to that she worked for the Municipality of Anchorage as director of organizational development and deputy director of property appraisal. She holds a doctorate of management in organizational leadership from the University of Phoenix, a masters of business administration from Willamette University, and a bachelor’s from Lewis and Clark College.
First National Bank Alaska
The state’s largest locally owned community bank announced a variety of promotions and new additions to its team.
First National Bank Alaska promoted Sheila Lomboy to Lending Unit Team Leader at the U-Med Branch. Lomboy possesses more than a decade of commercial lending experience and specializes in Small Business Administration 504 loans, Bureau of Indian Affairs guaranty loans, and meeting the financial needs of Alaska Native entities and nonprofit organizations.
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The bank named Laura Asgari as Investment Management Officer and Wealth Management Officer. Asgari has worked in financial advising for more than thirty years and is both a retirement income certified professional and a wealth management certified professional.
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James Estes joins Anchorage’s First National team as a security officer. He holds a bachelor’s in criminal justice, an associate’s in law enforcement, and an advanced police certificate from the Alaska Police Standards Council.

Marc Guevarra has been banking in Alaska for almost two decades and joins First National as a loan officer. Guevarra will be based at the Valley Centre Branch in Juneau. He received his bachelor’s in business administration from UAA.

The Anchorage First National team also welcomes Carmen Maldonado as a Mortgage Loan Originator. In addition to being a member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, Maldonado has a bachelor’s in organizational management and an associate’s in business administration.

The bank’s corporate headquarters welcomes Assistant Vice President Michelle Weiss. Weiss is an accredited mortgage professional with a decade of experience. Weiss is president of the Alaska Mortgage Bankers Association and the director of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women in Anchorage.

Credit Union 1
Credit Union 1 named Evan Mulcahy as its new Director of Innovation. In his new role, Mulcahy is responsible for evaluating operational issues and goals and will drive change via innovation, technology, and user-centered solution development. Mulcahy was previously hired by Credit Union 1 in 2013 as a staff trainer, and he later served as digital communications specialist, innovation strategist, and marketing manager before pursuing other local opportunities. He rejoined the credit union in February 2020 via his new role as director of innovation. Mulcahy is a UAA graduate, with a degree in economics.
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