Right Moves
Northrim Bank
Northrim Chairman, President, and CEO Joe Schierhorn announced the following individuals have been promoted:

  • Ryan Caldwell, SVP – Systems & Network Manager
  • Douglas Frey, SVP – Security & Business Continuity Manager & Information Security Officer
  • Josh King, SVP – Northrim Funding Services Division Manager
  • Nate Olmstead, SVP – Data Analytics Manager
  • Erick Stoeckle, SVP – Enterprise Architecture Manager
  • Craig Tiihonen, SVP – Treasury Services Director
  • Susan Stenstrom, VP – Corporate Secretary
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Caldwell was hired at Northrim in 2016. He has more than nineteen years of experience managing enterprise services, databases, security infrastructure, and networks, along with more than sixteen years of IT project management and leadership experience. Caldwell holds a master’s in computer information systems/information assurance and has earned several relevant professional certifications.
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Frey joined Northrim in 2017. He has more than thirty-five years of law-enforcement, risk management, anti-terrorism, force-protection, and information security experience. Frey holds a bachelor’s in homeland security and an associate’s criminal justice. He has numerous specialized training certifications in his fields of expertise.
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King has been with Northrim Bank since 2009. He has been the assistant division manager of Northrim Funding Services since 2014. King holds a juris doctorate of law from Widener University and recently graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School.
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Olmstead came to Northrim in 2015 and was promoted to data analytics manager in 2016. He has more than nineteen years of enterprise technical experience, including database engineering, data warehousing, business intelligence, and data management. Olmstead attended the Eastern Michigan University and earned several certifications in his fields of expertise.
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Stoeckle started at Northrim in 2012. He has more than twenty years of experience supporting large enterprise networks, systems, applications, storage, and security infrastructure. Stoeckle attended Brigham Young University and holds a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert certification in addition to multiple certifications in his areas of expertise.
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Tiihonen joins Northrim Bank with twelve years of banking and treasury management experience. He has an associate’s in business management and various industry certifications. Tiihonen served in the US Marine Corps.
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Stenstrom started at Northrim in 2008 as assistant corporate secretary and has more than forty-five years of experience in the financial industry. She has a wide range of experience in the financial industry and has held positions in regulatory compliance and examinations, insurance and related licensing, loan administration, and corporate documentation at the executive level.
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Gretchen Fauske recently earned an Advanced Design Thinking certificate from IDEO U, the educational arm of global design firm IDEO. As the associate director for the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development (UA CED), Fauske is already incorporating design thinking principles into her work and is especially excited about leading a month-long customer discovery workshop for entrepreneurs this summer.
McKinley Management
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Joseph Jacobson has been promoted to Vice President, Private Equity of McKinley Alaska Private Investment. Jacobson oversees the Na’-Nuk Investment Fund and its investments and is heavily involved in the firm’s Alaska Cargo and Cold Storage direct infrastructure investment. Jacobson brings nearly twenty years of Alaska business experience, with more than ten in leadership roles in Alaska’s leading industries. Jacobson received his master’s in international relations from City University of New York City College and his bachelor’s in outdoor studies from Alaska Pacific University.
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The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) has welcomed a new VP of Programs and Grants: Eleanor Huffines. Huffines was selected to lead the organization’s grants and programs team and initiatives, an integral part of how ACF supports nonprofits across Alaska. Huffines brings more than twenty-five years of leadership experience within Alaska’s nonprofit sector and most recently worked for Pew Charitable Trusts, where she spent the last eleven years focused on local grantmaking and equitable community engagement. Huffines has worked extensively with Indigenous peoples, industry, and governments to influence policies affecting the environment, food security, and well-being of Arctic residents.
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Newly elected Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson appointed Kenneth McCoy as APD’s Chief of Police. During his almost three decades of public service at APD, McCoy has risen steadily through the ranks, serving in command assignments in the Patrol Division, Detective Division, and Internal Affairs. He has extensive experience as a detective and a detective supervisor of violent crimes, including supervising the Special Victims Unit and handling sensitive cases having to do with sexual assault. He has served as Deputy Chief of Police for four years. Before arriving at APD, McCoy attended the New Mexico Military Institute where he received his commission into the United States Army in 1990. He served for ten years with the Alaska Army National Guard and received an Honorable Discharge, at the rank of Captain, in February of 2000. He holds a bachelor’s in justice from UAA and a criminal justice certificate from the University of Virginia. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, session 265, and the FBI National Executive Institute, session 42.
Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) promoted Nathaniel Betz to Director of Community Programs and hired Oscar Evon as Director of Regional Affairs.
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In his new role, Betz is responsible for managing operations and budget for economic development programming in the twenty Western Alaska villages that CVRF serves. This includes leading efforts in project management, employee coaching, data analysis, and facility management. Betz continues to serve as a key leader as CVRF reaches to develop thriving local economies in Western Alaska that create opportunities for current and future generations.
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As director of regional affairs, Evon leads the charge in establishing and maximizing communication between the residents, local governing bodies of CVRF’s twenty communities, and the company’s executive team, staff, and board of directors. Born and raised in Kwigillingok, Evon has a deep understanding of the unique challenges in rural Alaska, which will help him meet the needs of CVRF’s residents. Evon is familiar with CVRF and its vision to develop thriving local economies that create opportunities for current and future generations.
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Tyonek Tribal Conservation District (TTCD) announced Dr. Laurie Stuart has accepted the position of Executive Director. Stuart was chosen from a field of qualified applicants to join TTCD in its mission to conserve, enhance, and encourage the wise use of the natural resources, meeting the needs of district stakeholders and fostering cooperative relationships.

Stuart is an experienced nonprofit executive with more than ten years of leadership roles in science education, conservation, and nonprofit management. She comes to TTCD after serving as a director at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle and has previously held leadership positions at the Pratt Museum in Homer and at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward. She earned her doctorate from the University of Missouri, with an emphasis on sustainability, social justice, and participatory methods in natural resource management. She also holds a master’s from UAA.