Right Moves
Alaska Business

Tasha Anderson, who has been with Alaska Business for seven years, has been promoted from associate editor to Associate Editor/Web Editor. In addition ongoing editorial responsibilities for the print magazine, she will be responsible for directing and managing content for the magazine’s newly redesigned website. Anderson earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wyoming.

Tasha Anderson
Holland & Knight
Christopher J. Slottee joined Holland & Knight as a Senior Counsel in the firm’s Anchorage office. Slottee is highly experienced in matters related to Alaska Native Corporations, Alaska Native Corporation Settlement Trusts, and tribal governments. He received a juris doctorate from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Utah.
Christopher J. Slottee
Resource Data
Resource Data hired Timothy Harrelson as a Programmer/Analyst at its Anchorage office. Harrelson recently graduated with his bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He previously worked as a programmer/analyst intern at the Alaska Railroad Corporation.
The company also hired Jay Burns as a Project Manager/Senior Analyst. Burns has a master’s in theatre from Michigan State University and a dual bachelor’s in industrial management and economics from Carnegie Mellon University. For the past nine years he’s worked as a support manager for Schroeder Consulting Service where he worked on software deployment and support for more than one hundred clients.
Jay Burns
Sitnasuak Financial Services
D.J. Webb has stepped up to a new leadership role as the General Manager of Sitnasuak Financial Services. Webb is a long-time employee and title-industry expert: for more than fifteen years she has worked with Fidelity Title Agency, a wholly-owned Sitnasuak subsidiary, to offer trusted title and escrow services. Webb will lead the title companies and financial services from the statewide branch headquartered in Anchorage.
D.J. Webb
Northrim Bank
Northrim Bank announced a new branch manager and two promotions.

William (Bill) Kurtz comes to Northrim Bank as AVP Branch Manager after working at KeyBank in Alaska for more than two years. He has thirty years of banking experience in the retail and investment divisions. Kurtz earned an associate’s degree in finance and holds Investment Licenses Series 6 and 63 as well as State of Alaska Annuity and Life Insurance.

William (Bill) Kurtz
Erika Bills has been promoted to Assistant VP, Business Banker III; she has been with Northrim Bank for twenty-three years where she has held a variety of roles. She holds American Bankers’ Association diplomas for general banking, commercial banking, consumer banking, and small business banking.
Erika Bills
Cindy Cheely has been promoted to Business Banker II. Cheely has been with Northrim Bank for ten years and has twenty-one years of experience in the financial services industry. She has worked in a variety of departments at Northrim including financial sales, lending, and retail banking.
Cindy Cheely
Shauna Thornton has been promoted to AVP, Branch Manager (Sitka). Thornton has been with Northrim Bank since 2017 and has more than six years of experience within the financial industry. She holds a master’s of public administration from the University of Alaska Southeast and is completing her PhD in organizational leadership from North Central University.
Shauna Thornton
ARECA Insurance Exchange
ARECA Insurance Exchange hired Don Maynor, CSP, as a Loss Control and Safety Specialist. In this role he will conduct loss control visits at various locations and focus on safety training and other matters for AIE and the Alaska Power Association. Maynor began his career in the Alaska electric utility industry in 2002 in the GVEA credit department. He earned his Certified Safety Professional designation in 2017.
Great Alaskan Holidays
Riley Simasko has recently been named as the Great Alaskan Holidays Service Writer; in his new position Simasko is directly responsible for the coordination of customer RV repair and service needs with the company’s entire sales, production, and technical teams. Prior to joining Great Alaskan Holidays, Simasko most recently held a position as an independent flooring contractor, where customer interactions were critical to his success.
Riley Simasko
Alutiiq Museum
Marlise Lee has been promoted to Alutiiq Museum’s Gallery Coordinator; her role includes developing events, stocking the store, and leading advertising efforts. Lee has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Colorado and experience working around the world.
Marlise Lee
The Koniag Board of Directors selected Ron Unger as CEO. Prior to being hired as the CEO, Unger served on the Koniag Board for fourteen years, with six years as Chairman. Twice during his time on the Board, Unger stepped in as acting CEO. In both instances, Koniag realized improved financial results and delivered increased shareholder benefits. Unger graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with an engineering degree and earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Chrystie Salesky has joined the Sitnasuak Native Corporation Shareholder Department as the Shareholder Relations Officer. Salesky started her career with Sitnasuak in 2011 as a summer intern. Later she was promoted to the Sitnasuak Foundation executive director until 2016.
Chrystie Salesky
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) hired Elliot J. Bruhl, MD, to assume the newly-created system wide position of Vice President/Chief Medical Officer. Bruhl will provide medical and clinical expertise and serve as a resource to SEARHC’s senior leadership, medical staff, and clinical employees. After receiving his bachelor of arts in geology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a master of science in hydrology from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, Bruhl earned his doctor of medicine from the University of Colorado in Denver.
R&M Consultants
Linnzi Doerr was promoted to Controller and Courtney Maillet to Project Accountant in R&M Consultant’s Accounting Group.
As controller, Doerr manages R&M’s financial accounting and integrated project reporting system. She has been with R&M since 2007 in the role of accounting supervisor and has seventeen years of business management and accounting experience. Doerr has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s of business administration, both from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Linnzi Doerr
Maillet joined R&M in 2011 as an accounting technician. She has twelve years of financial experience and is knowledgeable in all aspects of business accounting. Maillet’s responsibilities as project accountant include maintaining contract compliance, managing and reporting project financials and budgets, managing accounts receivable and payable, assisting with database configuration, and providing project management support for budgeting purposes.
Courtney Maillet
Enterprise Engineering
Enterprise Engineering promoted Gary Cain, PE, to President. Cain has been a Principal with the company since 1998 and brings thirty-seven years of engineering design and construction experience to the firm. Cain is based out of the company’s Anchorage office and has contributed his leadership and strong commitment to EEI’s continued success and growth over the past twenty-three years.
Gary Cain

SALT promoted Kelsi Swank to Director of Residential Design and Graphics. Swank has more than nine years of design and graphics experience and has been with SALT since 2014. Recently, Swank worked on a few prominent graphics installations throughout the Anchorage area, including a new graphic and bronze sculpture installation of Senator Ted Stevens at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Kelsi Swank