Right Moves
Alaska Railroad
The Alaska Railroad promoted Sean Mesloh to Chief Mechanical Officer. Mesloh began his railroad career nearly two decades ago in December 2000; he moved up the ranks and in 2019 took on his most recent position as the manager of motive power and equipment for the railroad.

Mesloh earned an associate degree in fire science and hazardous material control from UAF.

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Alaska USA
Chris Brown has been selected to fill the position of Executive Director, Consumer Lending. In that role, some of Brown’s responsibilities include ensuring the efficiency, effectiveness, and control of operations while assisting with the credit union’s goals and strategies.

Brown is an accomplished leader with more than twenty-five years of industry experience, including twelve years with Ford Motor Credit Company. He has been employed with Alaska USA since 2017, most recently as senior vice president, special credits.

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R&M Consultants
AJ Behm recently joined R&M Consultants as a Staff Engineer in the firm’s Surface Transportation Group. Behm will assist with planning and design of civil engineering projects, with an emphasis in roadways, pedestrian facilities, and utility relocations. Behm brings a background in construction to his work at R&M. During college breaks, he interned for Knik Construction and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Behm has a bachelor’s in civil engineering from UAF.
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David Carlson and Peter Yoo recently passed the Principles & Practice of Engineering exam, gaining their Professional Civil Engineer licenses. Carlson has been with R&M since 2014. He is a Project Engineer in R&M’s Surface Transportation Group and has worked on a variety of transportation projects, including road improvements, pavement preservation, and traffic safety improvements. Carlson is currently involved with the Muldoon Road: DeBarr to E 36th Ave Pavement Preservation project, where he is providing design for pavement, safety improvements, pedestrian and bike accommodations, and utility relocations. Carlson has a bachelor’s in civil engineering from UAA. He is also a member of the Alaska Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
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Yoo is a Project Engineer in R&M’s Construction Administration Group where he provides construction document review, quality control oversight, and a variety of inspections during construction. He has worked on numerous airport and highway construction projects throughout the state since joining R&M in 2012. Yoo is currently involved with the Aniak Airport Runway Shift and Toksook Bay Airport and Access Road Rehabilitation projects. He has a bachelor’s in civil engineering from UAA.
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Alaska Peninsula Corporation
The Alaska Peninsula Corporation (APC) appointed Brad Angasan to the position of President. Angasan has been with APC for nearly fifteen years and has served in several roles and capacities. Originally from South Naknek, Angasan is an APC descendent-shareholder and represents the next generation of Native leaders at APC.

In addition to corporate governance, Angasan oversees government and business relations and continues to oversee development of APC’s 400,000 acres of land assets throughout the Bristol Bay region.

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Jake Slingsby has been named Vice President and Commercial Banking Manager with KeyBank’s Fairbanks team. In this role, he provides advice that is aligned to the clients business objectives and lifecycle, underwrites complex credits, develops new business, and builds strong relationships with prospects. With more than fourteen years of commercial and business banking experience, Slingsby has held several positions of increasing responsibility.

Slingsby earned his bachelor’s in business administration, finance, economics, and management from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and his master’s from the University of Montana in Missoula.

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The board of directors of Goldbelt selected McHugh Pierre to serve as its next President and CEO. He has filled this role in an interim capacity since April 2019. Pierre joined Goldbelt in March 2015 as vice president of Alaska Operations. Prior to joining Goldbelt, Pierre owned and operated Quantum Communications, a public relations and government affairs firm. In addition, he has served as deputy commissioner and director of public and government Affairs at the State of Alaska’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, as well as director of public relations in the Office of Governor Frank Murkowski when he was in office.
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Crowley Fuels
Trish Skoglund has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Supply for Crowley Fuels. As a key member of the Alaska executive team, she is responsible for the strategic oversight of fuel sales and supply for customers statewide. Skoglund is based in Anchorage and has spent the last twelve years in the oil and gas industry in Alaska. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Portland State University and a master’s in global business from University of Portland. Skoglund holds a Project Management Professional certificate.
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Codie Costello is the new President and COO of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts (ACPA). In 2005 Costello started working with the ACPA as director of development. She went on to work at Alaska Dance Theatre and Spawn Ideas before rejoining ACPA as vice president, strategic development and communications in the summer of 2018. Costello received an MFA in directing from the Actors Studio in New York City and her bachelor’s degree in theatre arts management from San Jose State University.
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Northrim Bank
Northrim Bank announced several promotions within the Retail Banking and Credit Administration departments.

Chris Chambos was promoted to AVP, Retail Investment Services Manager; he has been with Northrim Bank for nearly nine years and has sixteen years of experience in the financial industry. He is a licensed investment advisor representative and insurance agent with the bank. In his new role, based out of Northrim’s Eastside Community Branch in Anchorage, Chambos will help with the overall direction of Northrim Investment Services to include retention and asset growth under management.

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Maureen Swartwood has been promoted to AVP, Branch Manager II at the Southside Financial Center. She joined Northrim bank in 2018 with fifteen years of experience in the financial industry. Swartwood started as a teller and worked in various positions to become a branch manager at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union. Swartwood moved to Alaska after growing up in Fiji.
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Northrim Bank has also hired long-time Kodiak resident Mark Anderson a VP–Commercial Loan Officer IV; he will be located at the bank’s new Loan Production Office in Kodiak.
Anderson joins Northrim with twenty-two years of experience in the financial industry. He worked as a vice president and branch manager in Seward and Kodiak. Most recently, Anderson was the CFO for Brechan Construction in Kodiak, beginning in 2014. He holds a bachelor of arts from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Christina Clayton has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager II at the Eastside Community Branch; she has been with Northrim Bank since 2016 and has nearly five years of experience in the financial industry. Before joining Northrim, she had more than thirty years of experience in retail sales management. Clayton holds an occupational associate degree in retail management.
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James Larson, promoted to AVP, Special Credits Officer II, joined Northrim in 2019 with six years of experience in the financial industry. He has worked at financial institutions in Alaska and Nevada and attended UAA.
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