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Two top-level appointments announced at UA System


The University of Alaska System has promoted two longtime UA employees.

Erika Van Flein, formerly benefits administrator for UA Human
Resources, has been named director of benefits. She replaces Mike
Humphrey, who recently left the System Office to serve as executive
officer for UAA Chancellor Tom Case. Brandi Berg, formerly assistant
to Board of Regents’ Executive Officer Jeannie Phillips, has been
named to Phillips’ post. Phillips recently accepted a position in the
UAF Chancellor’s Office.

In the benefits position, Van Flein oversees employee benefits
administration, including health care, retirement, disability and life
insurance, for some 4,600 benefits-eligible employees across the
state. The lifelong Fairbanks resident joined the university in 1990,
working in University Relations at UAF. She earned her Bachelor of
Science degree from the University of Wisconsin.

In the regents’ position, Berg serves as primary support staff to the
Board of Regents, the 11-member governing body of the UA System. The
longtime Fairbanks resident joined UA in 2002, serving first at the UA
Foundation and then moving to the regents’ office in 2008. Prior to
joining UA she spent 19 years in the travel industry as a senior
travel consultant in Fairbanks.

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