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UMIAQ Hires New Marketing and Communications Manager


Cindy Shake

PHOTO: Courtesy of UMIAQ

Richard Reich, General Manager for UMIAQ has announced that Cindy Shake has joined their team as Marketing and Communications Manager. During the past year Shake served as the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) Marketing and Communications Specialist for the UIC Anchorage Corporate office. As a life-long Alaska resident Ms. Shake earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Alaska Pacific University. Her work includes large scale public art sculptures and is an award award-winning graphic designer, strategist, and communications director who has run a successful design business for over 20 years.  Committed to public service, Shake was appointed by the office of the mayor as a member of the Downtown Anchorage Advisory Group for the Downtown Anchorage Comprehensive Plan and she is a founding member and is on the board of directors for the Spenard Farmers Market. The Cook Inlet Literacy Council awarded her the Citizens Literacy Award for Outstanding Contributions Toward the Promotion of Literacy and Shake is a current member of the Public Relations Society of America and the American Marketing Association.


UMIAQ is a member of the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC)  family of companies. UMIAQ provides resource development services, design, consulting, logistics and science support while understanding the politics, culture, land use issues, regulations and environmental conditions related to industrial and community development in the arctic and subarctic Alaska. These services include architecture, engineering, regulatory planning, stakeholder relations, surveying, geospatial analysis, response planning and operations, onshore and offshore spill prevention, arctic science support, logistics, local traditional knowledge and full-service camps. UMIAQ works to ensure project needs are safely and successfully met.

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