Welcome to Right Moves! Every day in the Last Frontier Alaskans are finding new positions, moving up the ranks at their current employer, or pursuing professional development through ongoing education and certifications. We’re pleased to share all of this positive career movement whenever we can, so here you’ll find Alaska-based job hires, promotions, and professional certifications.
And since people are the foundation of every business, in HR Matters we’ve asked local experts to offer their guidance on human resource trends, issues, and best practices, as well as listing articles from around the state about what businesses—and their employees—are doing to keep the focus on the people.
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen has named Matthew Cooper as the university’s next General Counsel. Cooper’s appointment will follow the…
John Oldfield has been promoted to Senior Project Manager in the Anchorage office. Since joining the firm, Oldfield has taken on project management responsibilities for residential, warehouse, municipal, and remodel projects throughout Alaska.
Mark D. Anderson recently joined R&M Consultants as the firm’s Group Manager of Structural Engineering. Anderson has forty years of Alaska experience…
Attorney General Kevin Clarkson has selected Brittany Dunlop, currently the Deputy District Attorney in Anchorage, to be the Anchorage District Attorney. Dunlop is a lifelong Alaskan, having graduated from Lathrop High School in Fairbanks and thereafter receiving her...
Cornerstone General Contractors welcomes Sheila Hill as Vice President of Finance. In her position, Hill will lead the firm’s accounting and finance…
Northrim Bank is proud to announce the promotion of a variety of employees throughout the Bank. Amber Zins has been promoted to EVP–Chief Administrative Officer.
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Jeremy Field, regional administrator for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Pacific Northwest Administrator—which includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington—has been traveling Alaska this week.
In This Issue
Alaska’s Giving Pipeline
Few large foundations support “the general good” or social service projects in Alaska, so the Last Frontier has a pretty thin philanthropic layer, according to United Way of Anchorage Vice President Cassandra Stalzer. However, the oil and gas industry has a history of stepping in and filling the gaps in Alaska communities by providing money and volunteers for myriad charitable efforts in the state.