Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Announces New Executive Placements
Anchorage—Alaska USA Federal Credit Union began the new year by promoting four team members to its executive team.
Wayne Bailey has been selected to fill the new position of Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer. Bailey has more than 25 years of experience with Alaska USA in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Chief Lending Officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Scott Hansen has been selected for the position of Chief Lending Officer. Hansen has more than 40 years of consumer lending and collection experience, and has been with Alaska USA for more than 13 years, most recently as Executive Director, Consumer Lending. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Utah.
Jessica Graham has been promoted to fill the position of Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel. Graham has more than 15 years of in-house corporate law experience, most recently as Senior Vice President, General Counsel. Graham also clerked for the Chief Justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, holds a degree in Law from the Law School of Duke University, and has served on the board of the Alaska Bar Association.
Maria Quick has been selected for the position of Senior Vice President, Accounting and Treasury. Quick has more than 13 years of industry experience, and most recently held the position of Manager, Finance and Accounting. Quick is a licensed CPA with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Northwest Nazerene University.
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.