Certification and New Hires at Ahtna
Lori A. Kropidlowski, CF APMP, recently achieved Foundation Certification through the Association of Professional Management Professionals (APMP). APMP is a national association dedicated to the process of winning business. Kropidlowski is the business development and marketing manager with Ahtna Environmental and has more than twenty-five years of A/E/C specific sales and marketing experience. She also holds her certification as a Certified Professional Services Marketer through the Society of Marketing Professional Services. Kropidlowski is active in several professional societies serving on the boards of directors for both the Society of Military Engineers and the National Association of Women in Construction.
Jason Sellars joins Ahtna Environmental as a Site Supervisor. Sellars has been an Alaskan resident for twenty-five years, the last twenty-three years in construction throughout Alaska. His main accomplishments have been directly involved in approximately 75 percent of the building and installation of all the wind turbines in the state. Sellars was the site foreman in more than forty self-standing terrestrial communication towers, linking western Alaska to the rest of the world with tele-medicine and high speed internet.
Ahtna Engineering Services is pleased to welcome Marlena (Marty) Brewer, Senior Chemist, to its team. She has more than twenty years of professional experience in biomolecular research, environmental laboratory analysis, environmental consulting, and working in an environmental regulatory capacity. Brewer holds a master of science degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Central Arkansas.
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Spreading the Word
When Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) first aired TV commercials featuring the tagline, “A Place That’s Always Been,” the reaction was surprising. Not only because they received numerous accolades and marketing awards for the campaign but because, at the time, it was rare for Alaska Native corporations to market themselves through the media.