Tim Woolston Hired as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Alaska USA FCU
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has appointed Tim Woolston as their new Senior Vice President of Marketing.
Woolston is a seasoned, senior-level leader who joins the credit union with more than thirty years of experience in the marketing, advertising, and communications industries. His previous experience includes president and owner of a marketing and public relations firm, corporate communications director, and as managing editor and anchor for Channel 2 News in Anchorage.
Woolston will oversee Alaska USA’s marketing and member engagement strategies, including research and analysis, brand oversight, product and service marketing, and membership growth.
“As Alaska USA membership expands into new areas, it’s important to have a communications expert like Tim to help provide a great credit union experience for members,” said Wayne Bailey, executive vice president and CXO, operations. “In addition to his extensive credentials, Tim has proven himself to have a real penchant for comprehensive, strategic planning skills that are well suited to aid in Alaska USA’s growth.”
In This Issue
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.