Alaska Business welcomes Kathryn
Mackenzie as its new Managing Editor.
Mackenzie’s editorial career spans
more than two decades and numerous
publications and industries including
healthcare, commodities, finance,
and business for HC Pro Inc., Dun &
Bradstreet, Miller Freeman, RANE Corp., and many more.
Now living in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Mackenzie
is originally from San Francisco where she attended San
Francisco State University to receive her undergraduate
degree in Journalism. Along with her writing and editorial
work, Mackenzie is a social media strategist who has served
as Social Media Manager for numerous firms.
Bristol Bay Industrial Fuels
Bristol Bay Industrial (BBI) announced the
appointment of Bob Cox as president
and CEO of newly-formed member
company Bristol Bay Industrial Fuels.
Cox is a twenty-two year veteran of
the downstream fuel industry, having
held senior management positions at
Crowley Fuels and Petro Marine Services.
In his new role, Cox will have executive oversight of BBI
member companies, Bristol Alliance Fuels and PetroCard,
and will be responsible for developing and executing a
strategic plan to grow BBI’s fuels sales and distribution. Cox
holds a Master of Science in Transportation Engineering
from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in
Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Alaska Executive Search
Alaska Executive Search has hired
Courtney Otero as a Talent Acquisition
professional. Otero will be directly
responsible for the medical recruitment
division at AES serving hundreds of
private offices, clinics, and hospitals
state wide. She is committed to
helping military spouses and veterans
find employment. Otero possesses her
Master of Arts Degree in Healthcare
Leadership Communication and
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations
with a minor in Marketing.
The company also announced
Cherissa Weiland has joined their team
in the role of Customer Champion.
Weiland’s work history has focused on the telecommunications industry, working in her hometown of Kotzebue. She
earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
and Management. Weiland brings to AES a fresh and
delightful spirit, helping to make her team provide excellent
service to candidates and clients alike.
RE/MAX Dynamic Properties is pleased to welcome Justin
Milette and Pat Brooker to the team.
Milette is a lifelong Alaskan who grew up in East
Anchorage. After graduating from East High, he went to
college at UAF and Columbia Southern University earning
an Associate degree in Fire Science/Occupational Health and
Safety. He worked as a police officer for the State of Alaska and
is currently a firefighter for The Anchorage Fire Department.
Brooker was born and raised in Alaska. He recently
graduated from UAA with a BBA in Marketing and previous studies in psychology. He has a diverse professional background, spanning from events coordinator to
bike mechanic. He will be working at RE/MAX Dynamic
Properties with the Barrett Real Estate Group.
National Park Service Alaska Region
Two senior managers have been named to positions in
the Alaska Region of the National Park Service.
Susanne Fleek-Green will be the
new Superintendent of Lake Clark
National Park and Preserve, a four million
acre unit southwest of Anchorage.
Fleek-Green has served as Anchorage
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s chief of staff
and was previously state director for
US Senator Mark Begich. In that role
she oversaw Senator Begich’s six offices around the state.
Fleek-Green has a BA and Masters of Public Policy from the
University of California, Berkeley.
Christina Caswell is the new Associate
Regional Director for Administration, an
Anchorage-based position that leads
contracting, human resources, budget,
concessions and information technology
programs. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree
in Business Administration and a Master’s
Degree in Workplace Learning and
Department of Law
The Department of Law announced the appointment of
Angie Kemp as the new Juneau District Attorney. Kemp
is a life-long Alaskan who began her career in the Juneau
District Attorney’s office as an office assistant. After her
second year in law school, she returned as a legal intern.
Following her graduation from the Seattle University
School of Law in 2008, Kemp joined the Juneau District
Attorney’s office as an assistant district attorney. Kemp has
prosecuted offenses ranging from residential burglaries
to homicides and sexual assaults.
Credit Union 1
Credit Union 1 announced Melissa
Aningayou has been promoted to the
position of branch manager at the
credit union’s Abbott Branch. In her new
position, Aningayou will be responsible
for the daily operations of Credit Union
1’s Abbott Branch. She will oversee the
branch’s standards for quality in providing service to its
members, while ensuring compliance of state and federal
regulations and internal policies.
Denali Federal Credit Union
Nichole Kennedy has joined Denali
Federal Credit Union Investment
Services, available through CUSO
Financial Services, as a Financial Advisor.
Kennedy is responsible for creating,
developing, and executing short and
long term financial strategies customized to meet client needs. Kennedy
is Series 7, 63, 65, licensed and an Insurance licensed professional with thirteen years of experience as a financial advisor.
Resource Data has hired Lynelle Davis as
AP/AR Specialist to their corporate office
in Anchorage. Davis recently graduated
with her Associate of Arts in Business
Management from Alaska Pacific
University and has her Business Offices
Specialist Degree from Alaska Career
College. Most recently Davis worked
as a program assistant for The CIRI
Foundation, where she worked with
Resource Data on The CIRI Foundation’s
The company has also hired Carol
Campbell Taunuu as a Business Analyst
to their Anchorage Branch. Taunuu
recently graduated with her Bachelor
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