First National Bank Alaska
First National Bank Alaska appointed
five Alaskans to new branch manager
roles. All five banking experts are
responsible for consumer loans,
branch operations, customer service,
and business development.
Julie Aloysius returns to First
National more than twenty years
after starting her career as a teller at
the bank. She was appointed Branch
Manager at the Dimond Branch in
South Anchorage. Aloysius has worked
in the financial industry for twenty-seven years.
Five years into his banking career,
Ryan Bargelski was appointed Branch
Manager at the North Star Branch on
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. He’s
worked for First National as a teller,
branch support representative, and
Jason Brown takes over at the
Kuskokwim Branch in Bethel. His
connection to rural Alaska runs deep.
Growing up, he lived all around the
state while his father worked as a
banker in various Alaska communities.
Almost three years after helping
open the bank’s U-Med Branch, Kippy
Lane will now manage the South
Center Branch in midtown Anchorage.
She has worked for the bank for more
than t wenty-six years, including time in
Anchorage, Bethel, and Kenai.
With more than nine years of
banking experience, Danielle Nicklos
made the move to the Muldoon Branch
from the North Star Branch. Nicklos
previously worked as a teller, customer service representative, personal
banker, and operations supervisor.
Alaska Business Week
Alaska Business Week selected Andy Rogers as the pro-
gram’s Executive Director. Rogers is a lifelong Alaska
entrepreneur. He founded the Anchorage-based tech-
nology firm PangoMedia. Today, he and his wife Zuzana
are co-owners of Advanced Physical Therapy with clinics
in many Alaska communities. Rogers served on the Alaska
Chamber Board of Directors when AB W was created. His
long service to the program as volunteer, mentor, and
board member lends an understanding that will help the
entrepreneurial program to thrive and grow.
Anchorage District Court
Governor Bill Walker announced two new appointments
to the Anchorage District Court, Michael Franciosi and
Franciosi currently serves as
Glennallen magistrate judge and
superior court master, where he
has provided coverage for Valdez,
Cordova, and other areas in the Third
Judicial District since 2014. Prior
to that, he was in a private general
practice for twenty-three years, which
included both criminal and civil law. Franciosi graduated
from Creighton University School of Law in 1991.
McCrea has practiced law for
more than fifteen years and currently
serves as a Magistrate Judge/Standing
Master in Anchorage Superior Court.
She graduated from Mitchell Hamline
School of Law in 2001 and clerked for
US District Court Magistrate Judge
John M. Mason before taking a position
with the Minnesota State Board of Public Defense. Prior
to her current position, McCrea worked for nine years as
a trial lawyer with the Alaska Public Defender Agency in
Bethel, where she also served as a supervising attorney.
Ravn Air Group reorganized its senior
management team. Steve Jackson,
Chief Financial Officer, is a licensed
CPA with extensive experience in the
aviation industry and has held CFO
roles at four different airlines including
Mesa Air Group, Reno Air, Hawaiian
Airlines, and ERA Aviation, which later
became a part of Ravn.
George Snyder, Acting Chief
Operating Officer & Executive Vice
President of Safety, is a highly expe-
rienced airline pilot and airline safety
executive who worked for US Airways,
Korean Airlines, and a number of
other airlines around the world. His
specialties in the airline industry are
in operations, safety, quality assurance, and regulatory
compliance. Prior to joining Ravn, Snyder was Chairman
and CEO of the GHS Aviation Group, one of only seven
IATA accredited airline safety auditing teams in the world.
Len Sloper, Senior Vice President
of Airports, Cargo, and Real Estate,
grew up in Juneau and brings to Ravn
more than twenty-five years of aviation
operations experience and has worked
for major carriers and airports such as
Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, and Fiji
Airways. Before leaving Alaska Airlines,
Sloper was the general manager of its Los Angeles station,
the company’s second largest operation.
George Nichols, Chief Information
Officer, has nearly thirty years’ experience in information technology,
infrastructure, and operations, the
last ten of which were at companies
such as American Airlines, Envoy,
Brinks, Cadbury Schwepps, and,
most recently, as vice president of
Information Technology at Hawaii Island Air, the wholly-owned airline of Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle.
Wendy Yow, Vice President of
Human Resources, is a seven-year
veteran of Ravn. Yow has more than
twenty years of experience as an HR
professional at different companies in
Alaska. She earned both a bachelor’s
degree and an MBA with a focus in HR
management. She also has CHRM and
Alaska Mental Health
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority named Mike
Abbott as CEO. Abbott is a long-time Alaskan with a
distinguished public service career. Abbott will oversee
both the Trust Land Office and the Mental Health Trust
Authority office in his role as CEO.
Office of the Governor
Governor Bill Walker appointed Leslie Ridle as
Commissioner of the Department of Administration.
Ridle previously served as the department’s Deputy
Commissioner and has been Acting Commissioner since
former Commissioner Sheldon Fisher transitioned to the
Department of Revenue. Ridle is a lifelong Alaskan who
grew up in Douglas and Anchorage. Her professional
background includes teaching, as well as government
service in Anchorage, Washington, DC, and Juneau.
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