Alaska Business welcomes Arie Henry
to our team as Digital & Social Media
Strategist. Henry is responsible for providing a cohesive digital presence and
facilitating online engagement via the
Alaska Business website, digital app,
e-newsletters, and social media platforms. Prior to joining Alaska Business,
Henry worked in the agency side of digital marketing, forming
brand strategies and developing content. He graduated cum
laude from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a BAA
in marketing and management and currently serves on the
board of the American Marketing Associations’ Alaska chapter.
Ben Holmstrom, PLS, is now a professional land surveyor in the state
of Alaska. He successfully passed the
required exams for licensure, including
the National Council of Examiners for
Engineering and Surveying Professional
Surveying Examination and Alaska
Land Surveying Examination.
Holmstrom joined R&M in July 2013 as a Survey
Technician. He has more than six years of progressively
responsible surveying experience, having worked as an
instrument person and survey party chief.
Holmstrom holds a BS in Geomatics from the
University of Alaska Anchorage. He grew up in Kodiak and
has lived in Alaska most of his life. Holmstrom loves Alaska
and the outdoors. He spends his leisure time hunting,
snowboarding and biking.
Schneider Structural Engineers
John Oldfield has obtained his Alaska Professional
Registered Structural Engineer (SE) license. He joined
Schneider Structural Engineers in May 2011, earning his
Alaska Professional Registered Engineer license in civil
engineering in December of 2015.
During his six and a half years with the firm, Oldfield
has provided project management and structural engineering for some of the firm’s most significant Alaska
projects. These include the 105,000-square-foot Alaska
Airlines Hangar, currently under construction and highly
visible at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport;
the CIRI Headquarters Building on Fireweed; and the
newly-opened 30,000-square-foot Anchorage Museum
Expansion. Oldfield received a BS in civil engineering from
the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2011.
Quintillion named Timothy Leybold
as CFO. Leybold began his career as a
CPA with an international accounting
firm and holds an MBA in Finance. He
has more than twenty-five years of
financial leadership experience and
was previously CFO for Till Capital Ltd.,
ICO Global Communications, Port
Blakely Companies, and RLC Industries. Leybold oversees
accounting, budgeting, risk management, and treasury
functions and is responsible for Quintillion’s financial
reporting to investors and lenders.
RE/MAX Dynamic Properties welcomed Betsy Mehler, who is a fourth
generation Alaskan with strong family
roots in the community. Mehler has
worked with a variety of real estate brokerages throughout Anchorage and is
pursuing her career in real estate sales.
The company also welcomed
David Matthys. Matthys came to Alaska
in 2008 and worked in the fitness
industry and is pursuing his career in
real estate sales. He was born in the
Congo and lived in Belgium.
Business Insurance Associates
Sheba Su’esu’e, an account manager with Business Insurance
Associates, earned her professional certification in construction insurance from the International Risk Management
Institute (IRMI). Completing the five courses necessary,
Su’esu’e is now a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist
with IRMI and is a licensed property and casualty broker
in the state of Alaska with Business Insurance Associates.
The certification process includes courses on contracts,
construction risk management, and various contractor
insurance coverages such as liability, workers comp, auto,
builders risk, and surety.
Landye Bennett Blumstein
The law firm of Landye Bennett Blumstein announced that
attorney Michelle Boutin has joined the firm’s Anchorage
Boutin focuses her practice on bankruptcy, collections
and creditor’s rights, civil litigation, and construction law.
She received a BS (with honors) from the University of Alaska
Fairbanks and a JD from Hamline University School of Law.
Boutin is a member of the Alaska
Bar Association, the Anchorage Bar
Association, and past attorney representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial
Conference. She is admitted to practice
for the Alaska State Bar, Federal District
Court, District of Alaska, and the Ninth
Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) named vice
president of Engineering Clark Hopp
to the position of COO, overseeing rail
transportation, engineering, mechanical,
safety, and grant administration functions.
Hopp has led the railroad’s
Engineering Department since February
2013. He joined ARRC in 2001 as a capital
projects manager and in 2003 he became manager, civil
projects. In 2011, Hopp was promoted to director of special
projects, overseeing the two mega rail extension projects:
Port MacKenzie Rail Extension and Northern Rail Extension,
Phase One. Hopp earned a degree in construction engineering technology from Iowa Western College.
Alaska Federal Credit Union
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union appointed two individuals to executive level positions.
Jessica Graham has been selected
to fill the new position of Senior Vice
President, General Counsel. Graham
comes to Alaska USA with fourteen
years of in-house corporate law
experience, most recently as general
counsel/chief compliance officer,
Koniag Native Corporation. Graham
also clerked for the Chief Justice of the US Court of
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Graham holds a degree
in law from the Law School of Duke University and has
served on the board of the Alaska Bar Association.
Tom Newins has been selected
to fill the position of Chief Operations
Officer. Newins comes to Alaska USA
with more than twenty-five years of
executive-level credit union experience,
including president and CEO of a credit
union with more than $1 billion in assets.
Newins holds a degree in
accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder
and graduated with honors from the Western CUNA
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