Brice Environmental Services
A team of professionals joined Brice Environmental
Services Corporation, subsidiary of Calista
Corporation, in its new Anchorage office.
Patricia Johnston, Director of Administration,
has business operations experience that spans
from working as a control accountant for a major
oil company for seventeen years; eight years as
VP of finance and administration for a large Alaska
program management firm; and six years with an
Ieti Sagiao, Contracts Manager, has over twenty-eight years working in the public, private, and federal
sectors managing over $500 million in federal and
commercial contracts, having served up to nine
Alaska Native corporation subsidiaries simultaneously; eight years as a senior contracts administrator
with CH2M HILL; contract administrator with Earth
Tech in Honolulu; and nineteen years as a warranted
contracting specialist in the US Air Force.
Dylan Hickey, Geospatial Specialist, has six
years’ experience as a surveyor, GIS specialist,
and CAD operator. He has served the Alaska
Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
and most recently an 8(a) native corporation.
Scotty Mann, Geologist, PG, CPG, is a
Hydrogeologist with more than nine years’ experience supporting complex site characterizations,
investigations, and remedial actions; he also has
experience with federal, state, and local agency
rules and regulations including ADEC and EPA.
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation
Karlin Itchoak has been
named new Chief
Administrative and Legal
Officer for Ukpeaġvik
includes working as
the Judicial Law Clerk
for the Chief Justice
of the Alaska Supreme
Court and the Deputy
Magistrate for the Alaska Court System. He served
as a Tribal Law Specialist for Kawerak, Inc. and as
a Government Specialist for the Department of
Commerce. Most recently, Itchoak was the Alaska
Arctic Rural and Indigenous Program Director for
the Institute of the North. Itchoak received a Juris
Doctorate from Gonzaga Law School in 2003.
North Star Group
Heather Arnett and Mercedes Theuer Birdsall
recently joined the North Star Group (NSG).
Arnett is the Principal Advisor for Advocacy,
based in Anchorage. Arnett has facilitated successful advocacy campaigns at the national,
regional, and state level. She earned an MPA from
the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Birdsall is the External Affairs Associate.
Birdsall worked in US Senator Mark Begich’s DC
office for nearly three years. Birdsall earned a BA
in Political Science and Economics from Seattle
University and an MPP from American University.
US Army Corps of Engineers
The US Army Corps of
selected Larry Phyfe, PMP,
as the new chief of its
Environmental and Special
Projects Branch. Phyfe has
served as the chief of the
Military Branch’s Foreign
Military Sales Section from
2010 to 2014.
Elyse Delaney joined Solstice Advertising as a
Copywriter. Delaney joins Solstice with a broad
range of disciplines including social media, blogging,
and account management, garnered from her previous work at a local agency. Delaney holds a BA in
Advertising from the University of Idaho.
Alaska Association of Realtors, Inc.
Bob Manwaring has been
hired as the new CEO of
the Alaska Association of
Realtors, Inc. Manwaring
has served the Alaska real
estate community for the
last eighteen years, first
as Customer Relations
Liaison with Alaska Multiple
Listing Service, Inc. and
most recently as a Business
Development Officer with Stewart Title of Alaska.
PDC, Inc. Engineers
PDC, Inc. Engineers announces promotions
and new additions to its leadership group in
Anchorage and an expanded staff in Fairbanks.
Robert Posma, PE, and Patrick Reinhard, PE,
have advanced to become Principals of the firm.
Posma has thirty years with PDC, is a Principal
Electrical Engineer, and works from the firm’s
Anchorage office. He is also a registered fire
protection engineer. Reinhard has twenty-seven
years with the firm and is the Principal Structural
Engineer based out of PDC’s Fairbanks office.
Amy Mestas, PE, has advanced to the
position of Senior Associate working with PDC’s
Anchorage structural group. Mestas has ten years
of structural experience, all with PDC.
New additions to the leadership team include
Heather Estabrook, PE, and Lori Kropidlowski,
CPSM, both working from the firm’s Anchorage
office. Estabrook is a registered civil engineer
with over fourteen years of experience. She
is also a registered environmental engineer.
Kropidlowski is the firm’s Marketing Director
and has more than thirty years of experience
marketing professional A/E/C services in Alaska.
PDC, Inc. Engineers has also expanded staff in
their Fairbanks office. Staff joining the mechanical
department includes Mark Frame, PE, and Jason
RIGHT MOVES Compiled by Russ Slaten