Paul Landes, GCI's vice president of marketing, was named president of the 2001 Special Olympics Alaska board of directors. The board also appointed new executive officers recently to serve this year. Landes is serving his third year on the organization's board. Other members elected to the 2001 executive committee include: President-Elect Mike Flanigan, director of sales and marketing for the Hotel Captain Cook; Treasurer Cynthia Matson, associate vice chancellor, budget and finance, University of Alaska Anchorage; Secretary Rebecca Logan, owner of O'Brady's Burger & Brew on Dimond Boulevard.
The Alaska Club
The Alaska Club Network promoted Phil Murray to operations manager for The Alaska Club South and The Alaska Club Midtown. Murray has been with the club since 1999. Darryl Davis was promoted to operations manager at The Alaska Club Eagle River. Davis will maintain his responsibilities as member services director for The Alaska Club Network. He has been with the club since 1994. The network of clubs was recently recognized by Fitness Management Magazine for business innovation. The group has won the award for the second year in a row.
Klukwan Inc., a Southeast Alaska village corporation, selected Richard N. Ransdell as vice president and chief financial officer. He will direct financial planning, treasury operations, accounting and management information systems for the corporation, its subsidiaries and three separate trusts. He was hired as controller for the corporation in 1999. Klukwan also has announced the appointment of Bill Fletcher as the new president of their tourism subsidiary, Chilkats' Portage Cove Development Co. This subsidiary operates as Chilkat Cruises & Tours and is based in Haines. Fletcher has led the CCT operation since being hired as vice president in 1999.
Division of Oil and Gas
Mark Myers, a petroleum geologist with more than 17 years of experience in Alaska, was named director of the state Division of Oil and Gas. Myers is a former employee with the division and succeeds Ken Boyd, who resigned after nearly six years as director. Myers studied geology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees. He earned his doctorate degree in geology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1994.
Center 4 Interior Design
Jack McCann joined the Center 4 Interior Design staff as business development supervisor, specializing in furniture procurement opportunities. Melissa McMillan joined the staff as an interior designer and most recently has worked as an interior designer/space planner for several projects in Anchorage.
ASCG Inc. recently added five new employees to its department in Anchorage. Bill Cohen joined ASCG's survey department as a professional land surveyor. Jim Robar also was hired as a professional land surveyor. John Blees was hired by ASCG's engineering department as a staff engineer in the transportation group. Roy Blain is a structural engineer who joined ASCG's buildings department. Ted Meyer was hired as a lead planner for transportation and community planning work.
The Alaska Aerospace Development Corp.
The Alaska Aerospace Development Corp. recently hired Shawnessy Des Lauriers as its new director of business operations. She is responsible for directing the corporation's contracts, procurements and financial management. She worked for 19 years at the Alaska Railroad Corp. She started as a tour guide and worked her way up to assistant director of project planning, the position she held until her departure.
Brady & Co.
Lori Rude joined Brady & Co. as an account manager in the property and casualty department servicing commercial accounts. She previously was with State Farm Insurance in Eagle River. Katie Humphrey joined the company as a processing account manager in the property and casualty department. Jennifer McKee joined the company as an administrative assistant to provide support for the employee benefits department. She previously was regional director of the American Heart Association in Olympia, Wash.
University of Alaska Geophysical Institute
Juan Roederer of the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute has received the Edward A. Flinn III award in a recent American Geophysical Union ceremony in San Francisco. Roederer, a professor emeritus at the institute, served as its director from 1977-1986. He received the award for his career of service to the scientific community. He retired from teaching physics at the university in 1993.
Division of Labor Standards and Safety
Richard Mastriano was appointed director of the state Division of Labor Standards and Safety. Mastriano, an employee of the division, succeeds Al Dwyer, who recently retired after 20 years with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Mastriano has more than 20 years of experience as a contractor and 11 years with the division, most recently as a wage and hour investigator.
Eagle Insurance Companies
Tim Bryner joined the Anchorage office of Eagle Insurance Companies as a regional underwriting manager. He most recently was with Fremont Compensation where he served as the underwriting manager for the Anchorage division. He has 17 years experience in workers' compensation underwriting.