David L. Matthews has been promoted to vice president and Alaska general manager for H.C. Price Co., an international construction company specializing in pipeline maintenance. Matthews started his pipeline and heavy mechanical construction career in Alaska during the construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. In 1981, he joined H.C. Price Co. After three years as a field engineer and project engineer, he was promoted to project manager, a position he held until 1998 when he assumed the responsibilities of general manager of the Alaska division.
Anchorage Economic Development Corp.
Jeff Pokorny joined the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. as research director. Previously, Pokorny was an Air Force electronic warfare officer whose assignments included a two-year tour at Eielson Air Force Base. Amy Ragula, who had been AEDC's executive secretary, has moved into the newly created position of marketing assistant, where she will carry out member relations duties while assisting with publications, press releases and media relations.
Michael Baker Jr. Inc.
A subsidiary of Michael Baker Corp. named Keith J. Meyer, Ph.D., assistant vice president and head of its Alaska operations. The subsidiary, Michael Baker Jr. Inc., provides engineering and construction management services to a number of energy production companies in Alaska. Meyer has more than 20 years experience in the development, design and construction of cross-country pipeline systems, seismic design, highway bridge design and advanced analytic software development. Meyer most recently was involved as project engineer with the Alpine Project on the North Slope for Phillips Petroleum Co. (formerly ARCO Alaska Inc.).
Diane Dunham was hired by Bradley/Reid Communications as the copywriter. She formerly served as the vice president of marketing at the Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau. She has written free-lance articles for the Anchorage Daily News and she was the marketing director for Chilkoot Charlie's. Mary Kersbergen was hired as the receptionist for the agency. Kersbergen is a 1999 graduate of Robert Service High School. Amy Nibert joined the agency as a media buyer. She earned a degree in journalism and public communications from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Alaska Public Radio Network
Paul Stankavich is the new president and CEO of the Alaska Public Radio Network. Stankavich brings 33 years of experience to the position with both television and radio in his background. He was most recently general manager of KZAZ in Bellingham, Wash. When KZAZ merged with Washington State University's Northwest Public Radio Network, he stayed for three years to help build stations in Port Angeles and Omak, Wash., as well as supervise the growth of underwriting for the network.
Jane Godfrey was promoted to manager of visitor information and human resources at the Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau. She previously was in the visitor services department from 1988 to 1996. She returned in 1999 as manager of visitor information. Leah Shepherd is the new operations manager for the bureau. She was promoted from secretary/accounts receivable. Karen Lane was hired as the membership manager. Robert Wholecheese joined the staff as communications coordinator. Terry Saddler joined the conventions department as its coordinator.
Dawn Harmon was appointed regional sales manager for Westmark Hotels. Harmon, a resident of Fairbanks for the past 11 years, was the director of human resources and marketing for the Fairbanks Wendy's restaurant franchise. Prior to Wendy's, Harmon was the manager of the Comfort Inn Chena River.
R&M Consultants Inc.
Barbara Meekins joined R&M Consultants to manage services related to project right of way and land acquisition functions. Meekins was a senior acquisition and relocation agent with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. She is a member of the International Right of Way Association and serves as the Northwest Region chair.
Prudential Jack White Real Estate
Stacy Hague was named marketing coordinator with Prudential Jack White Real Estate. In 1998, Hague joined Prudential Jack White Real Estate as a residential administrative assistant. She previously was an administrative assistant with the Pribilof School District. Nancy Shamburg was named office coordinator for the company's Anchorage office. She joined Prudential Jack White Real Estate as a commercial administrative assistant in 1993. John Blaine was appointed to the president's council at Prudential Jack White Real Estate. Blaine, a residential sales associate, will represent all of the firm's residential sales staff.
Prudential Vista Real Estate
Elizabeth Holland was named office coordinator for Prudential Vista Real Estate's Anchorage office. Holland joined Prudential Vista in 1999 as a receptionist/administrative assistant.
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|Publication:||Alaska Business Monthly|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2000|
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