Movers and Shakers for Sept. 3
John Sims was appointed president of Enstar Natural Gas Co. Sims was previously vice president of corporate resources. Sims has succeeded Jared Green, who served as president of Enstar since 2014. Green returns to Calgary, Alberta, to assume his new role as president of AltaGas Canadian Utilities. Sims graduated from Chugiak High School in 1996 and from Hillsdale College in Michigan in 2001. In 2009, he received his MBA from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Sims began his career at Enstar in 2005 in the business development and public affairs department, assuming leadership roles as director and vice president in business development, customer service, and human resources departments before being named president.
Bristol Bay Native Corp. announced the promotion of Nancy S. Schierhorn and the hiring of Gladys Lind, Jerry Golden and Cindy Mittlestadt. Schierhorn was promoted to senior vice president and chief development officer. She will replace Jeffrey E. Sinz, who announced he will retire on Sept. 30. Schierhorn joined BBNC in November 2012 as associate general counsel. Two years later she was promoted to vice president, associate general counsel. Schierhorn holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Puget Sound and a juris doctorate from Williamette University. Lind is a BBNC shareholder and was recently hired as workforce development specialist to work in BBNC’s Shareholder Development department and will focus on delivering career and professional development program services for shareholders and descendants predominantly living in the Lower 48. Lind comes to BBNC from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, where she worked in human resources as a HR Recruiter and HR generalist for the past three years. Prior to her that, Lind worked in the education system at the Dillingham City and Southwest Region School Districts and has more than 20 years of HR experience. Golden was hired as director of corporate development. Golden comes to BBNC from Southern Ute Alternative Energy where he most recently served as the vice president of finance/investments. Golden has more than 20 years of investment experience which spans the renewable energy, investment banking, and private equity industries. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rutgers University, and an MBA in Finance from New York University. Mittlestadt was hired as the Bristol Bay Development Fund manager and will identify and support potential small business investments focused on the Bristol Bay region and manage the investment fund to meet internal investment goals. She spent the last 10 years in the community lending sector, managing nonprofit organizations designated as Community Development Financial Institutions by the U.S. Treasury. Mittlestadt is founding director and secretary of the Native CDFI Network, an organization whose mission is to be a national voice that strengthens and promotes CDFIs, and creates capital and resources for Native communities. She is a graduate of the Foraker Institute’s program Catalyst for Non-Profit Excellence, and has served on nonprofit boards such as Special Olympics Alaska, Assets, Inc. and Green Star.
Hughes White Colbo Wilcox &Tervooren LLC of Anchorage is pleased to announce that four attorneys, Jimmy White, Kimberlee Colbo, Paul S Wilcox and Steve Tervooren, have been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers included on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
RIM announced the hiring of Ubon Boutsomsi as chief technology officer. Boutsomsi brings more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry including serving as the IT Manager at Alaska Interstate Construction, director of IT at Pebble Limited Partnership, chief information officer at Sitnasuak Native Corp., and vice president of IT for Petro 49. Boutsomsi received his undergrad in information technology engineering from Alaska Charter College and his master’s degree in telecommunication management from Alaska Pacific University.