Movers and Shakers for Jan. 28
Leslie R. Need has become a partner in the law firm of Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP in its Anchorage office. Need previously clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Roberts and Alaska Superior Court Judge Vanessa White, and worked at the Alaska Attorney General’s Office in the Child Protection Section. Need focuses her practice on municipal, Alaska Native, environmental and natural resources law representing business and individual clients as both plaintiff and defense. Need received her bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and her juris doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law. She is a member of the Alaska Bar Association, American Bar Association and Anchorage Bar Association.
Resource Data, a custom software development, geographic information system and IT consulting firm, has hired Chad Millen as senior programmer/analyst at its Juneau office. Millen, who recently relocated from New York to Juneau, has his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University and his MBA from The State University of New York at Buffalo. For the past 16 years he worked for HSBC Bank USA as consultant and project manager. He has experience in leading front-end development teams and in digital channels solutions including web, internet banking, ATMs and mobile applications.
Andy Hall is the new executive director at Alaska Geographic. Hall is a lifelong Alaskan born in Sitka, where his father was a historian and later a park superintendent. An accomplished author (“Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak,” Dutton 2014) and former editor and publisher of Alaska magazine, Hall has dedicated his life to exploring, writing about, and supporting Alaska’s wild places. He served on Alaska Geographic’s board of directors for nine years, the last two as chairman.
Beverly K. Wooley joined the American Lung Association Mountain Pacific Regional board of directors. A graduate of Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics, Wooley has more than 30 years of public health experience in Alaska. Her career highlights include serving as the director of the Alaska Division of Public Health from 2007-09 and as director of the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services from 2003-07. Mostly retired now, she is a longtime advocate for the right to clean air for all people. Wooley joined the American Lung Association Alaska Leadership board in 2014.
Max D. Holmquist has joined Jermain, Dunnagan &Owens PC as an associate. Holmquist’s practice focuses on commercial and labor and employment law. Prior to joining the firm Holmquist worked as an associate for an Alaskan criminal defense firm. He worked primarily on cases prosecuted by the Municipality of Anchorage and the District Attorney’s Office. After graduating law school, Holmquist served as a law clerk for the Alaska State District Court in Anchorage. Holmquist earned his law degree from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University.