Movers and Shakers for May 20
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has selected three individuals to fill executive level positions. Scott Cherktow has been selected for the position of senior vice president, IM Applications. Chertkow has worked at Alaska USA for more than 10 years, most recently as vice president, IM Operations. Doug Horner has been selected for the position of vice president, IM Operations. Horner has worked at Alaska USA for more than six years, most recently as Anchorage Data Center Manager. Shannon Conley has been selected for the position of senior vice president, Branch Administration. Conley has worked for Alaska USA for more than 12 years, most recently as Dealer Loan Center manager.
The Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals announced Michael Angaiak, principal of Anne Wien Elementary School in Fairbanks, as its 2018 National Distinguished Principal. Angaiak was nominated and selected by his fellow principals through a statewide search process conducted by the Alaska Association of Elementary School Principals. Angaiak has a graduate bachelor’s degree from University of Notre Dame, and a teaching certificate and master degree from University of Alaska Anchorage. He has been a principal for eight years, serving as principal of Anne Wien Elementary School for the past five. Angaiak, a Yup’ik Alaskan Native, has previously been recognized as an outstanding principal by both the Fairbanks Principals’ Association and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.
Christine White, CPSM, has been promoted to communications manager at R&M Consultants Inc. White first joined R&M’s Marketing Department as a marketing coordinator in January 2012. As the communications manager, she is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of firm communications, public relations and content marketing programs. White has more than nine years of business‐to‐business marketing, including strategic planning, public communications, graphic design, website design and proposal preparation. She has also led the proposal efforts for many of R&M’s current projects, including the Big Lake Pedestrian Study, the Midtown Corridor Improvements: Denali Street Area-Benson to Tudor Road project, and most recently, the 2018 Statewide Hazardous Waste and Environmental Services Term Agreement with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. White has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communications from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services and currently serves on the board as the immediate past president.
MSI Communications announced several personnel changes. Art Director Tara Storter was promoted to associate creative director, a role in which she will share responsibility for crafting and overseeing the agency’s creative work alongside Creative Director Jim Coe. Storter has long been one of MSI’s leading graphic designers, having created some of its most visible work during her 10 years at the agency. Account Executive Ashley Brinkman was promoted to account manager after a year and a half with the agency. As an account manager, Brinkman now works directly with clients to develop and implement multi-media communication plans. Keith Baxter was hired in the role of account executive. He will assist the client-services team in managing daily projects and creating long-term advertising and public relations plans. Born and raised in Soldotna, Baxter is an alum of University of Alaska Anchorage. For the past seven years, he has been the director of member relations for the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council. Dylan Faber joined MSI in March as an account coordinator. He will support to the client-services team in day-to-day management of accounts and projects. A graduate of Northeastern University, Faber spent the last two years as a special assistant to Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Brady Siegel was hired as MSI’s new administrative assistant. Born and raised in Palmer, Siegel graduated from University of Georgia last May, then returned to Alaska.