Movers and Shakers for July 19
The Mat-Su Health Foundation has promoted Heather Merry to executive assistant and board liaison. Merry joined the MSHF in 2013 in the role of administrative assistant. In the years since then she has taken on additional duties at various times, including assisting with scholarship applications and backfilling for the previous executive assistant while that person was acting in an interim position elsewhere in the organization. She came to the MSHF with a proven background in administrative support. She previously worked as a senior clerical specialist for a telecommunications company and as a secretary for an aviation firm.
Schwabe, Williamson &Wyatt P.C. announced the expansion of the firm’s Anchorage office by adding six experienced attorneys. With the addition of Robert Misulich, Matt Singer, Christopher Slottee, Howard Trickey, Lee Baxter and Peter Scully, the firm is expanding its Natural Resources industry group, bolstering its presence in Alaska and ability to serve clients across the Pacific Northwest. Attorneys joining Schwabe as shareholders are: Misulich, Singer, Slottee and Trickey are joining as shareholders, and Baxter and Scully as of counsel. Misulich specializes in corporate governance; corporate services; government contracts; labor, employment, and benefits; and Native American law. He regularly represents Alaska Native corporations as outside corporate counsel in a broad range of matters, including corporate governance, shareholder meetings, proxy solicitations, and business transactions and compliance. Singer has extensive trial and appellate practice. He has handled numerous jury and bench trials in state and federal courts and has argued more than 25 appeals to the Alaska Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. His diverse practice emphasizes complex litigation and natural resources law in Alaska and Oregon courts. Slottee has extensive experience in matters related to Alaska Native corporations, settlement trusts, Tribal governments, and government contracting. He previously served as vice president and general counsel for an ANC. Trickey has 40 years of experience as a trial and appellate lawyer representing a diverse group of clients across many industries and practice areas. He has also devoted a substantial part of his practice to employment law and traditional labor relations and represented Alaska Native corporations, Fortune 500 companies, privately-owned companies, nonprofits and school districts. Baxter practices in commercial litigation, real property matters, Indian and Alaska Native law, government relations and contracting. Scully practices commercial litigation, corporate governance, business formation, construction contracting, real estate, and Alaska Native law
Northrim Bank announced the hiring of a new Human Resources director and commercial lender, as well as changes in three of its branches in Anchorage and one in Fairbanks. TJ Alinen, was hired as senior vice president-Human Resources director and Amanda Clayton as associate vice president-commercial loan officer. Maia Hernandez was promoted to associate vice president-Branch Manager II, Seventh Avenue Branch; Katreena Little was promoted to Huffman Branch manager; Liza David was promoted to Jewel Lake assistant branch manager; and Donna Fountain was promoted to Fairbanks Financial Center assistant branch manager. Alinen joins Northrim Bank with 20 years of professional human resources experience in Alaska and Arizona. He was recently the vice president of Human Resources at the Calista Corp. Alinen holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Wayland Baptist University. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources. Clayton comes to Northrim with 19 years of experience in the financial industry. She is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Hernandez joined Northrim Bank in 2015 and has 13 years of experience in the industry, starting as a teller and advancing to a business banker and eventually becoming the branch manager at the Seventh Avenue Branch and Retail Banking Float Pool Manager. Little has been with Northrim for more than 10 years where she has been an assistant branch manager before being promoted to branch manager. Before joining the financial industry, she was a Certified Medical Assistant. David started at Northrim in 2009 and has worked in a couple different branches in Anchorage. She studied at the University of Makati Philippines. Fountain joined Northrim in 2006 and has more than 21 years of banking experience. She has held positions throughout the bank and received Northrim’s Customer First Service Award in 2016.