Movers and Shakers for Aug. 2
Tonbo Digital has merged with MSI Communications to provide enhanced digital and web services to its clients. Tonbo President Kristen Fowler Lindsey and SEO digital marketing strategist Scott Thomas have both joined the agency. Fowler Lindsey will lead MSI’s web, social and digital media departments, as well guide the agency’s initiative to be the first full-service, digitally driven creative, advertising and public relations firm in Alaska. Thomas will guide the agency’s social media and digital marketing strategies, including search engine optimization, or SEO, programmatic ad buying, pay-per-click, email marketing and Google display ads. In addition to comprehensive website development, MSI’s web division offers an online ticketing system for easy maintenance requests, database design, user experience design and sophisticated analytic reporting.
Heather Harris will join the Municipality of Anchorage effective Aug. 24 as the Director of the Anchorage Health Department, succeeding Natasha Pineda. She is an alumna of the University of Alaska Anchorage and has an executive master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington.
Lane Powell announced that Associate Hans Huggler and Counsel to the Firm Miranda Strong have joined the firm’s Anchorage office. Huggler, who is relocating from the firm’s Portland office, is a commercial litigator with a focus on transportation and insurance-related matters. After earning his juris doctor, magna cum laude, from Lewis &Clark Law School, Huggler served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sharon Gleason of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska before joining Lane Powell. Over the next few months, Huggler will complete the requirements for an LL.M. degree in air and space law from McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law in Montreal, Quebec, including a research project focusing on U.S. court jurisdiction over international air crash claims. He also holds undergraduate degrees in economics and political science from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in criminal justice policy from the London School of Economics &Political Science. Strong focuses her practice on compliance, litigation, government affairs and employment. She joins the firm from the Bering Straits Native Corp., where she served as chief ethics and compliance officer and associate general counsel. In that role, she conducted investigations; handled administrative employment hearings; designed and directed corporate compliance, records and information management, and export compliance programs; and advised on Arctic, Alaska Native, corporate and energy public policy. Strong also spent time as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska, where she was a trial and appellate litigator, and a tribal liaison and special assistant advising the executive branch on emerging Alaska Native legal and policy matters. She is co-founder and co-chair of the Alaska Compliance Alliance and serves as a pro bono attorney for the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Strong received her juris doctor from the University of Washington School of Law, her master’s of public administration from the University of Alaska Southeast, and her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is also a Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.