Movers and Shakers for Nov. 15
Vitus Energy LLC announced several personnel moves. Charlotte Long was hired as Inventory manager. Long has more than 25 years of experience in logistics and inventory management, with 12 years in the Alaska fuel industry. Long joins Vitus from JB Gottstein where she was the sales representative and handled logistics for the bypass system. Before that, she was responsible for inventory management, procurement, logistics and fuel inventory management for a prominent Alaska freight distribution company. Long has a bachelor’s degree in business management and a bachelor’s degree in global logistics management from the University of Alaska Anchorage. James Ochoa was promoted to asset manager. Ochoa began his career in the oil and gas industry in 2014. He conducted data and asset analysis for multiple sites and rigs throughout the State of California. Ochoa’s joined Vitus in 2016 as an operations support specialist. He was responsible for organizing, coordinating and administering support for Marine Operations. He provided ground support and logistics for multiple projects and operations across the state of Alaska. As asset manager he is responsible for the procurement, logistics and management of the company’s assets, as well as general asset compliance. Douglas Peoples was hired as Facilities manager. Peoples comes to Vitus with more than 25 years of experience in facilities management. Prior to Vitus, Peoples worked for Liquor Stores North where he managed more than 20 facilities and oversaw the renovation of five stores where he was responsible to direct crews of subcontractors and direct hire maintenance workers. Peoples has also worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a quality control management and safety professional, and was an OSHA 30 trainer for five years. Cliff Brown was hired as senior retail manager. Brown has more than 20 years of high-level management experience and prior to Vitus was a regional field trainer and recruiter and a district manager for Holiday Station stores. Brown has a doctor of business administration from Northcentral University, a master’s degree in business management, and a bachelor’s degree in management from National American University. Brady Borum was hired as senior Shoreside manager for Central Alaska. Borum came to Alaska with the U.S. Air Force, where he worked as an Aircraft Fuel Systems Technician in 2005. After multiple assignments and worldwide deployments, he honorably separated from the Air Force and began working as a CDL driver for a local distributor of petroleum products and lubricants in Alaska. While there, Borum completed his bachelor’s degree in business management from Wayland Baptist University. Before joining Vitus, he was the director of Fuel Marketing and Operation for the road system in Alaska.
PND Engineers Inc. in Anchorage announced two recent hires. Cameron Klatt, EIT, has joined PND’s Geotechnical Team. Klatt earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Montana State University, and a master’s degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of Washington this past June. He has interned with HDL Engineering and Kiewit Bridge and Marine, building experience in geotechnical investigations, calculations for foundation and retaining wall design, geotechnical report writing, and primary and secondary lab testing. Michael Ulmgren, EIT, brings experience as a research professional at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he conducted wave and storm surge modeling, shoreline change modeling and sediment transport studies. Before joining UAA, Ulmgren was a civil associate at Michael Baker International, where he performed hydraulic and hydrology modeling and analysis, stream stability and scour analysis.
Cassandra Stalzer, APR, vice president of transformational philanthropy at United Way of Anchorage, has become the second Alaskan to become a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, a designation of professional expertise from the American College of Financial Services. Stalzer earned the designation through a rigorous course of study through the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of the college. CAP status means that Stalzer has the expertise to help families, gift planners and financial advisers build inspired legacy plans for giving to nonprofits that will create the maximum good in their communities and complement their goals for wealth management. Her expertise covers charitable trusts, private foundations, supporting organizations, donor-advised funds, pooled income funds and charitable gift annuities. At United Way of Anchorage, Stalzer draws upon her 20 years in fundraising and development to connect donors to long-lasting impact in Anchorage through gifts of financial assets including securities, real estate and business interests. She is also leading the creation of planned giving opportunities such as bequests and endowed funds, and charitable gift annuities.