Movers and Shakers for May 2
Rasmuson Foundation announced four new staff members, including a program officer with deep roots in the nonprofit community. Monica Garcia-Itchoak joined Rasmuson Foundation this month, bringing more than 26 years of nonprofit experience to her role as program officer. She comes from The Foraker Group, where she worked with nonprofits on sustainability. Garcia-Itchoak moved to Alaska in 2010 from New York to direct education and public programs at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Among other museum posts, she managed museum learning experiences at The American Museum of Natural History. She currently serves on the boards of the Pratt Museum, Museums Alaska and thread Alaska. Sydney Copley was hired as executive assistant to the vice president of external affairs. Copley earlier worked for the State of Alaska, where she served three administrations in the Office of the Governor. She also serves on the board of Fairbanks Montessori Preschool. Ted Mala was hired as program fellow for grantmaking. Prior to joining Rasmuson Foundation, he worked at Southcentral Foundation as special assistant to and congressional liaison for the president and CEO. Earlier, he served as senior director of business development at NANA Management Services. Twenty years ago, Mala’s first Alaska job was on the Southcentral Foundation team that helped to launch the Family Wellness Warriors Initiative to combat domestic violence, abuse and neglect. Erin Milan was hired as administrative assistant and receptionist. Milan joined the Foundation from ConocoPhillips Alaska, where she served as an executive assistant. She earned her Associate of Applied Science from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Northrim Bank announced the promotion of officers throughout the bank: Ryan Caldwell, senior vice president-Systems and Network manager; Douglas Frey, senior vice president-Security and Business Continuity manager and Information Security officer; Josh King, senior vice president-Northrim Funding Services Division manager; Nate Olmstead, senior vice president-Data Analytics manager; Erick Stoeckle, senior vice president-Enterprise Architecture manager; Craig Tiihonen, senior vice president-Treasury Services director; Susan Stenstrom, vice president-Corporate Secretary. Caldwell was hired at Northrim in 2016. He has more than 19 years of experience managing enterprise services, databases, security infrastructure, and networks along with over 16 years of IT project management and leadership experience. Caldwell holds a master’s degree in computer information systems/information assurance and has earned several relevant professional certifications. Frey joined Northrim in 2017. He has more than 35 years of law-enforcement, risk management, anti-terrorism, force-protection, and information security experience. Frey holds a bachelor’s degree in homeland security and an associate’s degree in criminal justice, and has numerous specialized training certifications in his fields of expertise. King has been with Northrim Bank since 2009. He has been the assistant division manager of Northrim Funding Services since 2014. King holds a juris doctorate of Law from Widener University and recently graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School. Olmstead came to Northrim in 2015 and was promoted to Data Analytics manager in 2016. He has more than 19 years of enterprise technical experience, to include database engineering, data warehousing, business intelligence and data management. Olmstead attended the Eastern Michigan University and earned several certifications in his fields of expertise. He received the 2018 Northrim President’s Award. Stoeckle started at Northrim in 2012. He has more than 20 years of experience supporting large enterprise networks, systems, applications, storage and security infrastructure. Stoeckle attended Brigham Young University and hold a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert certification in addition to multiple certifications in his areas of expertise. He received the 2013 Northrim Bank President’s Award. Tiihonen joins Northrim Bank with 12 years of banking and treasury management experience. He has an associate’s degree in business management and various industry certifications. Stenstrom started at Northrim in 2008 as assistant corporate secretary and has more than 45 years of experience in the financial industry. She has held positions in regulatory compliance and examinations, insurance and related licensing, loan administration and corporate documentation at the executive level. Stenstrom received the 2013 Northrim Bank President’s Award.