Movers and Shakers for June 6
Penny Gage joined McKinley Alaska Private Investment LLC as a private equity associate working from the Anchorage office. Prior to joining McKinley Alaska Private Investment, Gage worked at the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, served as the Director of Special Projects at Alaska Growth Capital, as a Business Development Officer at the State of Alaska Division of Economic Development, and as Deputy Director at Institute of the North. Gage was named a 2019 recipient of the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s Top Forty Under 40 award. Outside of Alaska, Gage previously worked in Equinor’s Washington, D.C. office. She also served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Nicaragua for two years. Gage received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a master’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University with a certificate in international business diplomacy.
Ampersand (originally founded as AlasConnect) announced the hire of Keith Ziolkowski as its new vice president of Strategic Initiatives. Ziolkowski comes to Ampersand from his previous position as chief information officer at CIRI. In his new position, Ziolkowski will be responsible for shaping and implementing business initiatives relative to strategic IT/business alignment planning as well as strategic engagement with Alaska Native corporations. Ziolkowski brings more than 20 years of experience and expertise in information technology, leadership, cybersecurity and network infrastructure. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and was named to the Top Forty Under 40 in 2009 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce.
The Chugach Electric Association Board of Directors elected new officers on May 26. The complete slate of officers is: Rachel Morse, chair; Bettina Chastain, vice chair; Jim Henderson, secretary; and Harold Hollis, treasurer.