Movers and Shakers for July 4
Steven Patin has joined First National Bank Alaska as Human Resources director and senior vice president. Patin has two decades of experience as a former U.S. Army officer and more than 10 years of executive experience. Patin graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point concentrating in behavioral science and systems engineering before earning a master’s degree in human resources management and another in administration and supervision. Before joining FNBA, he was the chief Human Resources officer at the University of Alaska System and vice president of Customer Operations at Alaska Communications.
Katherine Jernstrom is joining the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development for her second year as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence. During her first year as Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Jernstrom co-created and delivered curriculum for the Upstart Alpha Startup Accelerator, a program managed by UA CED focusing on early stage entrepreneurs; helped provide recommendations for supporting entrepreneurs through the COVID-19 pandemic, and coached and mentored entrepreneurs across the state. In 2013 Jernstrom co-founded The Boardroom, a co-working space and entrepreneur hub in Anchorage. Shortly afterwards she joined Alyeska Venture Management as managing partner, a firm focused on building, funding, and supporting local startups. In late 2015, she co-founded Launch Alaska, a program that invests in and supports early-stage companies where she mainly served in a strategic capacity and as Fund Manager. Jernstrom has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, an MPA from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is a graduate of Leadership Anchorage, a Pew Charitable Trusts program. She serves on both private and charitable boards including Spawn Ideas, Heather’s Choice and the Anchorage Downtown Partnership. She is a member of the Alaska Investor Network and is a Rotarian. At age 30, Katherine was named Top Forty Under 40 by the Alaska Journal of Commerce.
Anchorage Economic Development Corp. hired Kate Matheson as its new development director. In her new role, Matheson is responsible for all AEDC revenue and event functions, as well as investor relations. She will work closely with AEDC‘s president &CEO, staff and board members to develop strategies for annual fundraising including corporate memberships, sponsorships, and in-kind support as well as planning and executing AEDC’s premier Economic Forecast and 3-Year Outlook luncheons. Matheson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Auburn University and comes to AEDC from United Way of Anchorage where she worked as the director of workplace giving and as a business relationship manager, collaborating with companies throughout Alaska to implement their corporate social responsibility plans.
R&M Consultants Inc. Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Andrea Story, FSMPS, CPSM, was named a fellow by the Society for Marketing Professional Services. SMPS Fellows represent the highest level of experience and leadership in marketing and business development within the design and building industry. Members who have 15 years of experience as a marketer and/or business developer in the A/E/C industries, have been an active SMPS member for 10 of the previous 15 consecutive years, and who have held a current Certified Professional Services Marketer designation for a minimum of five years were eligible to apply for the SMPS Fellows Recognition Program. Story has been a member of the SMPS since 2000. She earned her CPSM desgination in 2001 and played a key role re-establishing the Alaska Chapter in 2011. She has served in leadership roles and on committees at the chapter, regional and Society level, most notably as Alaska Chapter President for which she was recognized as the Society’s Chapter President of the Year in 2014. She also brought the Pacific Regional Conference to Anchorage in 2017 and served as that conference’s chair. During her 16 years at the firm, R&M has more than doubled its annual revenue and number of employees and makes regular appearances on the Engineering News Record Top 500 and Top Northwest Design Firms list.