University foundation welcomes five to board of trustees and elects officers

The University of Alaska Foundation welcomed five well-known Alaskans onto

its Board of Trustees and elected five officers at its December 2013 annual



New Officers 2014

Susan Anderson of Anchorage, president and chief executive officer of The

CIRI Foundation, was elected chair, while Jim Johnsen of Fairbanks, senior

vice-president of human resources and process transformation with Alaska

Communications, was elected vice chair. Karen Polley, owner of Stone Soup

Alaska Designs in Juneau, was elected secretary. Officers will serve in

their respective positions until November 2015.


Trustees elected to serve through 2016

Cynthia Cartledge of Anchorage, shareholder of Wohlforth, Brecht, Cartledge

& Brooking, APC; Linda Hulbert of Fairbanks, agent for New York Life

Insurance; Amy Humphreys of Seattle, Wash., president and chief executive

officer of Icicle Seafoods, Inc.; and Cary Keller of Fairbanks, medical

director of Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedics Fairbanks. Karen Polley of

Juneau, owner Stone Soup Alaska Designs was re-elected for a second term.


The UA Foundation Board of Trustees consists of elected and emeritus

members from across Alaska; appointed trustees including UA President Pat

Gamble and Chancellors Tom Case (UAA), Brian Rogers (UAF) and John Pugh

(UAS); as well as UA regent appointees Mary K. Hughes of Anchorage and

Fuller Cowell of Fairbanks.


The University of Alaska Foundation is a private nonprofit corporation

established in 1974 to solicit, manage and invest donations for the

exclusive benefit of the University of Alaska.


UA press release