• Zane Treesh was recently promoted to manager of the Chugiak-Eagle River Branch Library.
Treesh took over management of the branch on Aug. 17, 12 years to the day since beginning his career as an Anchorage Public Library librarian.
Treesh earned a history degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and his Master's in Library Science from Florida State University. After becoming a Municipal employee in 1998, Treesh worked as a part-time librarian, first at Eagle River and then at the Mountain View Branch in the old Clark Middle School.
In 2006, Treesh moved to Loussac Public Library where he worked as a reference librarian in Adult Services. He also was the APL science and tech librarian, supervised associate librarians at Loussac and, for a time, oversaw the circulation department.
• AMC Engineers announces Jessica Hannan, EIT, has attained the specialty designation of LEED AP, (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), with Building Design and Construction.
The LEED Green Building Rating System is a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. BD+C-accredited professionals have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices, principles and familiarity with LEED requirements, resources and processes.
Hannan coordinated the LEED process for the mechanical and electrical design team on Fred and Sara Machetanz Elementary School and Susitna Valley Jr./Sr. High School.
• HDR Alaska announces the following promotions and new hires.
Murph O'Brien has joined HDR as a senior transportation and community planner. He has more than 30 years of experience in Alaska, He has worked in natural resource planning and management with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, served as a senior transportation planner and manager for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and concluded his government career as the director of planning and land use for the Matanuska Susitna Borough.
Ryan Moyers is a senior civil engineer with more 12 years of design experience in water and wastewater distribution, collection, and treatment. He is proficient at project planning, identifying and addressing design challenges, and preparing construction documents. With HDR, he is managing and designing utility projects in Anchorage, Pelican, Kenai, and Skagway
• Holly Parsons of The Wilson Agency was named president of the board of directors of Soroptimist International of Cook Inlet. Other board members elected include Connie Struempf of ASRC Energy Services Inc. as first vice president; Roberta Degenhardt, second vice president; Linda Day of the State of Alaska as treasurer; Natasha Pope of First National Bank of Alaska as recording secretary; Carma Reed of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as corresponding secretary; Alison Kear of Covenant House, Kristy West of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and Margaret Ibbotson of Alpha Omega Consulting Services as directors; and Suzi Pearson of Abused Women's Aid in Crisis as past president.
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