On the move

Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2000

Goldbelt shuffle complete: Dave Goade is now executive vice president of Goldbelt, and Karen Taug is vice president, under a corporate restructuring by new President and CEO Gary Droubay.

Under the plan approved by the Goldbelt board Feb. 26, Droubay will not be replaced as chief financial officer, the position he held until being tapped to replace Joe Beedle as CEO.

``Mrs. Taug has served well as the corporate controller and has been an integral part in the streamlining of the accounting systems within Goldbelt and each of its subsidiaries,'' Droubay said. ``Her promotion to vice president will allow her to take over some of the responsibilities I had as CFO while continuing her responsibilities as controller.''

Goade previously was vice president of lands. He and Taug are both shareholders in the Juneau Native corporation.

`Real McCoy' heads White Oak production:Jeff McCoy of KTKU radio is moving to Juneau's two new FM radio stations, ``Magic 100.7'' (KFMG) and ``Star 102.7'' (KSRJ). The stations, operated by White Oak Broadcasting of Alaska, went on the air last fall.

McCoy has been known as ``The Real McCoy,'' at KTKU, or TAKU 105, where he has worked as a drive-time host. At White Oak, McCoy will be in charge of production, program development, remote broadcasts for advertisers and talent selection. No decision has been made about whether to launch a talk show, said White Oak co-owner Neil Rones.

Longenbaugh's name added to firm's: The title of the Juneau law firm is now Simpson, Tillinghast, Sorensen, Lorensen & Longenbaugh, P.C., with the addition of partner Leslie Longenbaugh's name recently.

Longenbaugh, who has been with the firm since its founding in 1995, has practiced law in Juneau for 13 years, with a specialty in employment law and Native corporations. She is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Alaska and California, and before the United States Supreme Court.

Copenhagen goes congressional: Max Copenhagen, in the Juneau office of the U.S. Forest Service from 1988 to 1998, is temporarily working on national forestry policy in the office of U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat.

Copenhagen, 52, is working with Stupak through a fellowship program of the Brookings Institution, a private, non-profit research group. However, he will return to the national Forest Service headquarters in September to resume his duties as watershed restoration program manager.

While in Juneau, Copenhagen, a downtown resident, was a board member for the Alaska Folk Festival and a volunteer host for the jazz show on KTOO radio.

Realtor Telfer honored: Larry E. Telfer of Juneau has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

Only 5 percent of Realtors nationwide have earned the credential, which is based upon completion of an advanced course and is intended to assure home buyers and sellers that the designee subscribes to the Realtor code of ethics, is technologically up-to-date, and is committed to maximizing profits and minimizing costs for clients.

Telfer is owner of RE/MAX of Juneau, a member of the Southeast Board of Realtors and president of the Juneau Multiple Listing Service.

On The Move appears Tuesdays on the business page of the Empire. Please send your business-related items of interest to Bill McAllister, Juneau Empire, 3100 Channel Drive, Juneau, AK 99801; or fax them to 586-3028.

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