On the move

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2000

McQueen back in steel buildings: Curtis J. McQueen of Juneau has been named Southeast marketing and sales director for Statewide Steel of Wasilla, which is the authorized dealer for Butler Manufacturing, a company specializing in steel buildings.

McQueen previously worked with Butler from 1995 to 1998, when he served as general manager and business manager for Tlingit & Haida Steel Industries, a business enterprise of the Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. He oversaw construction of the Tlingit-Haida vocational training facility near Salmon Creek.

McQueen also is owner and CEO of McQueen Motors, a used car dealership near Fred Meyer. McQueen said the company will be doubling its inventory in the near future.

Jenks replaces Storer at Treasury: John Jenks, a veteran of the state Department of Revenue and the Alaska Permanent Fund, has been promoted to chief investment officer for the state Treasury division.

Jenks, 40, a nine-year state employee who is a former deputy treasurer for the city of Juneau, succeeds Bob Storer, who was named executive director of the permanent fund earlier this year.

The Department of Revenue manages $5 billion in state investments and works with the Alaska State Pension Investment Board on $13 billion in retirement funds for teachers and other public employees.

Cesar in new role at SEARHC: Former Goldbelt board chairman Del Cesar has been named vice president for administration at the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.

Cesar has worked at SEARHC's Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital since 1983 and has been the consortium's director of materiel management. In his new post, he will oversee human resources, information services, property management and risk management, and will participate in tribal self-governance issues. He is moving back to Juneau, where he grew up.

Cesar, a member of the Raven Sockeye clan, is a founding member of ANB Camp 70 and is treasurer of both the Goldbelt board and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.

More awards for Alaskan Brewing: Alaskan Brewing Co. of Juneau won two medals at the international craft-beer industry's ``Oscar'' awards ceremony in London recently.

Alaskan Stout edged out a Dublin brew to win the gold medal in its division of the International Dark, Milds, Stouts and Porters Category. And Alaskan Smoked Porter won a silver medal in a division of the International Specialty Beers Category. The medal winners were announced April 11 at the annual luncheon of the Allied Brewery Traders Association.

Corbus named to First National board: William A. Corbus has been named to the board of directors for First National Bank of Anchorage.

Corbus, president and general manager of Alaska Electric Light and Power Co. in Juneau, is also a past director of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce and is a former chairman of the Alaska state pension investment board.

NBA gets blue ribbon: National Bancorp of Alaska has been named a blue ribbon bank for the fourth quarter of 1999 by a national bank-rating service.

VERIBANC bases the award on profitability, loan quality, capital and other factors.

On The Move appears occasional 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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