Mortgage Co. gets new branch manager: Vickie Perry, former mortgage loan originator with Residential Mortgage, was recently promoted to branch manager of the company's Juneau branch, which serves all of the Southeast.
Perry's past experience includes real estate and sales listings, commercial property management and marketing for malls.
Additionally, Perry is a member of The National Realtor's Association and the Glacier Valley Rotary Club.
Brewing company wins bronze: The Alaskan Brewing Co. captured the bronze medal at the Great American Beer Festival on Friday in Denver, Colo.
This is the 24th medal for the Juneau-based company, which received the medal for its Alaskan E.S.B. in the English special strong bitter category. The E.S.B. took the gold last year at the 2001 World Beer Cup.
Alaskan Brewing Co. is ranked third of all beer brands participating in the contest for the most awards won, trailing only Anheuser-Busch and Coors since the inception of the festival in 1983. The brewing company has been winning since 1987.
Additionally, Alaskan Brewing Co.'s Moose's Tooth Brewpub in Anchorage won the gold medal in the chocolate/cocoa flavored beer category at the competition.
Attorney opens own office: Attorney Chrystal Sommers Brand will open her own law firm in Juneau.
Brand was employed with Baxter, Bruce, Brand P.C., which specializes in family and domestic relations law.
Her new office will be located at 2217 North Jordan Ave. in the Jordan Creek Office Condominiums.
UAS director certified nationally: Lynne Johnson, University of Alaska-Southeast development director, recently earned the designation of certified fund-raising executive.
Johnson was given the credential after meeting a series of standards set by the certified fund-raising board including tenure in the profession, education, professional achievements and commitment to nonprofit and service organizations. Further, Johnson had to pass a written exam testing the knowledge, ability and skills required of a fund-raising executive.
Johnson was appointed UAS development director two years ago. As director she serves as the campus contact with individuals, corporations and foundations looking to support higher education.
Only four people in Alaska have received this designation.