Begenyi awarded professional engineer license: Barry Begenyi, an employee of Haight & McLaughlin, consulting electrical engineers, has been awarded a professional engineer license. Begenyi has been with the firm for two years, providing electrical design, project management and construction administration services. He most recently provided design services for the remodel of the Bartlett Regional Hospital cafeteria.
With Begenyi's assistance, the firm is expanding services beyond Southeast Alaska. He developed the electrical system design for the new police station in Fairbanks, which is modeled on the new station in Juneau.
Morrison named tribal relations manager: The U.S. Forest Service has named Eric Morrison its new tribal government relations program manager in Alaska. Born and raised in Sitka, Morrison is a Tlingit of the Raven moiety and the Coho clan.
Morrison has worked for the Tlingit and Haida Central Council since 1993 and was a community partnership specialist for the Census Bureau. He also has been assistant port director in Anchorage, a special assistant at the Assistant Secretary's Office for Indian Affairs and an assistant professor at Alaska Pacific University, according to the Forest Service. Morrison, who has a law degree from the University of New Mexico, will start work with the Forest Service in January.
Licensure attained, pursued at Juneau firm: The Juneau-based design firm of Jensen Yorba Lott recently announced the registration of Chris Mertl as a professional landscape architect in Alaska. Mertl is the first licensed landscape architect in private practice in Southeast Alaska. An associate with the firm, Mertl is a graduate of the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, and has practiced landscape architecture since 1990. Jensen Yorba Lott also added Emily Richardson to its Juneau office. Richardson, a recent graduate of the University of Oregon, is serving as an intern architect with the firm while fulfilling the requirements for professional licensure in Alaska.