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Welcome to Luke Heafner, new risk management analyst!
Started April 4, 2016
Risk management analyst
UA Risk Management
Luke Heafner joined the University of Alaska as Risk Management Analyst in early 2016. Bringing experience and expertise from his years as a commercial insurance broker, he now manages the insurance program for the University of Alaska system.
Heafner works alongside the Chief Risk Officer, claims department and campus staff to utilize risk finance and self-insurance as an essential part of the University's enterprise risk management program. He holds the professional designations of CIC and CPCU, among others.
Heafner is a lifelong Alaskan and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and daughter when he's not in the office.
Join General Counsel in Congratulating Ardith Lynch on Retirement!
Last day - May 6, 2016
Ardith Lynch joined the General Counsel's office in 2002, following 10 years of service as the Borough Attorney for the Fairbanks North Star Borough. In her nearly 14 years of service to the university system she has been the quintessential professional, providing practical legal advice on a broad range of topics. She has done so with unfailing grace, as well as uncommon judgment and wisdom. Even as she was planning her departure to join lawyer-husband Jim Cannon in retirement, she agreed to assume the role of interim CHRO, which she has filled since November. No surprise that she took on the challenges facing that office with the same determination, skill and professionalism that have been the hallmarks of her professional career. We wish her well in her new adventures.
– Mike Hostina, UA general counsel
Staff are invited to a retirement celebration for Ardith Lynch on Friday, May 6 from 9-10 a.m. in Butrovich 204.