Julie Woodworth joined the AGC team in 2019 and is the Senior VP and Lending Manager. In this role, she oversees AGC’s lending and manages a team of four loan officers and a four-member servicing team. Woodworth has lived in Alaska since 1985 and has over 30 years of banking experience, working for the National Bank of Alaska (subsequently Wells Fargo) and First National Bank of Alaska. She is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School and has lived and worked across the state in several communities including Homer, Glennallen, and Dillingham. Woodworth has served on the boards of the three local Chambers of Commerce, Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, Hospice Board of Homer, South Peninsula Hospital Operating Board, and the Alaska Children’s Trust.
Michael Rzeszut joined Alaska Growth Capital in 2018 and brings over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. As a nearly life-long Alaskan, Rzeszut’s experience includes a career as a consumer lender, small business and commercial lender, commercial credit underwriter, and special assets officer. At Alaska Growth Capital, Rzeszut is responsible for credit risk management to maintain the overall quality of the loan portfolio.
Mary Miner is the Vice President, Community Development at Alaska Growth Capital. Prior to joining AGC in 2017, Miner co-founded Atikus, a financial technology company operating in Rwanda. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and grew up supporting her family’s commercial fishing business in Bristol Bay. After earning both a BA in International Studies and a MS in Public Service Management from DePaul University in Chicago, and living and working around the world, Miner returned to Alaska to support economic development locally. She has experience working across for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises and provides local, national, and international experience to her work at AGC. Miner is passionate about the success of AGC’s clients and the Alaska community as a whole. She sits on the Board of Directors of Launch Alaska, the state’s first business accelerator.
Ian has served as AGC’s controller since 2015 and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining AGC, Ian was the State Tax Manager for AGC’s parent company, ASRC, for two years. Ian has experience in corporate and tax accounting, and previously worked in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers’, where he worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies. Ian holds a bachelor and master’s degree in accountancy from Brigham Young University.
Joining AGC in 2017, Taka brings over 25 years of financial services experience, holding management positions in business lending, treasury management, and electronic services. His diverse experience has allowed Taka to be a financial advisor for a wide range of industries located in both Alaska and other markets. His banking career has given him the opportunity to reside and serve in communities around Alaska such as Homer, Mat-Su Valley, and Eagle River. Taka holds a BA degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, and is an honors graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. As a nearly life-long Alaskan, Taka enjoyed growing up on the Kenai Peninsula and he has served on a number of community boards including Palmer Chamber of Commerce as past president, treasurer of Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, and currently as a board member at the Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation.