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Vol. 18, No. 13 Week of March 31, 2013
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry

Arctic Directory: NTS announces the retirement of GM Mary Shields

Northwest Technical Services said Aug. 31 that its long-time general manager, Mary Shields has retired.

Shields came to Alaska in the early 1970s as the single mom of three small children whom she had cared for and supported while earning her college degree in psychology.

Joining Northwest Technical Services as an administrative assistant, she rapidly moved up the ladder becoming general manager in August of 1987, a position she held until retirement.

Northwest Technical Services has been a member of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance since the beginning; upon becoming general manager, Shields became also became an active member. Over the years she has also given her time and energy to the Alaska Business Education Compact, Anchorage/Mat-Su Local WIB, Alaska Job Training Council, Denali Safety Council, Veterans for Safety, Kiwanis, Business & Professional Women’s Organization, Chinook Local Organization, Worker’s Compensation Committee of Alaska, Alaska Youth and Parent Foundation, March of Dimes, Kenai Peninsula Borough of Education, and was inducted in the Athena Society in 2011.



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