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Maynard V. Tapp



09/12/2017, ANCHORAGE, AK

Prominent businessman and long time Alaskan Maynard V. Tapp, passed away on September 12, 2017, in Anchorage.

Maynard was born on June 6, 1947 and raised in Seattle, WA. He attended the University of Washington. He was a member of the UW rowing crew. He graduated with a B.A. degree in accounting from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma. Maynard served in the U.S Marine Corps Reserve during the Vietnam era. In his professional life he was a significant supporter of the Fallen Heroes Project, which recognizes and salutes military sacrifice.

Maynard worked as a project control professional in the engineering and construction industry. This work included the Trans-Alaska pipeline project during its original construction and throughout its operating life. Maynard founded Hawk Consultants in 1985, which provides project control and project management services for major oilfield and pipeline projects. He became a noted businessman in the Alaska oil patch. Through Hawk, Maynard identified, developed and employed hundreds of qualified professionals who continue to serve in the oil and gas industry.

Maynard served on the boards of The Alaska Support Industry Alliance and the Alaska Chapter of the Project Management Institute. In 2010, he was unanimously elected as Director Emeritus of the Alliance as an expression of their appreciation for his enduring contributions to the industry and the organization.

Maynard was a significant contributor to the University of Alaska, serving on its Engineering, Science and Project Management Department’s (ESPM) Advisory Board. And he was a deeply consequential supporter of the University’s Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP).

The Alaska State Legislature recognized and honored Maynard in 2016 for his service to the state and its oil and gas industry, highlighting him as a thoughtful and articulate Alaska business owner and energy industry leader with great passion for his adopted state and its industry and culture.

His company released this statement: Maynard was a good friend and a caring and ethical business partner, and we will miss him and his wise counsel.”

He is survived by his brother, Roger of Lynnwood, WA., and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Michael G. Reagan Fallen Heroes Project, organizations for support of Breast Cancer awareness, or a charity or organization of your choice.

For Maynard

12 September 2017 Tuesday

Sweet, gentle friend departed here I will miss you forever reflecting on our precious years leaves eyes damp looking through a cloud of tears

I know you’re in God’s loving place God welcomed you as you did me all those years ago “Thank you for coming home”

Left behind, I journey on keeping my purpose clear I take courage in your friendship something never measured, constant, unbroken, reliable, loving.

Travel well in that new land Greeted warmly by those gone before Blessings for your passage home

ESW, in friendship


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