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Doyon prepares candidate report cards for Fairbanks mayoral race

September 15th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments

Doyon_report_card(from  In preparation for the Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) mayoral election on October 6, Doyon recently distributed a questionnaire to the six mayoral candidates and prepared a report card based on all candidates’ responses to questions on topics including taxes, the economy, education, villages issues, and Alaska Native business involvement in FNSB discussions and decisions. The report card, which is part of Doyon’s Get Out the Native Vote initiative, is intended to educate voters on the issues and candidates, and encourage voters to “voice their choice” in the election next month. For the full report card, including candidates’ comments, click here to download.

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Norman Phillips, Jr.

September 4th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard 1 Comment

Norman L. Phillips, Jr. serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Doyon, Limited. A Doyon employee for 21 years, Mr. Phillips was hired as the President/CEO in May 2008. He first joined the corporation in 1988 as an engineering geologist and later served as Natural Resource Manager from 1996 until 2008 when he became President and CEO.

Mr. Phillips received a Bachelors of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) School of Mineral Engineering in 1983.

Mr. Phillips has served on numerous boards and committees throughout his career including Chair of the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce in 2005, the Alaska Workforce Board, Chair of the Fairbanks Economic and Development Corporation from 2005-2007, Chair of the Samaritan Counseling Center from 2002 to 2004, the Alaska Department of Geologic and Geophysical Survey advisory board, the Denali Commission – Transportation Advisory Committee, the University of Alaska, Fairbanks School of Mineral Engineering advisory board and President of the Baan O Yeel kon Corporation Board of Directors from 1991 to 2000.

A lifelong resident of Fairbanks, Mr. Phillips family is originally from Rampart, a village on the Yukon River. He enjoys spending time at fish camp on the Yukon River with his family, hunting and playing golf. He and his wife of over 36 years, Nancy (Hage) have raised four children and have two grandchildren.

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Security Officer

August 31st, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments

• Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of industrial work sites, solid relationships with law enforcement and demonstrated leadership, motivational and management skills.
• The position requires demonstrated experience and progressive responsibility in industrial security, military security or law enforcement.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
• Fluent in the English language.
• First Aid/CPR and AED (Automated External Defibrillator is required within 180 days from start of employment.

• High school diploma or equivalent required
• Minimum of one (1) year of law enforcement background or one (1) year private security service background or Military Service in related security fields.
• Certified by the State of Alaska as a Security Officer

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May 12th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard 3 Comments

Doyon, Limited, the Native regional corporation for Interior Alaska, is a for-profit corporation with more than 17,500 shareholders. Doyon operates a diverse Family of Companies in industries including oil and gas, government contracting and tourism, and has built a strong reputation for innovation and technical expertise. As the largest private landowner in Alaska, and one of the largest in North America, Doyon also has a deep connection to the land, and actively pursues responsible natural resources development on its lands.

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Morgan Howard Productions video shown at Doyon Meeting

March 21st, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments

Doyon website topMorgan Howard Productions produced a video entitled, “Working Together” which was shown to the shareholders at the Doyon Annual meeting.  The video highlights Doyon’s ongoing committment to providing employment opportunities to its shareholders.  President Norman L. Phillips wrote a great letter in the paper earlier in the weekn entitled, “Doyon grows into economic engine” about workforce development for shareholders and all Alaskans.

Four directors were elected this year.  Jennifer Fate, Michael Fleagle, Walter Carlo and Christopher Simon.  Fate and Fleagle were re-elected and Carol and Simon replace long-time board members Florence Carroll of Juneau and Michael Irwin of Anchorage.

Florence Carroll  was not present at the meeting.  She asked for her name to be removed from the nomination list.  Mike Irwin was at the meeting and spoke directly after the election results were announced.  He was very gracious, sincere and in good humor as he spoke about his 15 years on the Doyon board.  He talked about the recent serious concerns in regard to his health and how he is now nearly back to normal.  Great news.

Doyon, Limited, the Native regional corporation for Interior Alaska, is a for-profit corporation with more than 17,500 shareholders.

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April 23rd, 2008 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments

The Doyon Board of Directors selected Doyon shareholder Norm Phillips as their new President and CEO. Mr. Phillips is originally from Rampart, Alaska and a graduate of University of Alaska, Fairbanks with a B.S. degree in Geological Engineering. He has been working for Doyon for the last 20 years in the Lands and Natural Resources department. According to the Doyon press release, Phillips says,

“I am proud that Doyon is headquartered in Fairbanks, on the north bank of the Chena River, my hometown. I appreciate this opportunity to work with the board and the excellent management team we have in place throughout the Doyon Family of Companies. And I confident that Doyon will continue to grow and prosper.”

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