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Jason Metrokin named President & CEO of Bristol Bay Native Corporation

January 16th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments


Jason MetrokinJason Metrokin will serve Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) as President and Chief Executive Officer effective today, January 16, 2009.

Mr. Metrokin replaces President/CEO Hjalmar Olson, who announced his retirement from BBNC on November 5, 2008 after sixteen years of service. Metrokin was the Director of Shareholder and Corporate Relations of BBNC as well as a director of the Board.

The appointment of Mr. Metrokin, age 36, marks the first time an Alaska Native Regional Corporation has employed a CEO that is was born after the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act enrollment date.  Metrokin is a descendant of an original shareholder and inherited his stock.  He joined BBNC in 2005 from the First Alaskans Institute where he served as Vice President of Development and an earlier career with National Bank of Alaska which later became Wells Fargo. His leadership experience is marked by his role as a founding member of the Alaska Native Professional Association, graduation from BBNC’s Training Without Walls, a management training program and service on several corporate and nonprofit governing boards.

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DOYON HIRES NORM PHILLIPS, JR. AS PRESIDENT & CEO

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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