Anchorage, Alaska Oct. 24, 2014 – The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) announced NANA President & CEO, Kasaŋnaaluk Marie N. Greene, as their 2014 Citizen of the Year. The award recognizes the contributions of a Native person who has demonstrated strong commitment, dedication, and service to the Alaska Native Community and to Rural Alaska. The Award is bestowed annually on an individual selected by the AFN Board of Directors for exemplary work that has improved the lives of Alaska Native people.
Greene has served in regional leadership roles in Northwest Alaska for much of her career. The Mt. Edgecumbe graduate was President of Maniilaq Association prior to assuming her role as President & CEO of NANA Regional Corporation.
In addition to her duties at NANA, Greene serves on boards of several regional and statewide organizations including: OTZ Telephone Cooperative, the Advisory committee for Wells Fargo Bank and the Alaska Federation of Natives. She is co-chair of the Northwest Arctic Workforce Development and Higher Education Consortium and the Northwest Arctic Leadership Team (NWALT). Greene is an appointed member of the five-member Alaska Redistricting Board, responsible for reapportioning the state house and senate districts following the 2010 U.S. Census. She holds a master’s degree in Rural Development.
NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) is one of the 13 Alaska Native corporations created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). NANA’s mission is to provide economic opportunities for its more than 13,500 Iñupiat shareholders and to protect and enhance NANA lands. Join the hunt at www.nana.com/regional.