March 14, 2016 – NOATAK, ALASKA – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) held its 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders today in Noatak, Alaska. During the meeting, the following board members were elected to serve three-year terms on the NANA board:
Seat Board Member Name
At-Large Harvey Vestal
Ambler Gladys Jones
Buckland Clara Ticket
Deering Ronald Moto
Noatak Stella Shy
Noorvik Donald Sheldon
Selawik Diana Ramoth
Shungnak Linda Lee
The following board members are continuing directors: Hendy Saaŋiaq Ballot, Sr. (Noorvik); Bonita Qanalaq Barr (Deering); Marvin Qanailaaq Barr (Kiana); Ely Utuktauraq Cyrus (Kiana); George Uluatchiaq Douglas (Shungnak); Pearl Iriqtaq Gomez (Kobuk); Johnetta Unaviqsruaq Horner (Kobuk); Tony Saŋuiq Jones, Jr. (Buckland); Joseph T Iikuluk Luther (Noatak); Mary F. Avaayak Sage (Kivalina); Sarah Anausuk Scanlan (At-large); Nellie A. Nayuk Sheldon (Ambler); Allen Suqqalik Ticket, Sr. (Selawik); Myra Aqurruaq Wesley (Kivalina); Martha Siikauraq Tukumiq Whiting (Kotzebue).
BDO USA, LLP was the ballot tabulator. Click here for the Certified Election Results.
ABOUT THE NANA BOARD: NANA Regional Corporation’s 23-member board is elected by the Corporation’s more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders. The board structure consists of two Iñupiat shareholder board members from each NANA regional community (with the exception of Kotzebue with one board seat), two at-large seats and an Elder Advisor. Board members three-year terms.
NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) is one of the 13 Regional Alaska Native corporations (ANCs) created pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). NANA’s mission is to provide economic opportunities for its more than 13,700 Iñupiat shareholders and to protect and enhance NANA lands. Join the hunt at www.nana.com.