John Aġnaqłuk Lincoln serves as NANA’s president and chief executive officer. In his role, he works cooperatively with other regional leaders to improve the quality of life for our people by maximizing economic growth, protecting and enhancing our lands and promoting healthy communities in the NANA region.
John has served a combined 18 years with NANA and the Maniilaq Association, the two largest employers of shareholders in the NANA region. He most recently served as vice president for NANA external affairs where he worked to ensure the protection of corporate, regional and shareholder interests. He also served as an Alaska state representative from 2018 to 2021, where he was an original member of the House Special Committee on tribal affairs.
John was the valedictorian of his Kotzebue High School class. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree, concentrating in management science and public policy, from Stanford University. In 2021, John was named a “Top Forty Under 40” leader by the Alaska Journal of Commerce.