John Aġnaqłuk Lincoln is NANA’s vice president of external affairs. John, a NANA shareholder from Kotzebue, is responsible for developing, managing and expanding relationships with stakeholders, including industry leaders, Alaska Native associations, government agencies, policymakers and elected officials. He works closely with the legal and lands departments, as well NANA’s federal group, to ensure NANA is represented uniformly at the international, federal, state and local levels.
John has worked at NANA since 2016, most recently as NANA’s vice president of business development for Sivu, LLC and previously as vice president of lands. Prior to joining NANA, he worked in Maniilaq Association’s information technology department, specializing in network infrastructure, server virtualization and Microsoft server technologies.
John represented the North Slope and Northwest Arctic Boroughs in the Alaska House of Representatives from 2017 to 2020 and served on the tribal council for the Native Village of Kotzebue for four years, as well as on the board of directors for Maniilaq Association for three years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University with a focus on management science and public policy.