Elizabeth “Liz” Qaulluq Cravalho

Vice President, Lands

    Elizabeth “Liz” Qaulluq Cravalho is NANA’s vice president of lands, responsible for providing strategic leadership and management for programs that focus on the environmental protection and enhancement of NANA lands for subsistence use by shareholders and local communities.

    A NANA shareholder from Kotzebue, Liz has experience advocating for Alaska Native corporation participation in the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program, supporting strategic partnerships, community engagement and advancing Arctic policy. Liz has also worked with external affairs, representing and advancing NANA’s interests in various areas of policy, including Arctic opportunities and Indigenous representation.

    President Joe Biden appointed Liz to serve as an industry member on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, an independent federal agency that advises the president and Congress on domestic and international Arctic research. Her term extends through February of 2024. Previously, Liz served on the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission for two years, during which she provided recommendations to the Alaska Legislature on Arctic policy matters.

    Liz chairs the International Inuit Business Association, which was created by the Inuit Circumpolar Conference to encourage sustainable and equitable expansion of the economy throughout the Arctic and to promote greater self-sufficiency in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions where Inuit hold rights.

    Liz holds a Master of Science in organization development from American University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Colorado College.